Lou hung his own shingle as a family law attorney in July of 2009. Lou primarily practices in contested divorces and child custody matters as well as contested probate and protective person's proceedings. Lou has a broad history of handling those difficult cases between any/all family members and works hard to help individuals get through highly emotional litigation and reach an equitable, livable resolution. Recognizing the emotional and financial cost of protracted litigation, Lou also practices in "litigation avoidance" such as estate planning and pre/post-nuptial agreements.
Lou graduated from San Diego State University in 1992 with a B.S. in Biology. He is an honorably discharged Desert Storm Veteran and has spent several years abroad traveling through third world countries, visiting every continent. His extensive life experiences aid him to resolve those sensitive issues within his particularly difficult area of family law practice.
Lou was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2005 after graduating from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. He has worked for the 18th Judicial District as a division law clerk and with the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office within both their appellate and trial court divisions. Lou has tried cases in Colorado's District and Federal Courts, including the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, (see Self v. Crum, 439 F.3d 1227 (10th Cir. 2006)). After moving to the Grand Valley, Lou spent several years working for Baird B. Brown P.C. as that firm's primary litigator.
Lou has served as an active member of the Colorado Bar Association's Trust and Estate Section, Elder Law Section and Family Law Section. He is an active member of the Mesa County Bar Association. He has served on the Colorado Bar Association's Trust and Estate Section Orange Book Committee, drafting standardized estate planning forms and educational material for fellow practitioners. He has lectured for Colorado Bar Association's Senior Law Day as well as for the Grand Junction Police Department's Crime Free Housing Project. He is a frequent speaker for local professional clubs and organizations.
As the father of a blended family of six, Lou personally understands how difficult these family and probate matters can be on all of the parties. All family law attorneys aren’t alike. Both within and outside of the Courtroom, Lou prides himself in his ability to help families and individuals get through these difficult situations.