Carolyn Wiley is an Attorney & Counselor at Law at The Harris Law Firm who serves clients from our Denver and Englewood Offices. A trusted advocate who has been featured in the Colorado Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars, she focuses her practice on matters involving estate planning, prenuptial agreements, marital agreements, and family law.
Having long admired the work of human rights advocates around the world, Carolyn studied Political Science and International Relations at St. Olaf College before earning her Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Denver, Jeff Korbel School of International Studies. During her undergrad years, she worked for Minnesota Law and Politics, where learned about local legal issues and cultivated an interest in the law. She earned her law degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.
Over the course of her nearly 20-year career in law, Carolyn has become known as a highly capable and compassionate advocate. She prides herself on her ability to listen to clients, keep them informed about the progress of their cases, and engage in honest and productive conversations that allow them to manage expectations and make informed decisions. Carolyn is also known for her extensive insight in both family law and estate planning and works with many returning clients who seek her counsel for estate planning services once their divorce and family law matters have been resolved.
In addition to her work protecting the rights and interests of clients, Carolyn has also held important volunteer roles in legal committees and organizations. This includes her time on the Premarital Agreements subcommittee and the Colorado Uniform Trust Code subcommittee of Orange Book Forms, a trusted publication that’s considered an essential handbook for Colorado estate planning attorneys.
Carolyn spent much of her formative years in Littleton, Colorado and Midland, Texas. A music lover and cellist, she enjoys going to symphony and chamber music concerts, reading, traveling, and spending time with her children and family. She is also active in her children’s schools.
- Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2019, Family Law
Arapahoe County Bar Association Mentorship Committee
- Chair since 2018
- Board of Governors Representative in 2023
- Past Communications Committee Co-Chair
Colorado Bar Association Trust & Estates Committee
- Orange Books Forms Colorado Uniform Trust Code Subcommittee (2019-present)
- Orange Book Forms Premarital Agreements Subcommittee (2016-2019)
Colorado Bar Association Statutory Revisions Committee
- Uniform Law Commission's 2019 Uniform Probate Code Revisions Subcommittee
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law,
- Scholastic Excellence Awards for Conflict of Laws and International Conflict Classes
- Awarded Academic Scholarship for Human Rights Interest
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies,
M.A. International Studies with Human Rights Emphasis
- Herzstein Academic Scholarship for Academic Excellence
- Independent Study: Asylum Advocacy for Human Rights Advocacy Center
St. Olaf College, B.A. Political Science with International Relations Emphasis, Cum Laude
- Dean’s List
- Awarded Presidential and Conoco Academic Scholarship for Academic Achievement
- Various pro bono estate planning for fixed-income clients
- Various pro bono limited legal representation for indigent dissolution of marriage clients
- Highland Elementary School PTO Co-President 2021-22 and Gaskill Elementary School PTO President 2022-23