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Richard I. Zuber

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Richard I. Zuber is dedicated to representing people across the State of Colorado, including those in Denver and Cherry Creek. He focuses his practice on handling family law cases that involve the following matters: divorce, complex child custody issues, substance abuse issues in divorce, post-decree modifications, and property division. Mr. Zuber also represents high net worth professionals going through divorce.

In 1969, Mr. Zuber earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 1975.

For more than 40 years, Mr. Zuber has been helping people navigate difficult situations. He understands that, when it comes to matters such as divorce and property division, everyone in the family can feel the effects of the legal process. Trained in collaborative law and mediation, Mr. Zuber seeks to resolve issues quickly and in the most cost-efficient manner. However, he recognizes that some issues will have to go to trial. Mr. Zuber also is a skilled litigator, and he is focused on securing favorable results for his clients.

For his accomplishments, Mr. Zuber has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; he holds an Avvo "Superb" rating; and he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

A published author and frequent guest speaker on intricate family law and property division issues, Mr. Zuber is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and he is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, the Arapahoe County Bar Association, the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and the Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Richard & Son

Richard and Dr. Sam Zuber cooking Thanksgiving Dinner.

  • Best Lawyers in America award 2012 thru 2022;
  • Colorado Super Lawyers award 2006 thru 2022;
  • Avvo “Superb” rating 10/10;
  • Martindale Hubbell BV Distinguished;
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent as to Legal Ability and Ethics;
  • Elected President of Colorado Continuing Legal Education Board of Directors 2005 to 2007;
  • Member of the Colorado Board of Directors of Continuing Legal Education 2000- 2014
  • Elected Chair of the CBA Family Law Section 2010-2011;
  • Elected President of the Colorado Chapter of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2008-2009;
  • Best Law Firms US News and World Report 2014-2019;
  • Licensed member in good standing of Illinois Bar since 1975;
  • Licensed member in good standing of the Colorado Bar since 1976;
  • Licensed member of the US District Court Northern District of Illinois 1979;
  • Licensed member of the US District Court State of Colorado;
  • Fellow in the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) 1998-2019;
  • Fellow in the Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals; 2019
  • Member of the Minoru Yasui Inn of Court; 2019
  • Member of the Denver Bar Association; 2019
  • Member of the Arapahoe County Bar Association;2019
  • Member of the Colorado Bar Association;2019
  • University of Wisconsin ( Madison) Bachelor of Arts; 1969
  • John Marshall Law School Juris Doctor ( University of Illinois Chicago) 1975
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy ( NITA 1977);
  • CDR Associates of Boulder, Certificate as to Mediation Training in Divorce and Child Custody 1993;
  • Mares-Dixon Mediation Training 2012;
  • Frequent Speaker on Continuing Legal Education Programs;
  • “Getting the Get’ Obtaining a Jewish Divorce in Colorado”; Colorado Lawyer 1991
  • “ Domestic Eavesdropping and Wiretapping: Admissibility of Intercepted Communications”; Colorado Lawyer 1992
  • “ Classifying Income, Rents and Profits From Separate Property”; Colorado Lawyer 1994
  • “Voluntary Early Retirement As a Factor in Modifying Maintenance”; Colorado Lawyer 1996
  • “ The Prepayment of Maintenance Conundrum: Traps for the Unwary”; Colorado Lawyer 1998
  • “ Who Pays The Tax? The Assignment of Income Doctrine, Code 1041, and Dividing Non Qualified
  • Retirement Plans” Colorado Lawyer 2000
  • “ Exploring the Tax Perils of Temporary Unallocated Family Support”; Colorado Lawyer 2001
  • “Revisiting the Tax Perils of Temporary Unallocated Family Support” Colorado Lawyer 2005
  • “ Marital Misconduct or Economic Fault in Contemplation of Divorce”; Family Law Newsletter 2014
  • “Dividing The Pets in a Dissolution Proceeding or Bonding With Bowser”; CLE Publications 2014
  • Expertise
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA)
  • Avvo Top Lawyer 10.0 Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America - Rich Zuber
  • Super Lawyers - Richard Zuber
  • Best Law Firms
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2022 Top 10 Family Law Firm

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