Attorney Bio

Established Denver Family Law Attorney

Skilled at handling divorce, custody and child support

Family matters that become legal situations are complicated and stressful. Whether you are going through a contentious divorce or a joyful adoption proceeding, having an experienced and compassionate attorney by your side makes all the difference. For more than 25 years, the law office of Karin Johnson Chatfield LLC has been helping families in the Denver metro area find positive solutions for their family law disputes.

I am Karin Johnson Chatfield and my highest priority is helping you secure the best possible results in matters of Denver family law, including child custody, spousal and child support, and all other facets of divorce.

Fighting for your rights with a gentle touch

Behind my gentle manner is a real fighter. With more than two decades of courtroom and conference room experience, I have the skills of a tough litigator and a compassionate negotiator. In matters as vital as these, you need representation you can trust to get resolution.

I am licensed in both Colorado and Oklahoma and have stood before:

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals, defending the rights of Osage Tribal members
  • The Colorado Court of Appeals, concerning international jurisdiction in a custody dispute

I successfully obtained a reversal of a death penalty conviction in a pro bono case. I have the experience and the tenacity to fight for your best interests.

As a dedicated Denver family law attorney, I am ready to listen to your concerns and turn them into positive action. From our very first meeting, I evaluate your circumstances and clearly explain your options. I know these are emotional issues. I make a commitment to see you through them.

Practice areas

  • Family law
    • Divorce
    • Adoption
    • Child custody
    • Child support
    • Prenuptial agreements
    • Paternity
    • Guardianships
    • Domestic violence
  • Juvenile law
    • Delinquency
    • Dependency and neglect
    • Custody and detention
    • DUI
    • Drug or alcohol abuse



  • Oklahoma, 1985
  • Colorado, 1993


  • J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law, 1985
  • B.A., University of Tulsa, 1980

Professional memberships

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Free initial phone consultation with a skilled Denver family law attorney

When you are ready to address a family dispute, contact me to help you take the first step. I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and guiding them through stressful situations. Call me at 303.777.3899 or contact Karin Johnson Chatfield LLC online. My office is conveniently located in downtown Denver. I am happy to schedule an evening or weekend appointment if needed.

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