Tucker m. Katz
Tucker M. Katz is a Shareholder with the Firm and his practice focuses exclusively on Domestic Relations/Family Law. Tucker brings a pragmatic, organized and extremely personalized approach to representing clients in the full scope of family law matters. Tucker believes strongly in client value by making efficient and effective representation hallmarks of his practice. Tucker also prioritizes frequent communication to ensure his client’s questions and concerns are addressed in a timely fashion.
Tucker’s practice includes representing clients in the areas of family law, including prenuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage (divorce), legal separation, annulment, child support, maintenance/alimony, allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting time disputes, child custody, visitation, child relocation and removal, and dependency and neglect. Tucker represents clients in all phases of divorce and custody litigation and proceedings, including initial filings, mediation and negotiating, modification of child support, modification of maintenance/alimony, modification of parenting time, and appeals.
During law school, Tucker worked at the Boulder County Family Court Facilitator’s Office, where he assisted pro se clients by providing individual case management and coordination of family-related matters including domestic relations, divorce, domestic violence, dependency and neglect, and delinquency cases. Prior to joining the firm, Tucker was employed as a law clerk for the Honorable James C. Klein of the Twentieth Judicial District, Boulder County District Court. The clerkship with Judge Klein afforded Tucker the opportunity to participate directly in the judicial decision-making process and gain firsthand insight into factors and evidence judges find persuasive.
AREA OF PRACTICE
- Dissolution of Marriage
- Legal Separation
- Allocation of Parental Responsibilities
- Child Custody
- Child Relocation and Removal
- Domestic Violence
- Dependency and Neglect
University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 2005
University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts, 2000
State of Colorado, 2005
Education, Awards and Professional Activities
Tucker received a Bachelor of Arts in History (magna cum laude) from the University of Colorado and his Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law.
In November of 2008, Tucker was named as one of three state-wide finalists for the 2008 Gary McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer Award given annually to a member of the Colorado Bar Association under 37 years of age who has demonstrated an outstanding record of professional success, community service achievements, and a strong commitment to civil participation and inspiring others within the legal profession and community.
Tucker has been selected as a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2013, 2014 and 2015. The Super Lawyers Rising Star designation is given to attorneys under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The selection process for Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars is rigorous and the result of third-party validation of professional accomplishments. While up to 5% of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list.
In November 2014, Tucker was selected as a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation. Selection as a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation is recognition of a lawyer as one whose professional, public and private career has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community, the traditions of the profession, and the maintenance and advancement of the objectives of the Colorado Bar Association.
Tucker received the 2014-2015 John Marshall Award at the Boulder County Legal Services Pro Bono Luncheon on April 6, 2015. The John Marshall Award annually recognizes an attorney for his or her dedication, energy, and enthusiasm in undertaking volunteer legal service for the less fortunate of Boulder County. The award honors the memory of John Robert Marshall, an attorney who served the poor with competence and compassion and an outstanding commitment to pro bono service.
Tucker is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and the Boulder County Bar Association. Tucker served a three year term on the Board of Directors for the Boulder County Bar Association from 2009 to 2012; during this same period, Tucker was a co-director of the Boulder County Bar Association’s Mentor/Mentee program. Tucker volunteers for Boulder County Legal Services and has provided in excess of 50 hours of pro bono legal work each year since 2007. Currently, Tucker is a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors and a member of a local parent teacher association.