Erika Alese Gebhardt is an attorney licensed in Colorado, who offers clients efficient and effective representation and tailors her services to the unique needs of each individual client. Erika’s practice focuses exclusively on family law, where she both litigates and serves as a child-expert. Erika provides services to all counties in the Denver Metro area, as well as some of the front range and mountain regions. Erika’s clients have the added benefit of her litigation experience in the areas of employment law and complex commercial litigation. Her previous experience in these areas provides her with a unique perspective and skill set, which enable her to successfully navigate more complicated issues that may arise in cases involving business interests and trusts.
Erika has a wide breadth of experience in family law matters, to include unique parenting time issues, non-traditional families, and high net worth families and individuals. Erika has extensive training and experience with LGBTQ+ issues, domestic violence, and children with sensory issues/autism. Erika works closely with her clients to ensure that their case is handled and resolved in a manner that enables them to transition smoothly beyond the legal system. Erika also works with the firm’s post-decree Estate Planning department, to ensure that the assets clients receive in their dissolution of marriage are protected, even posthumously.
Given her passion for child advocacy, Erika has extensive experience working as a Child and Family Investigator, Parenting Coordinator and Decision Maker, Child Legal Representative, Special Master, and is one of the leading child experts in the state of Colorado. Erika strives to minimize the conflict in any case in which she is involved, given the significant harm being placed in the middle of parental conflict causes to children.
Whether she is working as a mediator, third party neutral expert, collaborating with other professionals, or advocating for her clients in court, Erika’s strength is her tireless dedication to making sure that each client is heard and their needs and goals considered in the pursuit of the best possible results. It is Erika’s philosophy that resolving family law cases outside of the courtroom offers families the best opportunity to move forward positively; however, she is the vigorous advocate clients need and trust when litigation becomes necessary.
Erika graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where, due to her academic achievement, she was awarded membership to the Order of St. Ives. Prior to becoming an attorney, Erika began her legal career as a judicial intern for the honorable Judge Nancy Hopf in a courtroom dedicated to a domestic and civil docket. She also interned for Denver District Court Judge Robert McGahey, Jr., of the Second Judicial District, where she was able to gain valuable experience in motions practice and courtroom procedure.
Erika resides in Denver, CO with her two children. She hails from Milwaukee, WI and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Political Economy from Colorado College. Her hobbies include camping, travel, hiking, skiing, and the Green Bay Packers.
- University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D.
- Colorado College, B.A., International Political Economy
- Accredited Child and Family Investigator
- Trained and Certified Parental Coordinator/Decision Maker
- Certified Collaborative Attorney
Honors & Distinctions
- Denver Business Journal 40 under 40 Honoree, 2022
The Best Lawyers In America© 2020, 2021, 2022 Family Law and Family Law Arbitration
- Colorado Super Lawyer® “Rising Star”, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Order of St. Ives
- Colorado Children First, Associate Board of Directors
Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
- Volunteer Attorney with ALIGHT | Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking
- Domestic Relations Best Practices Committee, Arapahoe County
- Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section (Diversity and Inclusivity Committee)
- Arapahoe County Bar Association