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Maddie McClain



Associate Attorney

Maddie is an Associate Attorney at GEM, practicing in all areas of family law. She attended The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C., where she graduated with Honors and a concentration in Family Law and Estate Planning. 

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Maddie received her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University, where she also graduated with Honors. This background assists her in understanding the often-complex mental health issues involved in family law matters. 

During law school, Maddie also studied the effects of parental alienation on custody determinations as an intern with the National Family Violence Law Center. She went on to represent clients in domestic relations disputes as a student attorney in the Family Justice Litigation Clinic in the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics. Maddie additionally served as a criminal law clerk and as a resource worker in a domestic violence shelter. These positions have provided her important insight into comprehending client goals, creating tailored solutions, and ensuring that each client feels secure and dignified in resolving their family law matter. Maddie is able to approach clients from a trauma-informed perspective and help them maintain focus on life after their family law dispute is resolved. 

Maddie served as a law clerk with GEM for over a year before beginning work as an Associate Attorney, during which time she assisted on a variety of matters, to include Child and Family Investigations, divorce, child custody, and appellate matters. Maddie looks forward to continuing to craft client-centered and creative solutions to difficult family law issues.

In her personal time, Maddie enjoys hiking, rockhounding, dancing, and volunteering at animal shelters. Maddie and her wife love to cheer on the WNBA, watch reality television, and spoil their two disabled rescue cats, Lily and Vixen. 


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. 
  • Oklahoma State University, B.A. Psychology (magna cum laude)

Honors and Distinctions 

  • Honors in Family Law and Estate Planning, GW Law 
  • George Washington Scholar, GW Law 
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Oklahoma State University 
  • Psi Chi Honor Society, Oklahoma State University 

Memberships & Community Involvement 

  • Colorado Bar Association 
    • Family Law Section 
    • Young Lawyers Division 
  • Colorado LGBT Bar Association 
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association 
  • If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice 
  • Jefferson County Public Libraries, Volunteer