Erika Alese Gebhardt is an attorney licensed in Colorado who efficiently and effectively represents her clients in a variety of family law issues. Ms. Gebhardt currently specializes in the area of family law but previously practiced in the areas of employment law, estate planning, and complex commercial litigation. Her previous experience allows her to bring a unique perspective and skills to litigating her client's family law cases.
Ms. Gebhardt was a 2012 graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she was a member of the Order of St. Ives. Ms. Gebhardt worked as a judicial intern for the honorable Judge Nancy Hopf in a courtroom with a domestic and civil docket. She has 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.
Ms. Gebhardt resides in Denver, CO with her husband, son, and two dogs. 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, and skiing.
Meagan Moodie is a Colorado native who was born and raised in Denver. She graduated from Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, Colorado and completed her undergraduate studies at Regis University in Denver with a degree in Sociology and minors in English, Spanish, and Political Science. In 2012, Meagan graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law and passed the Colorado Bar that same year.
Meagan's previous work experiences include the Colorado Legal Services, in the appellate division of the Missouri State Public Defender's Office, and in the family and immigration divisions of the Saint Louis University Legal Clinic, as a clerk in the Denver District Court, and at her solo law practice The Moodie Law Firm. She has successfully tried numerous cases in criminal, civil, family, and immigration court.
Her practice currently accepts a wide range of cases involving family law, including divorce, post-decree modifications, dependency and neglect, protection orders, non traditional family matters, and more. She is dedicated to providing results-oriented and client-focused representation to each case under her care.
EDUCATIONJ.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
B.A., Regis University
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPSColorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Women's Bar Association
Family Law Section of Colorado Bar Association
LEGAL TRAININGCertified Child & Family Investigator, 2017
PUBLICATIONSColorado Divorce and the Treatment of Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Awards, Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association’s Trial Talk, Oct-Nov 2017
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTBoard of Directors, Family Tree
Project Safeguard Partner Attorney
Metro Volunteer Lawyer Volunteer
“Legal Night” Volunteer
LAWLINE 9 Volunteer
Junior League of Denver, Public Policy Committee
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer
Colorado Chamber of Commerce
Ashley advocates for outcomes that enable families to make the smoothest possible transition during an otherwise stressful time of life. She is committed to seeking peaceful resolutions while also zealously advocating for her clients. Whether clients are going through a divorce, custody dispute, financial disputes, or any other family law matter, it is Ashley’s goal that her clients feel as though their issue has been resolved with dignity.
While not all cases can be resolved outside of the courtroom, Ashley is an advocate for alternative methods of resolving disputes, when possible. Ashley feels that alternatives to litigation, including mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law, provide great options for clients who desire a less adversarial and more timely resolution of their dispute.
However, when circumstances necessitate traditional litigation, Ashley is the strong and dedicated advocate that her clients need and excels in the courtroom.
Ashley’s practice is focused exclusively on Family Law. Having practiced for a number of years at one of Denver's preeminent family law firms, her experience has enabled her to successfully resolve and litigate a wide variety of family law cases.
Ashley has substantial experience representing Fathers, Mothers, grandparents, stepparents, psychological parents, members of traditional families, and members of nontraditional families in divorces, child custody matters, dependency and neglect cases, post decree and modification or emergency cases.
It is Ashley’s firm belief and experience that Colorado law is and should be interpreted as gender-neutral and that Colorado’s laws regarding individual and family finances and parenting arrangements allow the court to consider the circumstances of each family and make decisions that reflect each person’s, family’s and child’s unique needs and interests.
Ashley’s experience with family finances ranges from cases involving complex financial matters, including business interests, defined benefit plans, premarital agreements, trusts and high net-worth estates and individuals, to less convoluted issues, such as child support, the division of modest marital estates, and modification or enforcement of financial court orders.
With respect to parenting time matters, Ashley’s experience ranges from complicated cases, such as those involving non-traditional families, domestic violence, infant parenting plans, grandparent visitation and high conflict parents, to those involving families who simply need to memorialize an agreed upon parenting schedule. Due to her work with a number of child-focused non-profits, she has a deep understanding and appreciation for the impact that divorce and custody disputes can have on every member of your family.
Ashley enjoys working with a variety of clients and tailors her services to the needs of each individual.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling to adventurous locations, hiking, running, skiing, and cooking. She loves to share in these experiences with her husband and two rescue dogs.
EDUCATIONUniversity of Missouri, BA
University of Missouri, Kansas City, J.D., certificate in Family Law
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONSColorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Board Member
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Family Law Section of Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
PROFESSIONAL AWARDSMartindale Hubbel - AV Preeminent Rating 2018
AVVO – 10.0 Rating, Top Attorney
AVVO – Top Contributor 2017
SERVICE IN THE COMMUNITYRocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, Junior Board Member
Legal Night Volunteer
Metro Volunteer Attorneys
PUBLICATIONSParental Responsibilities/ Child Legal Representative/ Child and Family Investigator/ Arbitrator Domestic Relations Law and Orders, co-authored for Colorado Bench Book – Family Law Section, 2016
Adult Guardian ad Litems – co-authoried for Colorado Bench Book – Family Law Section, 2014
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTSUnbundled Services and Limited Scope Engagement , Colorado Supreme Court Orientation 2017
A Practical Guide to Business Valuations for Lawyers , Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar 2017
Client Competency for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers, Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee 2015
Client Competency Issues for Mediators and Professionals, State Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference 2014
About Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie, Family Law LLC
Denver Family Law & Divorce Attorney
Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie, Family Law LLC provides its clients excellent representation in a variety of family law contexts. Our primary goal is to help you to resolve your legal matter in the most efficient way possible, having established a reputation for providing quality legal services in all areas of family law-- from child-custody matters, to collaborative dissolutions, to same-sex couples, to more complex divorce cases. We can help you navigate your complicated family matters so that you can move forward in your life; contact a Colorado family law attorney at Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie, Family Law LLC today for a free consultation.
When I was served three days before my hearing, which was almost 800 miles away, my nerves shot through the roof. However, not even an hour or two later I was able to get Ashley on the phone and working for my rights. The degree of dedication you can see in how she represents you was all the more comforting as well. She's organized, detail-oriented and incredibly intelligent. From the time I first spoke with her there was never a doubt in my mind about her competence. Usually, it can be difficult to communicate with attorneys because of their busy schedules; however, big or small, if you have even the slightest concern or question she will make the time for you to go over whatever it is that might be bothering you. Simply put, Ashley sincerely cares about the cases and clients in her charge, and the quality of her representation truly shines in a court room. She will fight for your rights as if they were her own, so when she was able to have my case dismissed I wasn't even the slightest bit surprised.
Erika is an incredible attorney and has been especially helpful in crafting out of the box solutions, post decree, in a very high conflict divorce. Her help and legal support has been life changing!
Erika is the absolute best! We have a very high conflict case and Erika has been there every step of the way. I would recommend Erika for any Family Law issues. She is a pit bull when it comes to fighting for our family and we wouldn't have it any other way!
Erika was a great attorney and helped us get through a difficult time with integrity and honesty.
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