About Bert Dempsey


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About Bert Dempsey

Bert Dempsey has more than 30 years’ experience as a practicing attorney. He received his law degree from Thomas Cooley law school in Lansing Michigan and practiced in Michigan for three years before coming to Colorado in 1982. He is admitted to practice in both Michigan (inactive status) and Colorado.

Following his own divorce in 1991 Bert trained in divorce and
Bert Dempsey, Family Law Attorney and Mediator, Boulder, CO

child custody mediation at the internationally recognized CDR Associates in Boulder, Colorado, in 1996. Following that training Bert volunteered with the City of Boulder Divorce Mediation Project for several years until the city stopped providing mediation for divorce cases. He has also received training in nonviolent communication from Marshall Rosenberg Ph. D.

Bert is a former member and chairperson of the board of directors of Blue Sky Bridge, a nonprofit organization assisting children and families dealing with childhood sexual abuse. Bert volunteered as a Court appointed special advocate for Voices for Children from 1991-97.

In the fall of 2001 Bert attended the first Collaborative law training in Colorado and soon thereafter, in association with other professionals at that training, became a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Collaborative Divorce Professionals, a Denver practice group.

With the knowledge gained through this training and the network of professionals Bert met, he realized that he had found another valuable alternative to litigated divorce. He still accepts litigated divorce cases. However, he has found that even these cases go smoother when infused with a cooperative spirit and a desire for a win-win solution for the parties

Being a good attorney, mediator or being good at anything for that matter, is a combination of education and experience. Having similar experiences to someone you are trying to help is a tremendous asset to professionals working with divorcing couples.

As a result of these personal experiences and training Bert now offers:

  • Collaborative divorce with the availability of other capable professionals from diverse specialty areas.

  • Mediation for working through divorce and post- divorce issues.

  • Divorce Consultation / Unbundled legal services.

  • Legal representation in litigated divorce cases.

Bert’s personal mission statement for his work is:

To help divorcing families avoid unnecessary pain, expense and conflict through multiple processes that acknowledge that it is the parties themselves, with guidance from their advisors, who are best qualified to determine their future and the future of their children.

Bert provides his clients with an honest assessment of the need for legal action, the potential cost of legal action, and the possible alternatives to legal action. In most cases, negotiation, mediation or collaboration can provide meaningful results at a lower cost than litigation.

Call 303-554-1415 or email cbd@infionline.net to schedule an appointment to discuss your personal situation.


3775 Iris Avenue, Ste 5    Boulder, CO  80301      Phone: 303-554-1415    email

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