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
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
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
As a result of these personal experiences and
training Bert now offers:
Collaborative divorce with the availability of
other capable professionals from diverse
Mediation for working through divorce and post-
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an
appointment to discuss your personal situation.