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DANIEL WESTHOFF

Daniel Westhoff is a general practitioner with a special interest in family law, adoption, bankruptcy, and probate. He graduated from Washburn Law School in 2007 and was admitted to practice in Colorado later that year.

From 2007 to January 2015, Daniel practiced as an associate attorney at The Pearman Law Firm in the Denver metro area. While working with Mr. Pearman, Daniel focused primarily on family law, adoption, probate and bankruptcy (Chapters 7 & 13), but also gained extensive experience with Evictions, County Court Civil Litigation, and Estate Planning.

In 2010, Daniel argued a key case involving stepparent adoption before the Colorado Supreme Court. The Court heard arguments on two issues, the first having to do with the definition of abandonment in the area of adoption, and the second having to do with concurrent jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court and the Domestic Court. In 2011, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in his favor, creating new case law.

In 2013 Daniel was commissioned a JAG Officer in the United States Air Force Reserves. He now serves as an IMA attached to the base legal office at Peterson AFB.

Bar Admissions:
Colorado State Bar, 2007
Federal Bar for District of Colorado, 2008
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2014
United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, 2014

Education:
Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas - 2007
Utah State University, Logan, Utah – 2004
BYU – Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho – 2001

Published Works:
Student Editor, American Bar Association’s Family Law Quarterly

Representative Cases:
DPH v. JLB, 260 P.3d 320 (Colo. 2011)

Professional Associations and Memberships:
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
1st Judicial Bar Association

Employment Positions:
USAF JAG – Reserves, 2013 to Present
The Pearman Law Firm, P.C., 2007 to 2015
The Washburn Law Clinic, Spring of 2007
Legal Aid of Salt Lake, Summer of 2006

Languages:
Spanish
Portuguese