Lisa M. Dailey

I have lived in Colorado most of my life where I attended high school, college, and law school. Since the 1960's, I watched my father, attorney Gary Dailey, represent generations of families and have continued the tradition.

Contrary to popular belief and current advertisements, divorce is not a battle to be fought and/or won by attorneys. Colorado law requires an equitable division of marital property and parenting plans that are in the best interest of the children. Therefore, in the majority of cases the marital property will be divided such that each spouse will have less than the total of the estate. Our law also supports quality time for children with both parents to the extent possible.

Spouses who "win" their case are those who achieve the following:

  • Analyze the right time to file for divorce/legal separation
  • Understand the law based on the facts of their situation
  • Set realistic goals based on the law
  • Establish a workable process
  • Enlist the level of representation that he/she needs to achieve these goals

The added "win" of achieving these goals is to minimize the financial and emotional cost of the process.

Based on my experience, including knowledge of the law and our local community, I provide an honest assessment based on the facts of your case. Communication, education, hard work and a dedicated staff are keys to establishing the relationships that allow me to better serve your needs.

In her free time, Lisa especially enjoys hiking the beautiful mountain ranges of Colorado with her dog, Maggie.

Bar Admission:

1988                                      Colorado


1984 University of Denver, Denver, CO, B.A. Honors: Summa Cum Laude
1987 University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado; J.D
1999 CDR Associates Mediation Training, (40 hrs.)
2001-2003 Collaborative Law Trainings I and II Forums, (Presenter 2005)
2004-2005 International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Forums
2009 Colorado Springs Leadership Institute Graduate (40 hours)
2016 Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute (15 hours)

Honors & Awards:

Martindale-Hubbell 'AV' Rating for 20+ Years
Denotes that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
2013-2017 Top Attorneys in Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs Style
2010 Woman of Influence Award - Colorado Springs Business Journal
2009-present Selected by peer review for "The Best Lawyers in America"
2009 Selected by Colorado Springs Leadership Institute to attend the Colorado Springs Leadership Class at the Center for Creative Leadership
2009 Recognition Award for Contribution to Family Law Section
2006 Recipient of Portia Award for Outstanding Woman Lawyer, El Paso County

Professional Associations and Memberships:

 El Paso County Bar Foundation                                                       Board Member 2016
 El Paso County Bar Association                                                       Member 1988 to present                                                                                                                                                                                                                President, 2008-2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                        President-Elect, 2007-2008                                                                                                                                                                                                            Member -Family Law Section                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chair, 2003-2006
 Colorado Bar Association                                                                 Member 1988 to present                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Board of Governors Delegate, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                             Member - Family Law Section
 American Bar Association                                                                Member 1990 to present                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Family Law Section                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
 Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals
 Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation                                Board Member, 2010-2015