Todd Stahly utilizes a diverse legal background to assist clients in family law. He has practiced in all areas of family law. He has litigated interstate child custody cases in Colorado and in New Mexico (with special permission from the State of New Mexico).
Todd regularly volunteers at Boulder County Legal Services Pro Se Clinics and has been recognized for his legal contributions there and the Women’s Crisis Center. In 2013 and 2014, Todd was honored as a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star (only 2.5% of Attorneys in Colorado are selected as Rising Stars).Todd received his B.S. from Michigan Technological University and a Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law.
California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting
Classes & Seminars
March 2017 Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section, “The Motion in limine and Motions for Declaratory Judgement”, Denver, CO
September 2016 AICPA Expert Witness Workshop Speaker, Denver, CO
June 2016 Judicial Institute, “Child Support and Maintenance Modification”, Denver, CO
October 2014 Boulder IDC, Presented with Shirley Thomas, “To Talk or Not To Talk – That is the Question. Communication Guidelines between Lawyers and Evaluators”, Boulder, CO
2014 Colorado Bar Association Family Law Fall Update , “Pre-Trial Motions & The Trial Management Certificate”. Denver, CO
2014 Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute, “ Deposition Fundamentals”, Vail, CO
Lectured about “Deposition Fundamentals” at 2014 Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute in Vail, Colorado an event attended by over 400 family law attorneys, Judges, Magistrates, mediators and Court personnel
Lectured about “Discovery” and “Disclosures”, Fundamental Class, at 2013 Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute in Vail, Colorado an event attended by over 400 family law attorneys, Judges, Magistrates, mediators and Court personnel
Lectured about Post-Decree Child Support Modifications, Intermediate level class, at 2012 Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute in Vail, Colorado which was attended by over 400 family law attorneys, Judges, Magistrates, mediators and Court personnel
Co-Presented “Interaction Between Domestic Relations Cases and Criminal Cases”, Boulder County Bar Criminal Law Section, Sept. 2017
Panel Presentation of “Maximum Capacity: Working with Clients Who Have Diminished Capacity”, Boulder County Bar, Nov. 2017
Selected as CO Super Lawyer, 2019 - 2021
Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013 and 2014
Current Employment Positions
Co-Authored and updated “Support Modification,” Chapter 28 in CBA Family Law Section Bench Bar Book, 2014 and 2016
Co-Authored “The Unbundled Domestic Relations Practice,” Chapter 41 in Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law, 2014 and 2017
Publication in the Colorado Lawyer, “The Motion in the Limine: Use in Domestic Cases”, March 2014
Book Review for The Colorado Lawyer, “Premarital Agreements: Drafting and Negotiation”, April 2012
Book Review for The Colorado Lawyer, “Endangered Species Act: Law, Policy and Perspectives”, August 2011
Book Review for The Colorado Lawyer, “Private Lawyers and the Public Interest: The Evolving Role of Pro Bono in the Legal Profession”, January 2011
Book Review for The Colorado Lawyer, “How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice”, November 2010
Book Review for The Colorado Lawyer, “The 2009 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple”, January 2010
“Helpful Hints for Working under the UCCJEA”, Boulder County Bar Association Newsletter, January 2006
Pro Bono Activities
Boulder County Legal Services Pro Se Clinics, Volunteer
Fellow Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2017 to Present
Colorado Judicial Institute, 2013 to Present
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2003 to Present
Colorado Bar Association Legal Fee Arbitration Committee, 2008 to 2011
Colorado Bar Association, 2003 to Present
Past Chair, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2016 to 2017
Chair, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2015 to 2016
Chair-Elect, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2014 to 2015
Secretary, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2013 to 2014
Treasurer, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2012 to 2013
Elected Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2011 to Present
Elected to Board of Directors, Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee (IDC), 2009 to 2012
President, Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee (IDC), 2011 to 2012
Co-Chair Family Law Section, Boulder County Bar Association, 2005 to 2006
Scoring Panelist, Colorado Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition (Regional level), 2009 to 2011
Scoring Panelist, Colorado Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition (State level), 2009 to 2011
Served on State of Colorado Division of Real Estate Forms Committee, 2007
Member of the Steering Committee for the “Honoring Families Initiative” at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver
Successfully helped a parent obtain 50/50 parenting time and proved that the other parent’s allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse were fabricated.
Successfully achieved 100% parenting time for a parent after the other parent continued to fail court-ordered drug/alcohol tests and did not comply with Court ordered substance treatment.
Successfully negotiated a child support reduction of over $1,200 per month for the payor.
Successfully helped client to relocate out of state with young child in order to allow support of family and to craft a parenting plan that allowed both parents to spend time with child.
Successfully litigated and obtained 100% of the assets in the marital estate for a mentally disabled client.
Successfully obtained an attorney’s fees award of over $40,000 in a post-decree child support matter where a parent did not appropriately disclose his income and failed to comply with the disclosure/discovery requirements.
Successfully obtained sanctions of excluding 100% of a represented party’s exhibits and witnesses during trial due to noncompliance with the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure.
During the middle of trial, obtained an order immediately discharging the Child & Family Investigator [then called a Special Advocate] from the case due to the Child & Family Investigator failing to complete any investigation and failing to issue a report.
Successfully convinced a court appointed accountant to re-visit his business valuation calculations, resulting in a more favorable business valuation value for the client.
Specially admitted by State of New Mexico and traveled to rural court in New Mexico to successfully litigate interstate child custody dispute. (Special admission in New Mexico was for one case only- should not be construed as Stahly LLC being licensed or currently being licensed to practice law in the State of New Mexico).
Successfully litigated to retrieve a child who was abducted by a parent across state lines.
Successfully litigated to defend a prenuptial agreement drafted in another state, using that state’s law, pursuant to the choice of law provision in the agreement.