Find an Arbitrator

David Littman
Littman Family Law

Click here to email
Click for Full Website
1772 Emerson Street
Denver, CO 80218
Fax: 303-832-9322


Description of Practice

As a former Magistrate in Denver and Jefferson Counties for approximately ten years, and as an arbitrator for twenty-five years, David is prepared to address the difficult issues that arise between individuals involving children, property and financial matters. In his arbitration practice, he has worked with 400 families in helping them resolve their family law matters. He believes that parties to family law cases should be empowered to make their own decisions, but when they cannot do so, he is prepared to offer his insight and knowledge to reach a fair and just resolution. For more information about the arbitration process, please go to

Professional Background

Although David began his career as a litigator in both Federal and State Courts, he has come to believe that empowering families to resolve their disputes out of court has great benefit for both adults and children. All too often, court battles disturb the relationships between parents and children. A court battle can be financially and emotionally devastating, often consuming a family's hard earned savings. A protracted battle can make it difficult for parents to effectively communicate and co-parent. Thus, both children and parents are the losers. David believes that alternative dispute processes including mediation, Collaborative Divorce, arbitration and Early Neutral Assessment offer meaningful options to families. Although David supports his clients' efforts to problem solve outside of court, he is willing, when necessary to litigate. For more information, please go to


Due to his many years of experience as a mediator, Collaborative Lawyer, arbitrator and litigator, David is able to offer his clients a unique blend of experience as he guides them through the process that they have selected to resolve their issues. He can often provide legal information which may assist the family in coming to fair agreements. His training in counseling psychology helps him to work more effectively on family and children's issues.


Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D. 1980; Law Quarterly, Moot Court Board. American Jurisprudence Award Contracts Washington University in St. Louis, M.A. Counseling Psychology 1973; Mediation training as part of this program Washington University in St. Louis, M.A.T. 1971 Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. 1969, Chancellor's Award


When it is possible David facilitates the parties' communication with the goal of empowering them to find reasonable compromise, seek the mutually best outcomes for themselves and the children. He urges respectful communication by suggesting that parents act toward one another in ways that will make their children proud of them.


David's hourly rate for Mediation, Arbitration and Early Neutral Assessment is $300.00 His rate for Collaborative Law representation is $380.00/hour.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Divorce (all issues) (400 arbitrated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (340 arbitrated)
  • Family (400 arbitrated)
  • LGBT (10 arbitrated)
  • Marital Mediation (400 arbitrated)
  • Pet Mediation (2 arbitrated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Parenting Coordinator

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.