Johnnie Nguyen

Associate | Family Law

Lead by Example

Johnnie Nguyen practices exclusively in the area of family law, including dissolutions of marriage (divorce), legal separation, allocation of parental responsibilities (custody), post-decree modifications, and disputes concerning maintenance (alimony) and child support.

Johnnie is a zealous advocate for his clients both outside and inside the courtroom. Johnnie is a patient listener, priding himself on taking the time necessary to explain the law to his clients and ensuring the client understands all available options and potential outcomes. Johnnie utilizes his problem-solving skills to achieve outcomes for his clients that serve their best interests.

Here for you.

Johnnie has been an active member of the legal community, having served on the National Board of Governors for the American Bar Association (ABA), overseeing their budget and general operations. In law school, Johnnie was the National Chair of the ABA’s Law Student Division, representing the interests of law students throughout the country. He also participated as a member of his law school’s national mock-trial team and takes pride in graduating as a pro-bono scholar, documenting over 600+ hours of pro-bono service hours.

Johnnie was born and raised in Denver, CO. He loves to walk his Labradoodle at Washington Park, spend quality time with his best friends, partner, and family, and sampling free snacks at Costco. 

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Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce and Legal Separation
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibility (Custody)
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support (Maintenance/Alimony)
  • Adoption
  • Family Law Appeals
  • Paternity and Juvenile Actions
  • Protection Orders
  • Mediation/Arbitration

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • Colorado Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) Young Professional Award, 2021.
  • Semi-Finalist, Carrigan Cup Mock Trial Competition, 2021.
  • CU Law’s Public Service Pledge Recipient.
  • CU Law’s Seumsap Ly Scholarship.
  • Asian Avenue Magazine “100 Asian Americans to Know in Denver,” 2021.
  • CU President’s Diversity Award, 2017.
  • CU Student Advocate of the Year, 2017.
  • CU Denver Rosa Parks Diversity Award, 2017.

Bar Memberships

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Board of Governors 2020-2021
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Member, Family Law Section
    • Board of Governors, Denver Representative
  • Colorado LGBT Bar Association
    • Member
  • Colorado Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section (CBA FLS), Executive Council, Chair, 2021 – 2022
  • CBA FLS, Executive Council, Vice Chair, 2020 – 2021
  • CBA FLS, Executive Council, Secretary, 2019 – 2020
  • CBA FLS, Executive Council, Treasurer, 2018 – 2019
  • CBA FLS, Executive Council Member, 2014 – present.
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, Appointed Committee Member of Bench-Bar Committee, 2015-2018
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association (ABBA), President of the Board, 2014 – 2015
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association (ABBA), Vice President of the Board, 2013 – 2014
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2010 – 2013
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, Treasurer, 2012 – 2013
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, Secretary, 2011 – 2012
  • Colorado Bar Association (CBA), Member
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association (ABBA), Member
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee


  • Chair of the Family Law Institute, August 19 – 20, 2021
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Co-Moderator of Updates from the Bench: How Covid-19 has impacted Domestic Relations across Colorado, October 16, 2020
  • Colorado Family Law Practice for Paralegals, Presenter of Enforcing and Modifying Family Law Orders and Decrees, Halfmoon Seminars, September 24, 2019. 
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Presenter of Visitation Rights for Non-Parent Third Parties: Guardianship, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, and Adoption, CBA Family Law Section, February 11, 2019. 
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Co-Presenter of Family Law Basics trainings presented at Bryan Cave, November 2018.
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Co-Presenter of Visitation Rights for Non-Parent Third Parties, 2018 Judicial Institute, June 13, 2018.
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Co-Presenter of Family Law Basics trainings presented at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP and Moye White LLP, April and May 2016.
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Co-Presenter of Laying the Foundation, February 25, 2016.
  • “Laying a Foundation: The Basics of Introducing Exhibits,” Presented with Honorable Emily Anderson and Daniel Deasy, Esq., Colorado Bar Association’s Practicum for Family Lawyers, 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Co-Presented the Family Law Hotline Training, November 7, 2013
  • “Temporary Orders” (Presenter), Colorado Bar Association’s Family Law Institute, 2012
  • “Modifying or Terminating Maintenance Based on Co-habitation”, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2010
  • “Modification of Maintenance”, Continuing Legal Education (CLE), 2010

Published Works

  • “Attorney Liens,” Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law, 2019.
  • Contributing Author to Bench Bar Book, 2015 – Present
  • “The Pitfalls of Domestic Violence in Family Law Cases,” Colorado Law Week, July, 2014
  • “The Changing Practice of Family Law,” Colorado Law Week, July, 2013
  • “The Use of Social Media in Family Law Cases,” Colorado Law Week, July, 2012
  • In the Interest of S.N.V., a Child, and Concerning C.A.T.C.; Published Opinions by the Colorado Court of Appeals, 2010
  • In re the Parental Responsibilities of A.D., and Concerning Rueda; Published opinions by the Colorado Court of Appeals, 2010
  • “Modifying or Terminating Maintenance Based on Co-habitation,” (Co-Author), Colorado Lawyer, June, 2009

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1441 18th Street, Suite 300
Denver, Colorado 80202



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