Steven C. Lass

Senior Counsel | Family Law

Meet Steven

Lead by Example

Steve has been practicing family law since receiving his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1981.

He is a Past President of the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. He served as Chair of the Section’s Legislative Committee for a number of years and was a member of the Legislative Policy Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. Steve previously served for six years as a member of the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on Family Issues. From 2009 through 2015, he served on the Attorney Regulation Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and regularly has been named as one of Colorado’s “Top 100” Super Lawyers. From 1996-2002, He served on the Board of Trustees for the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado from 1996-2002, and he served on the Metropolitan Conciliation Panel of the Denver Bar Association from 2006-2009.

Steven C. Lass

Steve has been named in The Best Lawyers in America and listed in Colorado Super Lawyers. He’s also received recognition for his work in family law.

Steve is a frequent lecturer on domestic relations law. He also regularly represents pro bono domestic relations clients through the Metro Volunteer Lawyers Family Law Court Program.

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Education

Education

  • J.D., University of Minnesota, 1981
    Honors: Student Director, Legal Aid Clinic, 1980-1981
  • B.A., St. Olaf College, 1977 summa cum laude
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Psi Chi

Publications

Publications

  • “The Civil Service Retirement Spouse Equity Act of 1984,” 14 The Colorado Lawyer 1413 (1985)
  • “Property or Expectancy: The Division of Trust Assets at Dissolution of Marriage,” 30 The Colorado Lawyer 63 (February, 2001)

Employment History

Employment History

  • Cooper Ramp Cage Bucar Lewis (Denver, Colorado): Member, June 2022- Present
  • Lass Cooper & Ramp LLC (Denver, Colorado): Member, May 2021-June 2022
  • Lass Moses Ramp & Cooper LLC (Denver, Colorado): Member, April 2018-May 2021
  • Lass Moses & Ramp LLC (Denver, Colorado): Member, August 2011-April 2018
  • Kelly Garnsey Hubbell + Lass LLC (Denver, Colorado): Member, 1989-July 2011; Associate, 1986-1989
  • Loser, Davies, Magoon & Fitzgerald, P.C. (Englewood, Colorado): Associate, 1984-1986
  • MacIntosh & Commers, P.C. (Minneapolis, Minnesota): Associate, 1981-1984

Representative Family Law Cases

  • Valuing professional practices (attorneys, physicians, dentists, architects, etc.)
  • Valuing closely held corporations, family partnerships and trusts
  • Valuing and tracing separate property claims
  • Investigating and analyzing the income of self-employed individuals
  • Litigating high conflict custody and parenting time disputes
  • Litigating complex inter-state custody disputes under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act
  • Litigating the validity and effect of marital agreements
  • Analyzing and advising clients relative to complex bankruptcy issues arising in a dissolution of marriage context
  • Testifying as an expert witness relative to attorney’s fees in domestic relations cases
  • Litigating post-decree modifications as to custody, parenting time, child support, and spousal maintenance
  • Prosecuting and defending claims involving domestic abuse
  • Prosecuting and defending appeals in domestic relations cases

Representative Civil Cases

  • Representing a nationwide trucking firm in a contract dispute with a computer software developer
  • Representing a financial planner in a partnership dispute
  • Representing a national corporation in a federal district court race discrimination lawsuit
  • Representing a national restaurant franchisor in franchise litigation disputes
  • Representing the plaintiff in a sex discrimination lawsuit against a state entity
  • Defending the manufacturer of high-performance automotive products in breach of contract/exclusive dealership litigation
  • Monitoring a national corporation’s claim as creditor in bankruptcy court
  • Defending a national manufacturer of housing products in litigation with a purchaser and distributor of those products
  • Defending a national corporation in a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by a Colorado employee

Representative Pro Bono and Public Interest Cases

  • Representing numerous clients in a wide variety of domestic relations matters, including appeals
  • Successfully defending an indigent defendant in a suit on a promissory note containing forged signatures
  • Successfully prosecuting a racial discrimination in housing claim
  • Successfully defending an indigent client in a collection action involving insufficient service of process
  • Investigating a possible plaintiffs’ class action housing discrimination suit on behalf of a non-profit housing organization
  • Successfully defending a foreclosure action brought by the Resolution Trust Corporation against an indigent client
  • Defending a domestic relations client on post-decree matters related to indemnification from alleged marital income tax liabilities

Civic and Professional Activities

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: Fellow
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section: Chair, 2003-2004; Chair of Legislative Committee, 1997-2003; Executive Council and Board Member, 1995, 1997-present
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating
  • Frequent lecturer on domestic relations law
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado: Board Member, 1997-2002
  • Montview Community Preschool and Kindergarten: Chair, Governing Commission, 1997-1999
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee: Board Member, 1991-1994
  • Citizens for Quality Schools: Board Member, 1992-1994
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (National Session 1989): Graduate
  • Denver, Colorado (Member: Legislative Policy Committee), and American Bar Associations: Member
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers Family Law Court Program: frequently represent pro bono domestic relations clients through DBA-sponsored program

Representative Family Law Cases

  • Valuing professional practices (attorneys, physicians, dentists, architects, etc.)
  • Valuing closely held corporations, family partnerships and trusts
  • Valuing and tracing separate property claims
  • Investigating and analyzing the income of self-employed individuals
  • Litigating high conflict custody and parenting time disputes
  • Litigating complex inter-state custody disputes under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act
  • Litigating the validity and effect of marital agreements
  • Analyzing and advising clients relative to complex bankruptcy issues arising in a dissolution of marriage context
  • Testifying as an expert witness relative to attorney’s fees in domestic relations cases
  • Litigating post-decree modifications as to custody, parenting time, child support, and spousal maintenance
  • Prosecuting and defending claims involving domestic abuse
  • Prosecuting and defending appeals in domestic relations cases

Representative Civil Cases

  • Representing a nationwide trucking firm in a contract dispute with a computer software developer
  • Representing a financial planner in a partnership dispute
  • Representing a national corporation in a federal district court race discrimination lawsuit
  • Representing a national restaurant franchisor in franchise litigation disputes
  • Representing the plaintiff in a sex discrimination lawsuit against a state entity
  • Defending the manufacturer of high-performance automotive products in breach of contract/exclusive dealership litigation
  • Monitoring a national corporation’s claim as creditor in bankruptcy court
  • Defending a national manufacturer of housing products in litigation with a purchaser and distributor of those products
  • Defending a national corporation in a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by a Colorado employee

Representative Pro Bono and Public Interest Cases

  • Representing numerous clients in a wide variety of domestic relations matters, including appeals
  • Successfully defending an indigent defendant in a suit on a promissory note containing forged signatures
  • Successfully prosecuting a racial discrimination in housing claim
  • Successfully defending an indigent client in a collection action involving insufficient service of process
  • Investigating a possible plaintiffs’ class action housing discrimination suit on behalf of a non-profit housing organization
  • Successfully defending a foreclosure action brought by the Resolution Trust Corporation against an indigent client
  • Defending a domestic relations client on post-decree matters related to indemnification from alleged marital income tax liabilities

Civic and Professional Activities

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: Fellow
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section: Chair, 2003-2004; Chair of Legislative Committee, 1997-2003; Executive Council and Board Member, 1995, 1997-present
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating
  • Frequent lecturer on domestic relations law
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado: Board Member, 1997-2002
  • Montview Community Preschool and Kindergarten: Chair, Governing Commission, 1997-1999
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee: Board Member, 1991-1994
  • Citizens for Quality Schools: Board Member, 1992-1994
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (National Session 1989): Graduate
  • Denver, Colorado (Member: Legislative Policy Committee), and American Bar Associations: Member
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers Family Law Court Program: frequently represent pro bono domestic relations clients through DBA-sponsored program

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Denver, Colorado 80202

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