WELCOME to The Law Office of Karen Steinhauser LLC
Specializing in Family Law and Criminal Defense for Juveniles and Adults.

The Law Office of Karen Steinhauser LLC specializes in Family Law and Criminal Defense for Juveniles and Adults.  We are committed to providing the best possible legal services to our clients. The office is easily accessible and our clients can expect outstanding representation specific to their needs.
Karen is an award winning litigator with extensive trial experience as a Chief Prosecutor in the Denver District Attorney's office.  She was designated one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, holds the highest rating available to lawyers: Martindale-Hubbell-AV-Pre-eminent Status;  and has been selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer from 2011 through 2015.  She was also selected as Law Week's Barristers Best People's Choice Award for Best Criminal Defense Attorney.   Karen is a faculty member for (NITA) National Institute for Trial Advocacy, an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the Legal Analyst for CBS-4 News.  
As a Family Law Attorney, Karen’s philosophy is that divorce cases belong in Court only as a last resort.  She encourages her clients, whenever possible, to reach a resolution without the extreme trauma and expense of court litigation.  However, as a trial lawyer for the past 30 years, she also knows there are times when going to court is the only way to reach a fair and equitable resolution and she has no hesitation about doing so when all non-adversarial means of resolution have been exhausted. 
As a former prosecutor Karen understands Criminal Cases from both sides. She not only has extensive trial and courtroom experience but she will provide the knowledge and expertise to help you analyze and successfully resolve your case.  Karen teaches law students and attorneys how to be effective advocates in the courtroom and has served as an expert witness in many criminal and civil cases. 

Criminal Cases

Domestic violence
Sexual offenses
Juvenile offenses
Drug and alcohol crimes
Menacing, criminal mischief, unlawful possession of a weapon
Restraining orders
Other:  criminal municipal ordinance, and state court offenses.

Family Law

Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)

Parental Responsibilities (Custody)

Parenting Time (Visitation)

Custodial Parent Relocation