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Colorado Mediator
Lawrence F. King, J.D.

Divorce Resolutions®, Colorado Center for Divorce Mediation™’s founding mediator and director is Lawrence F. King, J.D.

Larry's Educational & Professional Background

photo of Colorado divorce attorney mediator Lawrence KingA summa cum laude graduate of Colorado College, Larry earned his law degree at the University of California, Davis, where he earned distinction as an editor of the Law Review.
Upon graduation, Larry received an appointment as a judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Norman Berman, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals.  He returned to Colorado for this appointment and became a licensed Colorado attorney. He continued in public law as a trial attorney and then supervising prosecutor for the Boulder, Colorado District Attorney’s Office. After entering private practice, Larry served as a part-time Colorado Municipal Court Judge, and then limited his representation for many years, solely to divorce and family law cases.

Throughout his experience as a matrimonial attorney, Larry grew steadily more disenchanted with the adversarial system as it applied to Colorado divorce and family law. Larry began to transform his family law practice. He undertook formal training in divorce and custody mediation at the renowned CDR program in Boulder, Colorado. He founded his mediation practice, Divorce Resolutions®, in 1992, and his family law practice then evolved to “emphasize” mediation for several years. In 1995, he made the decision to limit his work solely to Colorado divorce and family mediation. Larry has assisted more than two thousand couples through the process of mediating their Colorado divorce, family or parenting dispute.

As Professional Colorado Mediator

In addition to participating in the Colorado attorney, mediator and family professionals’ organizations mentioned previously, Larry is a member of the Denver, Colorado Metropolitan and Boulder, Colorado Interdisciplinary Committees on Child Custody (a consortium of Colorado professionals of various backgrounds concerned with issues involving children and parental responsibility). Larry is the Co-Coordinator of the Colorado Council of Mediators ("CCMO") Family Law Mediator Provider List for Colorado's 17th Judicial District (Adams County).

Larry has conducted workshops or taken part in special speaking engagements at various professional events hosted by such organizations, including the statewide CCMO Conference, the Family Law Section program of the state Colorado Bar Convention, and the Colorado Bench and Bar Family Law Institute. He has presented or assisted in planning of several past years’ Colorado Attorney Mediator Dialogues hosted by CCMO and the CBA. He has led training for the City of Westminster, Colorado on negotiation styles and mediation-related topics. Larry has also taught at workshops for Colorado's family law paralegals and at local universities on family and divorce mediation.

Larry has been invited and participated on numerous occasions as one of a panel of Colorado judges, family law attorneys, psychologists and mediators discussing current divorce and related issues in Colorado law at the Colorado Bar Association’s Family Law Section. He has presented the divorce mediator perspective on a similar panel of guests at CCMO’s programs concerning special issues in the drafting and preparing of mediated divorce or parenting agreements, and in current issues in Colorado divorce mediation and Colorado collaborative law.

As Innovator In Colorado Mediation Practice

Larry is recognized as an innovator in mediation practice, especially in the use of special tools of technology. Larry established and moderates the Colorado Divorce Mediation Discussion List, an email consortium of Colorado dispute resolution professionals assisting families and couples in divorce disputes. Larry has presented workshops at four national conventions of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM) and Family Mediation Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), and numerous state and county divorce attorney, family lawyer and mediation associations — regarding embracing these special tools of technology in the everyday practice of divorce and family mediation. Larry has shared insights as a presenter on mediation and alternative dispute resolution practice management for the Boulder, Colorado ADR Section, and for the Boulder chapter of CCMO, as well.

Image of Divorce Mediation Newsletter articleLarry was the principal contributing author to the AFM’s national publication, Mediation News, in its Cybermediator feature.




Larry is one of a very few mediators in Colorado with specialized training and years of experience with powerful software which permits a divorcing or divorced couple to understand the after-tax consequences of a proposed settlement of financial issues. Divorce Resolutions® has developed its own tools as well which often permit more meaningful discussions of timesharing with children, property division, pension valuation and child support issues. (All of these issues, of course, must be addressed in any complete divorce settlement.) In 2006, Divorce Resolutions® realized Larry's long-time vision of becoming the first family and divorce mediators in the country to use large flat panel television monitors in all our mediation sessions. (In 2007, we continued the evolution of our innovative mediation process with further improvements to our office's technology and resources.)

As a result, Larry and Divorce Resolutions® are frequently asked to assist in Colorado divorces involving very substantial assets and marital estates with more complex property division, maintenance planning, and retirement division issues.

Continuing Commitment to Excellence

Besides providing workshops and training for others, Larry also maintains an active regimen of continuing mediation education for himself. He is a regular host and participant in a peer review group of other experienced Colorado divorce mediators who frequently meet to discuss changes in the law and their profession and emerging issues in their challenging work.

Superb 10.0 AVVO-Rated Top Mediation Attorney

Avvo, the leading independent consumer-focused lawyer rating organization, awards Larry its highest ranking, a 10.0 (on its 10.0 scale) “Superb - Top Attorney Mediation.”

Clients’ and Professionals’ Experience with Larry

Larry’s Colorado clients and referring professionals appreciate his empathic skills, resourcefulness and expertise. He excels in helping couples create workable solutions to their Colorado divorce, parenting and support disputes.

Here’s what Larry’s clients have to say:

  • “In my opinion, Larry’s greatest strength as a mediator is his ability to remain calm and focused. He never appeared to take sides and always brought the emphasis back to resolution and moving forward.” — R.M.

  • “Larry, you are an amazing person with the patience of a saint! We appreciate the professional manner in which you dealt with us . . . never taking sides, just open and honest. Your gentle manner and kind spirit made the difficult work of our divorce doable! Thanks for being there when it was tough!” — C. Sc.

  • “What I most appreciated was Larry's quiet control of the meetings:  stating up front what was and was not helpful, his direction during each session, the moments of private time with both of us, and his calm professionalism.” — P.H.

  • “Mediation fosters cooperation not adversity. Larry is highly skilled and has a sincere interest in bringing about a fair and equitable final agreement allowing couples to reach closure at a very difficult time in life.” — P.R.

  • “I simply don't know how Larry maintained his neutrality. It is a gift!” — E. O.

  • “Larry, you have been awesome during this whole process. You truly are a gifted mediator. Your skills and knowledge will impact our lives forever.” — C. Sw.

  • “Throughout the process, Larry encouraged our spirit of cooperation rather than making us adversaries. The mediation process spared us and our children the additional emotional turmoil and the cost that traditional trial lawyers would have imposed on us. We felt, at all times, that we were in control with a lawyer-trained mediator as our friend and guide through a difficult process.” — R.F.

And, several Colorado family | divorce attorney practitioners offer the following observations, from the perspective of experienced counsel:

  • “I have been practicing Colorado divorce and family law for more than twenty five years. Larry is the finest family mediator I have ever worked with.

    The clients I refer to Larry consistently reach workable divorce and parenting resolutions. They relate the highest praise for Larry and report that they feel entirely comfortable and safe in mediation with Larry and their views heard and respected by his process. His use of computer tools and large screens is sometimes magic! The mediated agreements Larry writes are the best of any I have ever reviewed, as well.” — D.D., Attorney-at-Law

  • “I have utilized the professional mediation services of Lawrence (Larry) King for many years in my legal practice. Although I believe that he is one of the best, if not the best, mediators that I have been “associated with,” perhaps more important are the opinions of my clients, who utilized his services. Without exception, I have had very positive comments from each of my clients who participated in mediation with Larry.

    They (and I) believe: he was very prepared for the mediation sessions; they were always conducted on time; the fees were competitive and reasonable; he was very knowledgeable about legal issues and the rulings of the courts; he conducted the mediation sessions in a very professional manner; he has very impressive technological support and visual presentations during the mediations; he is always very professional and appropriately courteous and respectful to all mediation participants and legal counsel; and, perhaps of greatest importance, he effectuated equitable and appropriate settlements in virtually every mediation that I have participated in. Needless to say, I highly recommend his professional family law and divorce mediation services.” — D.G., Attorney-at-Law

From Larry

Larry writes the following about himself and his approach to divorce mediation:

  • “Divorce and family mediation is simply my life’s work and passion. For more than twenty years, and now as a full-time mediator, I’ve been fortunate to limit my professional efforts to helping Colorado couples in the greatest of personal and family transitions find their own answers to often challenging questions. My many earlier years’ training and experience as a Colorado divorce and family lawyer allow me to explore with my clients a great range of possible approaches and solutions that have proven to work well for others. 

  • As importantly, I am highly intuitive by nature:  I often sense what is not being said — but what is very much at the heart of our work together. I’m incredibly fortunate:  every day in my efforts as a Colorado family mediator, I receive much more from my clients than I give to them.”

“Out beyond right-doing, and wrong-doing ... lies a field. 
I will meet you there.”
- Rumi  

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“Larry is the finest mediator I have ever worked with. He consistently demonstrates the highest level of respect and courtesy toward his clients, and writes excellent agreements as well. (Colorado divorce attorney)”
- D.D.

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