Kelly McPherson is a former federal agent and military officer who advocates for her clients in all areas of family law, to include contested divorces, child custody cases, and cases involving complex issues such as military divorce, relocation, domestic violence, parental alienation, same-sex marriage, assisted reproduction, and common law marriage. Kelly also does appellate work as it pertains to family law cases, has litigated issues surrounding the pre-disposition of frozen embryos, and draft surrogacy contracts.
Kelly primarily practices in El Paso County, Teller County, and Douglas County in Colorado.
Kelly is a trained mediator, and has advanced training in intimate partner violence, parental alienation, parenting considerations for transgendered children, and complex financial cases. She also has advanced certification in the Reid technique for interrogation, and she is a certified forensic child interviewer. Kelly has recently received training in cryptocurrency and divorce, as well as valuing name, image, and likeness for purposes of valuing and potentially accounting for it in the course of a divorce. Kelly is a student of the law and loves to learn about new and novel issues.
Kelly previously served as the Chair of the El Paso County Bar Family Law Section. She published a widely circulated pre-repeal article on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, as well as other articles on same-sex common law marriage and transgender children the Pikes Peak Lawyer. She contributed regularly to our blog on issues that may be of interest to our clients.
Kelly also regularly donates her time and services to various pro bono clinics, and is an annual speaker at El Paso County’s Family Law Day. She is a member of the El Paso County Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, and Colorado Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
Kelly is also on the Pride Soccer board, and previously served as the Chair of the Board for the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to practicing law, Kelly was in the United States Air Force for eight years, serving as a federal agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and as an Assistant Professor at the US Air Force Academy.
Kelly is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she received an award for excellence in Criminal Law. She has a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University, and received a Bachelor of Science at the United States Air Force Academy where she regularly received recognition on the Superintendent’s List. She was also a NCCA Division 1 track and cross-country runner while at the Academy.
In her free time (what's that?!), Kelly likes to run, play soccer, practice yoga, read, write, and watch bad reality television.