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Meagan K. Moodie is a prominent family law attorney and founding partner of Gebhardt Emerson Moodie Bonanno, LLC ("GEM Family Law"). She is licensed in Colorado, offering her clients practical and effective representation during complicated legal matters. Meagan focuses her practice on family law as an Attorney, Mediator, Child & Family Investigator, and Parenting Coordinator/Decision Maker.

Meagan handles a wide range of family law cases, from divorces and post-decree modifications, to protection orders and collaborative divorces. She specializes in difficult cases such as those involving domestic violence, addiction, mental health, and relocation out of state. As a partner attorney with Project Safeguard, Meagan is particularly well versed in obtaining and defending Civil Protection Orders. Meagan deliberately takes on these challenging matters with the hope of helping parties come to a resolution that would otherwise be unlikely.

Meagan brings a practical and personal understanding to her family practice. She's had extensive training to become a certified Child & Family Investigator, a certified Mediator, and a Parenting Coordinator/Decision Maker. Meagan has also had significant training in domestic violence, child abuse, and in trauma survivors. Meagan's previous work experiences include the family division of Colorado Legal Services, the family division of the Saint Louis University Legal Clinic, as a clerk in the Denver District Court, and at her solo law practice, The Moodie Law Firm.

Meagan is a Colorado native who was born and raised in Denver. She graduated from Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, Colorado and completed her undergraduate studies at Regis University in Denver. In 2012, Meagan graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law, passed the Colorado Bar, and soon moved back to her hometown. She now lives in Denver with her husband, their son, and their rescue pups. Meagan spends her free time camping, hiking, gardening, traveling, cooking, and cheering for the Colorado Avalanche & Denver Broncos!

Meagan is on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Women's Bar Association and co-chairs their Public Policy Committee. Meagan belongs to the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Women's Owned Law Firm (WOLF) organization, the Family Law Section of the CBA, the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, the Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, the Junior League of Denver, and the board of Family Tree, Inc. She is a partner attorney with Project Safeguard, a Metro Volunteer Lawyer, a volunteer for LAWLINE 9 and "Legal Night" and is involved with the modern law practice initiative of the Colorado Bar Association. She is committed to helping both her clients and the community through her involvement in many Denver Metro organizations.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Regis University, Denver, Colorado
    • B.A. - 2008


  • Colorado Bar Association, Board of Governors Member, Executive Council Member, Joint Management Committee Member, Family Law Section Member
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Board of Directors, Co-Chair Programs Committee
  • Denver Bar Association, Active Member
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association, Active Member
  • Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee, Active Member
  • Colorado WOLF (Women Owned Law Firms), Active Member
  • Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary, Committee Member
  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Active Member

Legal Training & Certifications

  • Certified Parental Coordinator/Decision Maker (PCDM)
  • Trained and Certified Child & Family Investigator
  • Accredited and Experienced Mediator
  • Collaboratively Trained Attorney with Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals

Authorships and Presentations

  • The Intersection of Marijuana and Family Law -Marijuana Institute, 2023
  • Working with neutrals - What's OK? What's Not OK? - Appeared as Expert CFI, CBA Family Law Section, 2023
  • ICE Age – When Either Party is a Non-citizen: The Intersection of Family Law and Immigration Law – CBA Family Law Institute, 2020
  • Colorado Divorce and the Treatment of Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Awards – Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association's Trial Talk, 2017
  • The Modern Solo Practice - Law Bank, 2017
  • The Law and the Practice of Child-Related Professionals in Colorado, Colorado Judicial Conference, 2023

Current Employment Position

  • Founding Partner

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

 Honors & Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers In America© 2023 - 2024, Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America® – Ones to Watch, 2021
  • Colorado Super Lawyer® “Rising Star”, 2018 – 2023
  • U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America – Tier 1 Best Law Firm in the field of Family Law
  • Top 100 Women Owned Businesses In Colorado, Top 100 Women Owned Businesses In Colorado, Colorado Biz Magazine
  • 10.0 AVVO rating
  • Colorado Bar Association’s Gary McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year finalist, 2023
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