Lisa R. Shellenberger is a Managing Partner at Setter Roche Smith & Shellenberger, LLC, and she is an award-winning lead litigator. She is the Chairperson of the Family Law & Juvenile Law division at the firm. Ms. Shellenberger has been awarded the Super Lawyers Rising Star award in the area of family law for 5 years running: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Ms. Shellenberger has also been recognized as the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Additionally, in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Attorney Shellenberger has also been named as a Top 10 Attorney in Colorado the area of family law by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. She serves clients primarily in the Denver metro area and northern Colorado.
Within her family law and juvenile law practice, Ms. Shellenberger is skilled in representing clients in divorce actions, child custody cases (allocation of parental responsibilities/APR), adoption proceedings, dependency & neglect cases, guardianship actions, maternity and paternity actions, modifications of child support and parenting time, grandparent visitation actions, and third party allocation of parental responsibilities cases. Ms. Shellenberger predominantly represents parties in highly contentious cases involving children affected by family disputes.
Ms. Shellenberger devotes a portion of her practice to Native American and tribal law. She is committed to serving Native American individuals and the Native American community on a local and national. Her work in this area of law has been mentioned in various national media outlets. Lisa's primary area of focus is matters related to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in Colorado. She is regarded as a leading specialist in the field of ICWA. ICWA often is applied in many dependency & neglect cases, adoption actions, guardianship actions, and some APR actions involving Indian children.