Kristi Anderson Wells brings many years of experience in the areas of taxation, benefits and executive compensation to the practice of family law. Her practice exists at the intersection of these areas of law, focusing on complex financial issues such as trusts, premarital agreements, business interests, executive compensation, retirement assets, and stock rights in divorce. Kristi writes and speaks regularly on complex divorce issues. Most recently, Kristi authored The Executive Compensation Handbook: Stock Option Awards, Restricted Stock Grants, Cash Bonuses, Incentives, and Other Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation in Divorce, published by the American Bar Association.
Kristi’s goal is to provide her clients with a balance of advocacy and sound practical advice. When going through a divorce – one of the most difficult times in anyone’s life – people need compassionate representation, guidance from someone who can weigh the costs and benefits of pursuing a legal remedy, help in reaching a mutually-agreeable resolution, and strong advocacy when the situation warrants it. Child-focused and committed to minimizing the kind of collateral damage that can accompany dissolution actions, Kristi works diligently to assist her clients in attaining positive outcomes for themselves and their children. She is also trained as a collaborative divorce attorney.
Kristi has been designated as a Colorado “Super Lawyer” since 2015.
- Bachelor of Arts: 1994, University of Washington (Journalism), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- Juris Doctor (J.D.): 1997, University of Washington School of Law, with honors
- Master of Laws (LL.M.): 1998, University of Washington School of Law (Federal Taxation)
- Admitted to Bar:
- 1998, Washington (inactive)
- 1999, Maine (inactive)
- 2007, Colorado
- American Bar Association (Family Law Section; Taxation Section)
- Colorado Bar Association (Family Law Section)
- Academy for Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Fellow
- Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Past President
- Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Executive Council