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Heidi Whitaker


Senior Associate

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Family Law (Custody, Divorce, Post-Decree Matters)
  • 5% Adoption
  • 5% Estate Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Heidi is a Senior Associate at Burnham Law based out of the Fort Collins office. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona with bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems and earned her J.D. from what is now Texas A&M School of Law.

Heidi practiced family law and civil litigation in Texas for eight years before returning home to Colorado. Today her focus is in all areas of domestic relations and family law, including dissolutions of marriage or civil partnerships, allocation of parental responsibilities, restrictions of parenting time and grandparents’ rights.

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association – Larimer
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section
Past Employment Positions
  • The Culpepper Law Firm, P.C.  2015 – 2017
  • Brotherton Law Firm Colorado 2014-2015
  • Brotherton Law Firm Texas 2007-2014
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 2013
  • Texas, 2006
Education
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (Now Texas A&M School of Law), Fort Worth, Texas
    J.D. – 2006
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    B.S. B.A. – 1987
Testimonials
I can’t say enough about how impressed I was/am with Heidi. I was in a higher conflict child custody case, had been through two PRE’s, and was using a different attorney. I was getting nowhere, and being treated horribly by my attorney in the process. I decided I needed new counsel. I called a lot of offices, wanting to get the absolute best fit for me to get this resolved. When I spoke to Todd at Burnham Law, he immediately know who he wanted me to work with. From the beginning, Heidi was exactly what I needed. She was real. She was smart, and personable. And she was honest. And she was compassionate. She made me see things how I needed to, without making me feel bad for being upset or emotional. She also reassured me that the decisions were mine, and if my case went to court, she would fight as hard as she needed to. My only regret was that I hadn’t been working with Heidi from the beginning. I would recommend her to anyone dealing with a custody case, no matter how small or big the conflict. She will make it productive and worth it! Jennifer

During a treacherous high conflict custody battle, Heidi was an aggressive litigator with an eagle-eyed approach to dealing with an antagonistic opposing counsel. She was highly strategic and proficient in every aspect of the services she provided. My wife along with her counsel with the intent to gain leverage to remove my rights as an active father in my child’s life filed for a Protective Order with the court with false claims against my character. As a result of Heidi’s aggressive approach to litigation her expertise and services is what lead to my false allegations being dismissed. Heidi conducted herself at the highest level of transparency, professionalism and integrity from start to finish. I highly recommend Heidi for any client faced with false allegations or struggling with a high-conflict custody issue. As a result, I know that I will be able to experience a healthy relationship with my son. Being a father is the highest priority in my life. Anonymous

Completely help me in moving my divorce decree from Illinois to Colorado and setting forth a new parenting plan in Colorado. Could not have received better help. Heidi met and exceeded all expectations. Highly recommend!! David

I hired Heidi to help with a legal family matter. She was straight forward and honest about what I could and could not expect from my case. She did an excellent job and I would recommend her, and if need be I would use her again. Shannon

She did my divorce for me. She was very good, thorough, did exactly what she said she was going to do. It all was done very quickly.
If I ever needed an attorney again I would use her again. Linda

Heidi Whitaker gave great advice and understood the law and exact implications better than a majority of lawyers. I had some specific time constraints that if were not adhered to would be quite expensive. Heidi understood (actually she informed me of them and was an expert on navigating them) and kept me informed the whole time. I wholeheartedly recommend her and Burnham law. Daniel P

My son’s attorney was Heidi Whitaker. She was an aggressive litigator with an eagle-eyed approach to dealing with an antagonistic opposing counsel. She was highly strategic and proficient in every aspect of the services she provided. I highly recommend Heidi Whitaker and her team at Burnham Law Firm for any client faced with false allegations or struggling with a high-conflict custody issue. Rini L

Going through anything where one needs a Laywer is never easy to “not be emotional” and/or want the “system” to move faster. This is very hard, having to tell your side over and over again……untell i met Heidi Whitaker, she has a way taken all the mess and proceeding forward with facts! I cried when i heard her response she had written for me, through all the mess, she had written what I’ve been saying for the first time in a perfect summary. Thank you Heidi, Chelsea and Burnham for helping me be the father I wish to be for my children! Mike K