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Laurie Joe


Senior Associate

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law (Custody, Divorce, Post-Decree Matters)

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Laurie is a Senior Associate in the Burnham Law Firm based out of the Denver Tech Center office. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in psychology from the University of Denver and earned her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Laurie began her career as an intern at Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and then served as a Deputy District Attorney in the 18th Judicial District. Her experience as a prosecutor working on family law matters has made her a skilled litigator. Laurie specializes in family law cases including dissolution of marriage, legal separation, allocation of parental responsibilities (custody), paternity, post-decree modifications and enforcement, child support, contempt, pre- and postnuptial agreements and appeals. In addition, Laurie handles misdemeanor criminal cases including domestic violence, driving under the influence, child abuse and traffic infractions.

Outside of the office, Laurie is a longtime volunteer and chair of the board of directors for Southeast Community Outreach (SECOR), a non-profit organization that provides a food bank, Christmas gifts, holiday meals and other assistance to people in need in the southern suburbs of the Denver Metro Area. Laurie also volunteers at Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue (RMFR), where she helps cats find loving homes.

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
  • Heckenbach Suazo L.L.P. (formerly Heckenbach Thompson Suazo & Dave L.L.P.) 2011 –  2018
  • The Law Center, P.C. (formerly Robert B. Wareham, P.C., The Wareham Group, P.C., and Highlands Ranch Law Center, P.C.) 2007 –  2011
  • District Attorney’s Office, 18th Judicial District, Deputy District Attorney, 2006 
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 2005
Education
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    J.D. – 2005
  • University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
    B.A. – 2000