I have known attorney Terri Harrington for twenty years and have had several cases with her as opposing counsel in family law. She has always been competent, courteous, reasonable and compassionate. She is an indefatigable member of the Family Law section of the Colorado Bar and is one of the earliest members of Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals. It is in the context of her dedication to families in transition, due to changes in family structure that I nominate her. She has committed her professional life to this endeavor and never declines an invitation to speak about collaborative law, or about how to help the children of divorcing or separating families. If I had to name one person who has kept the collaborative law movement progressing in Colorado, it would be Terri Harrington hands down. I think it is particularly challenging to be in the forefront of a change in the law (much like mediation was in the 1980's) and to be willing to put in the time to learn a new paradigm, educate the public and fellow professionals and to champion the rights and dignity of all involved in what can be a traumatic and expensive process.
Ms. Harrington does it all! She provides litigation, mediation, collaborative law as well as early neutral evaluations. She does it all with professionalism and enthusiasm.
I have known Terri Harrington for twenty (20) years. I have had several family law cases with Ms. Harrington. In the last ten years our cases have been Collaborative Law Family Law cases. I am in a collaborative practice group with Terri, and have been for over ten (10) years. She is unfailingly compassionate, energetic and committed to her clients and the process of collaborative law as a choice for the right clients. She has spearheaded the collaborative law movement in the state, working tirelessly to promote the process, educate both our colleagues and the public and train new lawyers. She has brought in nationally known speakers in the field and done countless trainings herself. She has also won the Collaborator of the year award at least once. Terri is truly one of the bright lights in the collaborative law and alternative dispute area of family law. I have not met a colleague more dedicated to her clients regardless of complexity, or income. Our profession needs more attorneys with the dedication, competence and compassion of Terri Harrington.
Terri is one of the best Collaborative family law attorneys in Colorado, as well as one of the best mediators. She is a leader and pioneer in the area of Collaborative Law, and a frequent lecturer.
Terri Harrington has a unique ability to mediate very difficult cases and help parties find resolution with dignity.
I think Terri is one of the best mediators in town. She has mediated several cases I’ve been involved with, and they all settled -- even the difficult ones where I had serious doubts that the parties would ever be able to resolve their issues. I think Terri does a great job helping the parties (and their attorneys) see the strengths and weaknesses of their respective positions, and helps them understand the benefits of reaching a settlement collaboratively. I would not hesitate to recommend Terri as a mediator." ◊ Tawni L Cummings, Esq. of Cummings Law P.C.
"Terri Harrington is very accommodating and very professional. Most importantly she has a great eye for the needs of the clients, and a flawless ability to meet them where they are. This skill helps get cases settled, and helps the clients feel that they were heard." ◊ Tracey Dawson, family law litigator for 25 years (February 2008)
"Cyndi Brewster and Terri Harrington are extremely dedicated to the successful practice of collaborative law. They understand that the process of reaching effective, long-lasting agreements can be difficult for both parties, and they support their clients diligently through those difficult times. They work very well with the other professionals on the team, including financial professionals and coaches, to provide the best possible service to the clients." ◊ Steve McBride, CDFA, Mediator
"HBC's staff was one of the bright spots in a typically dismal process. Their cheerful and supportive energy helped to keep me focused on the task at hand and the final resolution (a happy ending)." ◊ Family law client
"Ms. Harrington was instrumental in helping me through a very difficult process and was an extraordinary reference point for both legal and practical concerns." ◊ Family law client
“I was referred to Terri Harrington, at Harrington Brewster & Clein, as a mediator in a very messy divorce. The complications were many and there was potential for emotions to run very high. I was sure that mediation would take several very long and trying sessions, costing a lot. However, Terri was able to take our ‘mess’ and resolve it in the first meeting by 3:00 pm. Terri is worth every penny and much, much more.” ◊ Mediation Client
"Terri was amazing to work with - her patience and understanding kept me going through a very difficult time. At times I wanted to give up on the collaborative process but she was always able to remind me why I took that path (my children) she was able to empathize with my situation and yet be firm and honest with me when I needed it. Her humor also kept me going through a long difficult mediation process. Her staff was excellent and was always there to answer questions or get me the info I needed. Terri was highly praised by the additional folks we had helping us through the process - counselors and financial people. She was highly respected by the attorney we worked with and I feel the same. I have given her name to many people who have asked for referrals. Terri also has a true commitment to helping children through divorce and strongly believes the collaborative process is the best way for children to thrive after divorce. I have to agree - many people I know have gone through the standard court system and ended up with hard feelings and outcomes they did not want. The collaborative process really helps ensure that everyone agrees on the outcomes and the children are put first in all decisions. As Terri said - 'It's like giving birth - you think you can't stand it anymore and you want to give up and then it's done.' The result was worth every moment of pain and suffering. My ex and I are not best buddies but I think we were able to get out of the marriage and recognize the need for us to work together for our kiddos even if our feelings were hurt. Can't imagine doing it without Terri - thank you Terri. "
"I needed an Attorney that specializes in divorce/mediation. Terri came highly recommended from another great Attorney who does not deal with divorce. I have never hired an Attorney in my life and I was scared, upset and didn't know where to start. After only being married for two years I never thought I would be going through a divorce, I thought I would live happily ever after. Terri Harrington was absolutely wonderful! She was knowledgeable and kind, she constructed a document I needed and she advised me every step of the way. She was patient when I was emotionally upset about the divorce and she kept me on track with the legal information I needed. Terri and her entire staff are very professional. I felt so carried for, I felt like I was supported legally, as well as personally. I would highly recommend Terri Harrington to anyone seeking legal advice! I feel very Blessed to have found her. "
"The attorneys at Harrington Brewster & Clein embody the absolute pinnacle of legal representation for Family Law matters in Colorado. Knowledgeable, compassionate, and skilled counselors, they bring to bear decades of experience to assist couples with the many facets of dissolving a marriage, whether through mediation, Collaborative Law or traditional representation. Coupled with their seasoned staff, they provide the standard of excellence for Family Law in Colorado." ◊ Tom, Toxby & Associates
"Terri was the most supportive, kind, powerful and effective attorney that I could ever imagine having during my divorce. I would recommend her with no reservations to anyone going through a divorce. The whole process actually brought healing and growth during what I expected to be an incredibly difficult time. Don't hesitate to use Terri, you will be in very capable/ compassionate hands. "