Partners

Rachel D. Anderson, Esq.

Rachel D. Anderson believes that everyone deserves to have an attorney who demonstrates both compassion and excellent legal skill.  Empathy for her clients' situations allows Rachel to see the case from their point of view and zealously advocate for their interests.

Prior to co-founding Anderson Allen LLC, Rachel practiced at the largest domestic litigation firm in the country, representing husbands and fathers.  Should litigation and trial become necessary in your case, you can have confidence that Rachel's experience and skill will serve you well.  Her passion for peace, desire for justice, and care for her clients guide her practice of law. 

Rachel is a highly-skilled attorney with extensive experience representing clients through all types of family law matters including high-conflict and complex financial cases of divorce / dissolution, allocation of parental responsibilities, paternity, child support, spousal support, property division, modifications, post-decree matters, mediation, and arbitration.

Rachel received her bachelor’s degree with a double major in sociology and criminal justice from Regis College. There, she was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society honoring students demonstrating commitment to scholarship, loyalty, and service.  She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and coached High School Mock Trial teams. 

Rachel serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the Christian Legal Society of Metro Denver.  She also volunteers at a local legal aid clinic, providing legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence.

Rachel is a fifth-generation Coloradan who loves live music, snowboarding, and spending time outdoors, especially with her Husband Jason and dogs Cargo and Radar. 

 

Bar Admissions

  • State of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado

Education

  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • Juris Doctor
  • Regis University, Regis College, Denver, CO
    • Bachelors of Arts - Sociology, Criminal Justice
    • Honors: Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society of Metro Denver - Executive Board
  • CBA Family Law Section Member
  • CBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Member

 

Shannon A. R. Allen, Esq.

Shannon A. R. Allen knows there is more than meets the eye to every family law case. She probes the deeper issues motivating each case and empowers her clients to reach solutions that ultimately allow them to thrive.

Shannon received her Bachelor of the Arts from Pepperdine University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado Law, where she graduated on the dean’s list, and she was also a visiting scholar at Harvard University. Shannon is a devoted academic and a critical thinker.

After clerking for a Colorado District Court Judge and researching for the Colorado Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel, Shannon narrowed her practice to exclusively family law in 2012. Shannon combines her passion for academic research and writing with her passion for people into her advocacy and representation of the clients she guides through the family law system.

Shannon is a trained Mediator and Christian Conciliator with a passion for peacemaking. Her goal is to bring peace to every level of the conflict facing her clients and their families.

Shannon focuses her legal practice on all areas of family law, including divorce/ dissolution, allocation of parental responsibilities, child and spousal support, division of property, relocation, mediation and alternate dispute resolution, and marital agreements.  

Shannon is a certified Child and Family Investigator (CFI) and a regular volunteer with the Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic (JAMLAC) and Street’s Hope in Denver.

Shannon spends most of her spare time hanging with her husband Matt and her sons Jude and Seth, cycling, skiing, raft guiding, traveling, gardening, and eating delicious food.

 

Bar Admissions

  • State of Colorado

Education

  • University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado
    • Juris Doctor
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
    • Bachelors of Arts - Psychology
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • CBA Family Law Section Member
  • CBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Member