Family Law Attorney


Rachel K. Baumel

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Rachel K. Baumel has dedicated her career to helping families and children through the legal process. Rachel is warm, compassionate and focuses on effectively resolving disputes while preserving relationships between the parties. Rachel has experience litigating and mediating divorces, parenting disputes, grandparent visitation, custody, child support and post-decree matters.

Upon graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2000, Rachel started out her legal career at the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis in Minnesota.  She moved to Colorado in 2003, where she worked for Denver CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Abused and Neglected Children). In 2005, Rachel took some time to be with her young children while starting a family focused business.  She returned to practicing law in 2011 with a continued concentration on families and children.  Rachel is actively involved with Jefferson County Mediation Services and is a member of their advisory committee.  Rachel received the Divorce & Parenting Mediator of the Year Award for 2012 for her excellence is mediating family law disputes.


University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  J.D. Cum Laude 2000, Journal of Law & Inequality Article Editor

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

  Bachelor of Arts, Political Science 1996

Additional Specialized Training:

Phoenix Strategies, Denver, CO

40 hour Mediation Training Certificate 2011

On The Line, LLC, Denver, CO

40 hour Child and Family Investigator Training Certificate 2011

Three Trusts, Inc., Adams County Courthouse, Adams County, CO

40 hour Child and Family Investigator Training Certificate 2012

Past Employment Experience:

Frost & Beck LLP - Domestic Relations Associate

Kelley R. Southerland, LLC - Domestic Relations Associate

Radley Sandoval and Southerland, LLC - Volunteer Attorney, Guardian ad litem work

Brandes &Associates, P.C. - Contract Attorney, Guardian ad litem

Colorado League of Charter Schools- Consultant 

Denver CASA - Program Director

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis - Equal Justice Works Fellow, Staff Attorney

Professional Organizations:

Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section

Denver Bar Association

The Mediation Association of Colorado,Professional Mediator


Other Service to the Community:

Jefferson County Mediation Services - Volunteer Mediator

Jefferson County Mediation Services -Advisory Group Membe