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Scardina Family Law is, first and foremost, a family law firm. We are not only dedicated exclusively to family law issues, we are, ourselves, a family. Started in 2014 by Autumn Scardina, her brother Todd Scardina quickly joined the firm and her dedication to providing top-notch legal representation at affordable rates to families in need.

Drawing from a background of over a decade of litigation experience, Scardina Family Law has quickly developed a reputation as formidable family law advocates that passionately represent their clients with professionalism, candor, and skill. We are acutely aware that, for most people, family law litigation is among the most difficult times in their lives. We take our obligations to our client’s very seriously and strive for perfection in everything we do. While no attorney can guarantee results, we can guarantee personal service, prompt attention, compassionate representation, and reasonable rates.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Divorce
  • Maintenance/alimony
  • Motions to modify maintenance/alimony
  • Legal separation
  • Annulment
  • Child custody
  • Allocation of parental responsibilities
  • Motions to modify parenting time
  • Motions to modify decision making
  • Motions to enforce parenting plan
  • Contempt proceedings
  • Child support establishment
  • Child support enforcement
  • Child support modifications
  • Parental rights and responsibilities
  • Paternity
  • Dependency and neglect
  • Parenting time
  • Adoption
  • Name changes
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Emergency motions to restrict parenting time
  • Child abuse
  • Child endangerment
  • Children’s rights
  • LGBT law
  • Parenting Plans
  • Same sex marriages
  • Transgender rights
  • Property division
  • Decision making
  • Grandparent rights
  • Protection orders
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Juvenile delinquency

We are confident that you, like our prior clients, will take comfort in our honest, direct, and attentive counsel. Serving clients in Denver, Jefferson County, Douglas County, Arapahoe County, Adams County, Boulder and Broomfield.

Call Scardina Family Law today to speak directly to an attorney at 720-598-1367 and arrange your free one hour initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Autumn Scardina

After a decade of successfully representing large corporations and governmental entities as a trial attorney, she opened Scardina Family Law to seize the opportunity to apply her passion for advocacy, tenacity for problem-solving and strong interpersonal skills to help improve the lives of individuals in a more direct way.

Autumn Scardina's legal career began in 2004 when she graduated at the top of her class from the University of Southern California Law School. After graduation, she went to work as an associate with a litigation boutique in Los Angeles named Epstein, Turner & Weiss, P.C. As with most small firms, necessity forced her to assume a large role in all aspects of litigation from the very first day. As she strived through what the founding partner referred to as a "baptism of fire," she gained experience beyond her years and earned the admiration of her clients, coworkers, and colleagues. Her work as a civil litigator focused on representing large mortgage lenders and exposed her to a wide variety of complex financial transactions.

In 2008, Autumn moved to Colorado and became an Assistant County Attorney for Adams County, where she dedicated herself to serving the public in a variety of juvenile and family law matters before state and federal courts. As an attorney representing the Adams County Human Services Department, Autumn gained extensive experience handling dependency and neglect cases, juvenile delinquency matters and child support cases. Together with a team of legal assistants and social workers, she established, modified and enforced hundreds of child support and child placement orders each year. Managing such a high volume caseload and working with such a diverse group of people from various socio-economic and educational backgrounds reinforced her strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills. While she is tenacious in her representation, she always strives to empathize with the people behind the allegations and by treating everyone with respect and dignity, she works to create effective and efficient resolutions that address the unique circumstances of each case.

Autumn's passion is helping others. Having recently lived through a period of tremendous personal change, her greatest satisfaction is in seeing others through difficult and emotional challenges and helping them thrive in spite of what can feel like overwhelming circumstance. Her mission is to show her clients that we are stronger than everything they taught us that we should fear.

Jurisdictions:

  • Colorado, 2007
  • California (inactive status), 2005

Education:

  • University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, California, J.D. 2004
  • California State University, Chico, California, B.A., 2000
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, Member

Presentations:

  • Marriage Equality and the Common Law – 2015 presentation to the Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section

Attorney Todd Scardina

For over seven years, Todd Scardina has provided unparalleled legal representation to Colorado families, businesses, and individuals through tenacious, dedicated, and honest legal representation. He has developed a reputation as a formidable advocate that passionately represents his clients with professionalism, candor, and skill.

Mr. Scardina received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2004 and graduated at the top of his class at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2008. While attending the University of Denver, he was a Senior Staff Editor for the Denver University Law Review, published an article on reproductive rights, and authored supplements to several respected evidence treatises. He received numerous awards for scholastic achievement and gained the respect of his peers for his advocacy and legal acumen.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Scardina accepted a position with a large, highly respected, and storied Denver law firm and began his career as a civil litigator. Mr. Scardina quickly excelled as an advocate, displaying a unique ability to balance compassion and professionalism with tough, honest, and zealous advocacy for his clients.

As Mr. Scardina's career continued to blossom he transferred his practice to a smaller though equally well-respected law firm to gain greater substantive trial experience. Mr. Scardina was immediately "thrown into the deep end" and expected to manage cases from start to finish, excelling at every step of the process. His creative approach to litigation and problem-solving earned him a reputation for resolving difficult disputes quickly, efficiently, and with excellent results for his clients.

After seven years of successfully representing individuals and entities ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, Mr. Scardina partnered with his sister at Scardina Family Law, LLC, dedicating his practice to family law and civil litigation in order to help Denver families in need. He is committed to public service and firmly believes that his success is only measured by the success of his clients.

Mr. Scardina is an experienced family and trial lawyer dedicated to providing personal, prompt, and effective representation to his clients. Your case is the most important part of your life, and Mr. Scardina looks forward to sharing that responsibility with you, tailoring your representation to the specific needs of your case, and providing you the best legal representation Denver has to offer.

Jurisdictions:

  • Colorado, 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Education:

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, J.D., 2008
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, California, B.A., 2004
    • Major: Philosophy

Achievements:

  • Senior Staff Editor, Denver University Law Review
  • Graduated in the top 20% of law school graduating class
  • Scholastic Excellence Awards in Copyright Law, Oil and Gas Law, and Secured Transactions

Presentations:

  • Marriage Equality and the Common Law – 2015 presentation to the Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

Testimonials

PATIENT, HONEST, AND TRUSTWORTHY
I consulted with Ms. Scardina about a possibly complicated case involving international issues. She was prompt to respond to my request. She seemed very familiar with international interactions. During the consultation, she was patient to listen to my complicated long story, and she gave me concise feedback. She was quick to focus on my goals, the possible outcomes, and my options. Instead of securing business, she was very honest to tell me lower cost resources in case I needed them in the future. When I talked with her, I felt that her focus was on what I wanted, not her personal agenda. I am very impressed with her. I had had an attorney/firm that sucked me dry and did not have my best in heart. Ms. Scardina was a refreshing contrast, and I feel that I can trust her. I have not hired her because I have not decided what I want to do with my case, but she is certainly on my go-to list.


AUTUMN IS AMAZING!
I'm writing this review because I firmly believe that Autumn and her team do an exceptional job. My divorce case is quite difficult and this team has worked diligently to see that my family and I get the support we need and deserve. Autumn is very personable. On days when I feel like everything is crumbling down. Autumn comes in and gives me that one example that makes everything clear and my worries subside. I enjoy working with her, Autumn and her team are trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable and have kept me informed in every step during this long process. I highly recommend Scardina Family Law for your divorce matters.


INTEGRITY AND HONESTY
Autumn is a very skilled and experienced practitioner. I've had the pleasure of working with her on various cases over the years. She has a compassionate and caring way about her. It is obvious that she is committed to achieving the absolute best result for clients each and every time. Without hesitation, I endorse this attorney's work.


"INDUSTRIOUS, CREATIVE AND PERSISTENT LITIGATOR"
Autumn Scardina was an associate of our litigation firm for 3 years. We never before, and have not since, had a more industrious, creative and persistent litigator. If I had need for my own representation, Autumn is where I’d turn.


THEY KNOCKED OUT OF THE PARK!
I had a very unique case. I interviewed several Attorneys before choosing the Scardina"s. I came to them very broken and beat down by my situation, they immediately made me feel like I wasn't alone in my case. There were numerous times throughout the process that I was ready to throw in the towel, but Autumn's good council kept me hanging in there. Then when I read how Todd drafted the Joint trial management Cert. I knew I had the right firm. The final result of my case turned out better than I ever expected! Thank you Todd and Autumn.


5 star Autumn and Todd are out of this world phenomenal. I am so very thankful to have had such an amazing team by my side through a very tiring and exhausting battle. Not only do I recommend this firm.... I would not choose anyone else! Thank you from the bottom of my heart and from my family to yours.... You're the best!

Ash Ashley

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