Where Integrity, Excellence, & Law Converge

Personal Attention

I started my own legal practice to give my clients the one-on-one counsel and support they need and deserve.


With natural empathy and a commitment to listening, I try to connect with my clients on a persona level.


Complete transparency is at the heart of all of my interactions with clients —and you'll always be treated with respect.

Mediation Arbitration, Legal Malpractice, and Divorce Attorney in Aurora, Colorado

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Rick Rufner

Attorney at law

Through the years, I have enjoyed my role as a community leader and bring decades of personal and professional experience to my practice. After working with a large firm, I realized how important connecting with clients on a personal level can be. So, in an effort to eliminate the impersonal client-attorney experience, I started my own firm so that I could provide high-quality, personalized legal services. I've always found it easy to connect with clients and empathize with the challenges that legal issues present. That's client connection continues to drive me to pursue the best outcome for both you and your family.

More about Rick

Divorced doesn't mean broken

You probably didn't set out to get married just for it to end in divorce. But plans don't always go the way we want them to. When you find yourself in a situation where parting ways is the right choice for you and your family, you'll need someone to handle the legal side of things.

Colorado is a no-fault state, meaning you can file for divorce for any reason you deem irreconcilable. No matter what your situation is, whether there are children involved or not, whether there has been any domestic violence or not, you have the right to decide to move forward with divorce proceedings at any time for any reason.

There are many cases where child custody and support are fought over. My goal is to mitigate any conflict that will damage the relationship you have with your children and their relationship with your former spouse. My practice focuses on helping everyone involved — especially the children — find a solution that meets their needs.

Family legal matters are often at the center of a difficult time in your life. I strive to provide reliable and efficient legal services that will help you find the right solution for your unique situation. That way, you and your family can begin to move forward as quickly as possible.

Recent Case Results

Paternity & Child Custody

The biological father was unwed to the biological mother when the child was born. Without the father’s knowledge, the mother left the child primarily in the care of non-related caretakers.

The court held that the father had a fundamental right as a biological parent to direct the custody, care, and control of the child.

Legal Malpractice

My client brought claims for legal malpractice against a lawyer. We requested the judge recuse himself due to his involvement with the case. The judge refused and dismissed the case.

After contending that the trial judge abused his discretion in denying the motion, the appeals court reversed the dismissal.

Get the guidance and support your need

Having practiced law for over four decades, I have gained invaluable experience in many areas of the law. My practice is primarily focused on helping families who are going through divorce proceedings, or other legal matters, and helping victims of legal malpractice.

If you are thinking about filing for divorce, you need a family law attorney with extensive experience handling even the most complex divorce cases. You could be facing a child custody battle, alimony, or child support disagreements, so you need a skilled attorney who knows what to do at every phase of the legal process.

If you believe you've been the victim of legal malpractice, seek proper counsel immediately. If your current or past counsel has violated attorney-client privilege or has committed misconduct of any kind, you can act quickly to get ahead of the situation and increase your chances of achieving a successful outcome.

You should never put off getting the legal guidance you need to navigate your situation. Having representation can mitigate any current issues and prevent any future problems through strategic anticipation and planning. So don't wait to get started on moving forward. Call my office to set up a free consultation.