Alexandra (Ali) Smits

Alexandra (Ali) Smits is an experienced attorney committed to helping families navigate the emotional and financial complexities of their family law cases.  With an understanding of the toll legal disputes have on families and children, Ali works with her clients to minimize conflict and move forward with their lives.  Ali is trained in collaborative law and values the opportunity to seek resolution outside of the courtroom, whether through negotiation, mediation or collaborative law. Ali also has extensive trial experience and is equally comfortable advocating for her clients in the courtroom when collaboration or settlement is not an option.

Prior to committing her legal practice exclusively to family law, Ali practiced in the areas of employment law and criminal defense. She has trial experience in both Colorado state courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Ali has presented to employees and mental health professionals in the area of employment law and disabilities to both the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center and the Colorado chapter of the National MS Society. Ali’s background in employment and criminal law has provided professional insight and trial experience that have enhanced her current family law practice.

Current Employment Position: Partner

Areas of Practice: Family Law,  Alimony and Spousal Support,  Child Support,  Custody & Visitation,  Divorce,  Juvenile Law,  Mediation,  Collaborative Law , Alternative Dispute Resolution,  Adoption

Bar Admissions: Colorado, 2001,  United States District Court, 2002


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, J.D., 2001.  Survey Editor, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy

  • London School of Economics, London, England M.A., 1997

  • University of California at Davis, Davis, California B.A., 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section

  • Denver County Bar Association

  • Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals

  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee