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Steven O'Connor Attorney


Location: Frisco, Colorado
Phone: 970-368-5829
Fax: 970-668-5121
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Steven O’Connor joined Carlson and Carlson in September, 2015 after a distinguished academic career at the University of Colorado Law School where he was a member of the National Mock Trial team, Chair of the James R. Carrigan Cup, and a student attorney with the University’s Civil Practice Clinic, taught by the renowned Professor Norman Aaronson.

Steven has and continues to focus primarily on family law cases. Steven has worked for various agencies and organizations in Chicago’s dedicated Domestic Violence Courthouse, including for the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, as a “senior law student.” In that role, Steven argued cases to the bench on a daily basis, successfully obtaining civil orders of protection for survivors of domestic violence. Steven also has experience in contested dissolution of marriage proceedings, as well as criminal jury work.

Steven has advanced experience with family law, trial advocacy, domestic violence, and the art and practice of legal negotiation. Steven was one of three members of his graduating class to be awarded the University of Colorado Law School’s Family Law Certificate.

Steven joined Carlson and Carlson based largely in part on the firm’s commitment to a children first approach, and the opportunity to work side by side with the firm’s founding members.

Steven understands the complex emotional issues that necessarily factor into every case. Steven believes that, when possible, parties can and should work together to settle their case at mediation, or among one another. By actively working to keep clients and cases out of court, Steven believes parties can come to more unique, mutually beneficial solutions. However, Steven has proven himself as an aggressive litigator, and is fully capable of advocating for clients in court in front of both judge and jury.

When not in the office, Steven is an avid skier, hiker, sailor, and occasional hunter. Steven lives in Frisco with his fiancé Ashley, and German Wirehaired Pointer, Nixon.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law


  • J.D. - University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado

In Memoriam - Judith James Carlson

ObitJCarlsonJudith James Carlson was a principal and founder of the firm. A former Family Court, Juvenile Court and Probate Court Judge, Ms. Carlson focused her practice on Family Law, Divorce and Custody, Wills, Trusts and Probate matters.

Judith James Carlson, died on her birthday January 12, 2017, surrounded by friends and family, her roses and thoughts of favorite cat Monk & favorite dog Chico-the people and things she loved at her second home in Tucson, Arizona. She passed from this life as she did everything else; in her very own way and on her very own terms and we all feel lucky for that.

Judi battled juvenile diabetes and related complications for 66 years since age 4, becoming one of the nation’s longest lived juvenile diabetics. Nothing slowed Judi down. She was a force of nature.

Judi was a true pioneer as both a lawyer and a judge, and especially inspired so many women who followed after her. Elected the youngest and first woman Judge in Washtenaw County, [Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti] Michigan history, she served as Chief Juvenile Court and Probate Court Judge in the 1980s. The daughter of union organizer and UAW top administrative aide Frank James (Anne), she was a tireless worker for social justice.

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  • Attorney Ronald Carlson has been recognized by his peers with an av preeminent rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    *AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

  • Attorney Steven Charles O'Connor honored as a Schiller, DuCanto, and Fleck Family Law Fellow and a Women's Law Caucus Fellow.

975 North Ten Mile Drive, Suite E-15
P.O. Box 1829
Frisco, Colorado 80443

Phone: 970-668-1678
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