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Our Practice

Practice Areas

  • Child Custody - Parental Rights - Grandparent Rights
  • Property Divisions - Home - Assets - Business - Debt
  • Spousal Support - Alimony - Maintenance
  • Felony - Misdemeanor - DUI - Traffic - City & County

Our Approach


You Talk, We Listen! 

  • When everyone knows what you want, you get better law
  • The more you know about the law, the better you use it
  • Your case involves you, and what your goals are
  • You bring concerns - we bring solutions

Put the Right Team in Your Corner

31 Years of Legal Experience

  • Hundreds of trials & hearings
  • Appeals
  • All Colorado Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

A Legacy of Client Satisfaction!


  • Nobody calls a lawyer because they want to
  • You've got problems - we've got solutions
  • Informed clients make better decisions
  • Informed clients understand the process
  • Informed clients make better choices
  • Informed clients create better outcomes
  • With us, you are a better informed client

Russel Murray III, P.C.


Russel Murray III, Attorney at Law

  • Mr. Murray is a past chair of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association (2001-2002).  He twice co-chaired the statewide Family Law Institute (2001, 1994) attended by more than 400 lawyers, judges, and family law mental health experts and experts in all relevant fields.  Mr. Murray teaches lawyers and judges: he has spoken locally and nationally at more than 100 CLEs (Continuing Legal Education courses) on topics of Interstate and International Child Custody, Colorado Family Law and Domestic Relations Divorce and Post-Divorce Litigation, Child Family Investigators (CFI), Special Advocates, Criminal Law Issues, Restraining and Protection Orders, Domestic Violence, Trial Tactics, Evidence Issues, Technology In and Out of The Courtroom, Family Law Ethics, and many other topics.
  • Criminal Law representation by Murray ranges from ordinance violations to misdemeanors, and felonies.  The work in criminal law ranges from the seemingly simple traffic and minor theft-type crimes to the far greater charges (with their far-greater consequences) and concerns present in charges such as domestic violence, assault, battery, kidnapping, and attempted murder, and the more white collar-type crimes involving fraud, theft, and forgery.  The firm also handles drinking and driving offenses (DUI, DWAI) and all forms of traffic charges.
  • Russel is a twenty-six year member of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee and created and chaired the CBA Family Law Section Ethics Committee (1993-2003).  Additionally, he is a 30 + year member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Family Law Section (Child Custody Practice and Procedures Committee; International Law Committee;  Ethics Committee); the ABA International Law Section (Family Law Committee; International Mediation Committee); the ABA Center For Professional Responsibility; the International Society of Family Law (ISFL); the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL); the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB); and the Adams/Broomfield (Chair, Family Law Committee), Arapahoe, and Douglas County Bar Associations.
  • For 21 consecutive years he has been listed as an AV lawyer in Martindale-Hubbell an honor reflecting legal knowledge and ability as well as ethical practices and procedures, bestowed upon lawyers by the judges before whom they appear and by their peers against whom they litigate and try cases.  He is also listed as an International Family Law attorney in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
  • The family law practice of Russel Murray III, P.C. emphasizes his particular expertise in Interstate and International Child Custody matters and Child Abductions, whether in private cases or in cases involving the Hague Convention and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA), Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA); Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA); Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act (UCAPA); and all types of Colorado Family Law and Domestic Relations Litigation.which includes divorce, child custody (married and unmarried), support (child support and spousal support/maintenance/alimony), division of marital property of all types (homes, land, businesses, finances, vehicles, jewelry, special collections and collectables, firearms, retirement accounts, benefits, technology-related and other intellectual property, and many more); grandparent rights; juvenile rights; and appeals at all levels of the state and federal courts.
  • Mr. Murray serves as a referral attorney for the U.S. State Department Hague Convention Attorney Network and regularly presents on issues concerning The Hague Convention and related federal and state laws.  He authored “Interstate Custody in the New Millennium (American Journal of Family Law, Fall, 1999)” and has chaired or served on committees involving Hague Convention issues and many related international family law issues featuring himself and other expert speakers from the six primary inhabited continents, including judges, attorneys, governmental and political leaders and leading technology proponents to raise awareness of potential interstate and international trial enhancements.  Russel maintains a significant interest in the Ethics of Interstate and International Child Custody and Child Abduction cases and in the technology associated with Interstate and International cases.
  • Named by Lawyers Weekly USA as one of its Ten Top Lawyers of the Year in 2001 for his seminal work in federal court on a highly-contested Hague Convention abduction case, Murray has also been featured in USA Today, the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, KMGH Channel 7 (Denver), and in various specialty publications such as FCW and