Marc C. Patoile is a director and shareholder in the firm’s litigation practice. Marc represents clients with the confidence and expertise clients desire in seasoned attorneys.

With more than 20 years of courtroom experience, Marc Patoile knows how to bring many time-saving solutions to resolving your case and he has the reputation for effectively arguing your case in court, if it cannot be settled amicably.

“Mr. Patoile handled my case very efficiently. His instructions and explanations were simple, clear, and direct. He operated quickly and without fuss. He negotiated effectively and reached an appropriate, acceptable settlement.”
—Client Review 

Marc Patoile’s award-winning practice focuses on complex litigation, where he brings a law and business based education, which includes an M.B.A., together with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, and a diverse range of courtroom experience to these matters. Mr. Patoile is a peer-rated AV-Preeminent Lawyer, by Martindale-Hubbell which is the only rating system where lawyers are rated by judges and other lawyers.  Mr. Patoile has developed a regional reputation as a Douglas County lawyer handling contested hearings in family law and trials in criminal matters throughout the courts of Colorado.  With over 22 years of experience, he has assisted over 1000 clients.  He receives many referrals from judges, other attorneys, clients and, often times, even from the opposing parties he has faced in court. In addition to divorce and criminal cases, he also practices in Colorado equine law matters.

He has first-chaired over 100 trials to juries and the courts in domestic, criminal and civil matters.  Mr. Patoile has also served as a mediator and court-appointed special master (appointed by Douglas County judges), in addition to having a background in collaborative law, which affords him a unique perspective on settling complex matters.  He has written for numerous publications on legal topics and has taught Continuing Legal Education courses to fellow attorneys.

Mr. Patoile is the past President of the Douglas-Elbert County Bar Association, where he also served as Vice-President and Treasurer, which is an honor bestowed upon him by the other Douglas County attorneys and judges who elect their peers for these positions. He is not only a member of the Colorado Bar Association, but has served on the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors, which was another privilege bestowed upon him by other Denver lawyers and judges.

He has served as an alternate Castle Rock Municipal Court Judge. Mr. Patoile was the prosecuting attorney for several years in Monument, Colorado and has been a Special Prosecutor in Castle Rock and Greenwood Village, Colorado. He has been previously appointed by judges in the federal and local courts to handle a wide variety of trial matters. The firm was chosen as the Best of the Best 2007 and 2012 Law Practice and as the 2008 and 2015-Douglas County’s Finest Attorneys. Mr. Patoile has been chosen as the Best of the Best 2009 Attorney in Douglas County, by the readers of the Douglas County News-Press and the Castle Rock News Press.  He is licensed to practice before all of the courts in Colorado. Marc Patoile has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has been awarded the “10 Best” Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Colorado by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Mr. Patoile has achieved the highest possible ranking in the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating system: AV-Preeminent Lawyer, the only rating system where attorneys are rated by judges and their peers.  The firm is also AV-Preeminent rated and has the latest technology to assist our clients in efficiently and effectively resolving their cases, while keeping their fees fair.  Marc Patoile has also received a Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for his Client Review Rating Score of 5.0, the highest score possible.  Mr. Patoile has the highest Avvo rating of 10.0 – Top Attorney.  For a full list of the numerous awards, including Top Lawyers of Denver 2014, bestowed upon Mr. Patoile, click on this link.

Practice Areas

Divorce, Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil / Commercial Litigation, Child Custody, Child Support, Collaborative Law, Criminal Defense & Traffic, DUI & DWAIEquine Law , Hunting, Fishing & Wildlife ViolationsJuvenile Law, Mediation & Arbitration, Parenting Time, Parental Rights


U.S. District Court, Colorado

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Highest ranking in the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating system: AV-Preeminent Lawyer

Best of the Best Attorney CCN

Best of the Best Law Practice

Douglas County’s Finest Attorneys

“World’s Best Municipal Prosecutor” – Monument Police Department

Phi Alpha Delta

American Jurisprudence Award, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Highest Avvo rating of 10.0 – Top Attorney

Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for his Client Review Rating Score of 5.0

Douglas County’s Finest Attorney

Legal Leaders

Top Lawyers of Denver 2014

2015 Nation’s Top One Percent – National Association of Distinguished Counsel

“10 Best” Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Colorado by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award – National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

Municipal Court Judge (Alternate), Castle Rock

Special Master, Douglas County District Court

Assistant City Attorney, Greenwood Village, Colorado (1995)

Clean Air Transit Company (Board of Directors 1997-2000)

Castle Rock Merchant’s Association/Downtown
Castle Rock (Board of Directors 2006-Present)

Douglas/Elbert/El Paso County Low Pay/Slow Pay List, Member

Arapahoe Hunt, Treasurer and Board Member

Assistant Town Attorney/Prosecutor, Monument, Colorado, 1997-2000
Special Prosecutor, Castle Rock, Colorado

Douglas-Elbert County Bar Association (Secretary, 1998-1999; V.P., 1999-2000; President, 2000-2001)
Denver Bar Association

Metro Volunteer Lawyers (Board of Directors 1998-1999)

El Paso County Bar Association

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Colorado Bar Association (Board of Governors 2000-2002; Family Law Section Member)

American Bar Association

University of Denver (B.A., 1992; M.B.A., 1995; J.D., 1995)

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