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Honors and Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

Past Employment 

Pro Bono Activities

Kyle J. Martelon

Partner

Location: Denver, Colorado
P: 303-395-4773

Kyle J. Martelon is a Partner and member of the Family Law and Civil Litigation Teams. A Colorado native, Kyle earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004 and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. In 2010, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he graduated in the top 3% of his class and was inducted into the Order of St. Ives, an honorary scholastic legal society.

During law school, he served as a federal judicial intern to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He also served as a legal intern in the Office of Legal Counsel for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., assisted low-income clients with various civil controversies in the University’s Civil Litigation Clinic, and worked as a teaching assistant for the University’s legal writing program.  Further, he worked as a law clerk, and then as a contract attorney, for Outten & Golden LLP, a New York City-based employment law firm.

After law school, Kyle served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Jane A. Tidball at the Jefferson County District Court, where he assisted Judge Tidball in managing her division’s civil, domestic, and criminal dockets. Through this experience, Kyle learned from an inside perspective how judges evaluate, analyze, and decide complex legal issues.  This valuable knowledge assists Kyle every day in his practice and allows him to develop particularized and effective strategies based upon the facts and circumstances of each case.

Prior to joining Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., Kyle worked at boutique family law firm in downtown Denver, where he helped effectuate Colorado’s first-ever same-sex dissolution of civil union action and engaged in substantial pro bono work, and then at the Denver District Attorney’s Office. At CCB, Kyle’s practice includes family law and general litigation matters. Kyle understands that parties to these matters are very often going through some of the most difficult times in their lives, and he approaches each case with compassion, understanding, and thoroughness. Kyle is committed to assisting his clients navigate the often-confusing nuances of the judicial system in a manner that leads to the best possible resolution.

In his free time, Kyle enjoys running, traveling, skiing, and the local restaurant scene.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibility Matters
  • Dependency and Neglect Matters
  • Paternity Matters
  • Same-Sex Matters
  • General Civil Litigation Matters
  • Common Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2010

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. – 2010
    • Honors: Order of St. Ives
    • Honors: Honorable Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Federal judicial intern
    • Honors: Office of Legal Counsel for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., Legal intern
    • Honors: Civil Litigation Clinic
    • Honors: Legal writing program, Teaching assistant
    • Honors: Top 3% of his class
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
    • B.A. – 2004
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Sociology

Honors and Awards

  • Colorado Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” in Family Law, 2020 – 2021
  • Best Lawyers in Colorado, Law Week Colorado, 2019
  • Hartje Writing Award Finalist, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, for excellence in objective writing
  • Reese Persuasive Writing Award Finalist, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Excellence in Persuasive Writing
  • Scholastic Excellence Awards, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Highest Academic Performance in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Scholastic Excellence Awards, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Highest Academic Performance in Lawyering Process I and II
  • Scholastic Excellence Awards, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Highest Academic Performance in Federal Wildlife Law
  • Overall 1st Place Intra-School Client Counseling Competition, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2009
  • Overall 2nd Place Regional American Bar Association (ABA) Client Counseling Competition, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training Program (COBALT), Class of 2018
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training Program (COBALT), Sessions Committee, 2018 – Present
  • Colorado Bar Association (CBA), 2010 – Present
  • Colorado Bar Association (CBA), Family Law Section, 2012 – Present
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association (ABBA), 2015 – Present
  • Denver Bar Association (DBA), 2010 – Present
  • Colorado GLBT Bar Association, 2015 – Present

Past Employment

  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Honorable Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer, Federal Judicial Intern
  • Office of Legal Counsel for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., Legal Intern
  • Jefferson County District Court, Honorable Jane A. Tidball, Law Clerk
  • Denver District Attorney’s Office
  • Outten & Golden LLP, Law Clerk/Contract Attorney
  • Wedgle & Spahn, P.C.
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Legal Writing Program, Teaching Assistant

Pro Bono Activities

  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL), Volunteer, 2012 – Present
  • LGBT Community Center of Colorado, 2015 – Present
  • Summit County Family Intercultural Resource Center, 2018 – Present
  • Professional Mentoring Program, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2013 – 2017