Elizabeth Bonanno

650 S. Cherry St.
Denver, Colorado 80246
United States
Office Phone: 3033173239
Member since 2017
Membership Type: IACP



Elizabeth is a Partner at Gebhardt Emerson Moodie Bonanno, LLC, also known as GEM Family Law. Elizabeth practices exclusively in family law, having served hundreds of clients during her tenure with their divorces, parenting, and child support cases. Elizabeth’s family law practice has focused on asset and business valuation, income valuation, complex divorce, parental responsibilities, child relocation, and child support matters, among others. Elizabeth speaks both Spanish and Italian and uses these skills to assist non-native speakers in navigating through domestic matters.

Elizabeth’s outstanding legal work and professionalism has been recognized by her selection as a 2017, 2018 , and 2019 Colorado Super Lawyer® “Rising Star”, the judicial officers of Arapahoe County, who invited her to serve on their Best Practices Committee, and by Law Week Colorado, who named her as one of only seven “Up and Coming Lawyers” for 2015. She was a finalist for the 2016 Colorado Bar Association's Young Lawyer of the Year Award.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Colorado Law School with Honors in Juvenile and Family Law. Elizabeth practiced family law for seven years at Griffiths Law PC, and was a partner at the firm from January, 2017 through July, 2019, joining the GEM family on August 1, 2019. She received additional family law experience as a law clerk to Judge Norman D. Haglund on the domestic docket in Denver District Court, at Boulder County Legal Services, and at the Harris Law Firm.

Elizabeth trained in trial advocacy under Colorado Supreme Court Justice Nancy Rice (Ret.) and displays confidence and poise in the courtroom, having run many hearings and trials. However, she is also a firm believer in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, assisting clients in settling matters before they reach the courthouse. Elizabeth is trained in Collaborative Law, whereby parties commit to resolving their dissolution of marriage cooperatively and without the court’s involvement.

Area(s) of Practice: Dissolution of marriage and post-decree domestic relations matters.
License(s): Colorado

Professional Activities

Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, Secretary Arapahoe County Domestic Relations Best Practices Committee Denver Source for Collaborative Divorce Practice Group Colorado Bar Association • Family Law Section Colorado Women’s Bar Association • Circle of Minerva Denver Bar Association Colorado Judicial Institute Doyle’s American Inn of Court

Undergraduate Education

Truman State University, BA Political Science and Spanish

Postgraduate Education

University of Colorado Law School, Juvenile and Family Law Certificate with Honors