What is best for the children is _
what is best for the client.

A Family Law case isn’t just about the petitioner and respondent. It touches every member of the family. This is why Kristen takes a big picture view of your case.

She helps you step back from the anger and hurt to participate in the process. Understanding that every decision has ripple effect on your children, your family members and your friends.

Kristen’s goal is for you to get the closure you need so that you are not always in conflict. You can more forward with the rest of your life having a connection to the other person so you can coexist as parents. Your family on the right track and your kids less damaged by the process.

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Meet Kristen McLaughlin Tarrin

Kristen followed in her family’s footsteps. Her father was one of the first attorneys in Vail and Eagle County and her grandfather was an attorney in Missouri. Kristen initially found her calling in Family Law.

Today, Kristen’s passion for children has lead her to become a Certified Family Investigator (CFI). Although it can be emotionally draining, the satisfaction of families living without conflict and children thriving is satisfying and its own reward.

When she isn’t working with families, Kristen enjoys skiing and golf. She is a competitive powerlifter and juggles kettlebells.

Bar Admissions

Member of the Continental Divide Bar Association
Member of the Colorado Bar Association – At Large Member of the Family Law Section Executive Council
Member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association – Mountain Chapter (Serves as treasurer)
Member of the Utah Bar Association


University of Colorado, Boulder – BA in English and Political Science
University of Denver Strum College of Law – Juris Doctor and LLM in Taxation


Northwest Colorado Legal Services Project 2016 Rebekah A. McBride Award for Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.

Practice Locations

Eagle County: Vail, Minturn, Avon, Eagle-Vail, Edwards, Eagle, Gypsum
Lake County: Leadville
Summit County: Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Frisco
Clear Creek County: Georgetown
Western Slope Counties:
Mesa and Garfield
Denver Metro Area

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