Harrington Brewster Mahoney Smits
Denver Center for Mediation and Collaborative Law
1623 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 831-0808
Fax: (303) 831-0143
Terri Harrington graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1979, and from Denver University School of Law in 1982. She was a State Public Defender in Jefferson County from 1982 to 1987. In May of 1987, Terri formed her own law firm and is currently a shareholder in the firm of Harrington Brewster and Clein, P.C.. After 25 years as a criminal, civil and domestic litigator, Terri now limits her practice to mediation, collaborative law and unbundled legal services.
Terri is past president of the Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals, Past President of the Rocky Mountain Collaborative Law Professionals, a member of the Academy of Colorado Collaborative Professionals, the International Academy of Collaborative Practice, and the Colorado Council of Mediators. She has studied conflict resolution, and non-adversarial communication since 1997. Terri is a contributing author of Collaborative Law, A New Model for Dispute Resolution, and has published many articles about collaborative law.
Terri has been a guest speaker at the law schools at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado, conducted numerous trainings in collaborative practice, and is a lecturer for local Continuing Legal Education programs.
Terri has successfully litigated and negotiated thousands of cases. She enjoys conducting mediations for parties with parenting or financial disputes. She believes that lawyers can help parties reduce conflict that can be damaging to families through collaboration and mediation.