Law Firm Specializing in SurrOgacy, Fertility & Adoption Law in Denver, CO

Koupal Law Firm, P.C. is a modern law firm with a practice limited to family formation, assisted reproductive technology (ART), adoption, and estate planning. We have over fourteen years of experience helping clients in family law matters. Our clients are creating traditional and non-traditional families and are from the United States and overseas. The firm represents Intended Parents, Gestational Carriers, and Egg and Sperm Donors.
 

LAURA J. KOUPAL, ESQ.

 
Laura J. Koupal - Law Firm in Denver, CO
 
Laura founded Koupal Law Firm, P.C. in 2012, and holds the highest possible “AV-Preeminent” rating for legal ethics and ability from Martindale Hubble. She was featured in 5280 Magazine/Colorado Super Lawyers in 2010, 2011, 2013-2016 as a “Rising Star.” Laura began her legal career over fourteen years ago and has represented hundreds of clients in assisted reproductive technology matters, complex divorce litigation, non-traditional family formation and dissolution, adoption and estate planning matters. Laura also completed a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Christina M. Habas of Denver District Court following law school.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, a select group of attorneys with rigorous standards for membership. She is also a professional Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and RESOLVE, a Member of the Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section and the Denver Bar Association, and a Member of the American Bar Association Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee. Laura accepts adoption pro bono clients through Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Laura regularly writes and speaks on the issues of family law and assisted reproductive technology law. Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time in the Colorado outdoors camping and skiing with her husband and their three children.
 

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a “Rising Star” as featured in 5280 Magazine/Colorado Super Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2013-2016
  • Rated “Superb” by Avvo
  • Selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Family lawyers in the State of Colorado by the American Society of Legal Advocates


*Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Law”, WealthCounsel Quarterly, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2016
  • Co-Author, “Family Law,” Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado, Colorado CLE, Fourth Ed, 2010

SEMINARS

  • “Rubber, Meet Road”, Moderator, ABA Section of Family Law Bahamas Conference, 2016
  • “Surrogacy Rights: A View from the Other Side”, Moderator, AAAA/AAARTA Annual Conference, 2016
  • "The A.R.T. of Practice: Blending Personal Passions with Practice", WealthCounsel Symposium, 2015
  • “LBGT Family Building: What to Know as You Begin Your Journey”, Out Boulder, 2014
  • "ART Law", Guest Lecturer, Advanced Family Law University of Denver, 2013 “Assisted Reproduction and Child Support”, Colorado Family Support Council, 2013
  • “Impact of Adoption and ART on Domestic Relations”, 2013 Annual Family Law Institute, 2013
  • "Non- Traditional Families in Family Law," Guest Lecturer, Advanced Family Law University of Denver College of Law, 2012
  • “Assisted Reproductive Technology: The Process, Bioethics, and How It Will Affect Your Practice”: Co-Chair, Colorado Bar Association CLE, 2012
  • “Non- Traditional Families in Family Law”: Guest Lecturer, Advanced Family Law University of Denver College of Law, 2012
  • “Emerging Issues in Family Law”: Guest Lecturer, Advanced Family Law University of Denver College of Law, 2011
  • “Same Sex Rights & Family Law – Protecting the Non-Traditional Family in a System of Tradition”: Guest Lecturer, University of Denver College of Law, 2011
 

THERESA COE, PARALEGAL

 
Theresa Coe, Paralegal - Law Firm in Denver, CO
 
Theresa joined Koupal law Firm, P.C. in January of 2014 as a paralegal with over eighteen years of legal experience. Theresa has graduated from several legal services programs including the Pikes Peak Community College Legal Secretarial Program, the Pikes Peak Community College Paralegal Program, and the California State University at Bakersfield Attorney Assistant Program. She has assisted in representing clients in assisted reproductive technology matters, non-traditional family formation as well as dissolution, adoption and estate planning matters. Theresa is committed to helping clients achieve their legal goals and provides exceptional support and guidance. Clients will appreciate her compassionate demeanor and extreme organizational skills. Outside of work, Theresa enjoys graphic design, event planning, football and travel with her family.