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Black & Graham, LLC

Experienced Colorado Springs Lawyers

No professional, in any walk of life, can master everything. Rather than trying to be jacks-of-all-trades, and attempt to represent clients with any case that walks in the door, we focus our resources on two key areas of the law - Colorado family law and Colorado criminal defense. It's all we do.

The family law attorneys at Black &Graham are experienced in handling family law matters in the following areas:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Separation Agreements
  • Protective Orders
  • Military Divorce

The Black & Graham Attorneys

Carl O. Graham

Carl O. Graham, Colorado Springs, CO family law attorney brings top tier representation at a reasonable price. Mr. Graham, who was chair of the El Paso County family law section, writes articles and regularly teaches classes to other Colorado divorce lawyers on complex family law issues. He has over 20 years of valuable experience, as both an Army JAG lawyer, and a divorce and family law attorney.

Carl is among the few family lawyers in Colorado Springs to receive the national recognition of "Distinguished" from Martindale-Hubbell, and is the only domestic relations attorney in El Paso County with an Avvo rating of 10.0 (Superb).

Mr. Graham serves clientele from all walks of life trying to do the best for their families. He is particularly proud at how often satisfied clients, and former adversaries, recommend him to their family and friends.

Each of Carl's cases benefits from a track record of over two decades of successful litigation from multi-million dollar divorces with expert upon expert, to parenting or child support modifications.

Carl devotes 100% of his efforts and resources to the practice of divorce & family law in El Paso and Teller Counties, and is considered an authority on military divorce issues. If you need a CO divorce or family law attorney, talk to a lawyer who specializes solely on the family law issues that matter to your case.

Because Mr. Graham manages the family law attorneys at the law firm of Black & Graham, LLC, he is involved in all of our divorce cases, either as lead counsel, or by assisting behind the scenes as one of our other top notch divorce lawyers runs the case.

Law School: UCLA School of Law, J.D. 1991

College:  University of Southampton, BS Politics & International Studies 1988

Professional Memberships and Associations:
El Paso County Bar Association, Treasurer 2010-2012
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Council 2008-2010
El Paso County Bar Association, Trustee 2008-2010
Ben S. Wendelken American Inn of Court, Executive Committee 2005-2009
El Paso County Family Law Section, Chair 2006-2008

Bryan S. Gardner Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, El Paso County Bar Association 2010

Clifton ("Cliff") Black

Clifton ("Cliff") Black has dedicated his career to assisting individuals that have been charged with criminal offenses. Cliff represents clients that have been charged with offenses that include driving while intoxicated (DUI /DWAI), domestic violence, theft, drug charges, burglary, assault, dangerous animals, fraud, forgery, identity theft, marijuana, prescription fraud, traffic citations, other types of criminal charges, violations of law, and restraining orders.

Whether clients are charged with a DUI, domestic violence, theft, or even a traffic tickets, clients quickly realize the Mr. Black understands and appreciates the seriousness of the case and represents the clients zealously. Although no attorney can guarantee any results, Cliff gets many cases dismissed, and very favorable resolutions on most other cases. Understanding that finances are often an issue, Mr. Black has always offered free consults to the defendants and offers payment plans so that confident legal services are affordable to the client.

Law School: University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, JD 2000

College: University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, BS 1997

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council, Advisor 2009-present
NORML Legal Committee, Board member 2009-present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Member 2002-present
Colorado Bar Association, Member 2000-present
El Paso County Bar Association, Member 2000-present
American Bar Association, Member
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

Colorado Springs Independent Best of 2011
Pikes Peak Community College Wall of Fame 2007
El Paso County Bar Association Bryan S. Gardner Outstanding Young Lawyer 2003

Oliver Johnson

Oliver Johnson is a well seasoned veteran with 29 years of legal experience that includes hundreds of trials and thousands of cases. He practices exclusively in El Paso and Teller Counties. As a Retired US Army JAG and combat veteran he understands the unique legal problems of military personnel.

Law School:Tulane University School of Law, JD 1979

US Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies, MA 2005
University of Maryland, BS, General Business 1975

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Louisiana State Bar Association 1983-1985
Louisiana State Bar Association, Member

U.S. Army Joint Meritorious Service Medal, 2006
Joint Meritorious Service Medal, 2005
U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, 2002
U.S. Army Joint Meritorious Service Medal, 2001
Army Achievement Medal, 1999
U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, 1998
U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, 1996
Army Commendation Medal, 1995
Army Commendation Medal, 1993
U.S. Marine Corps Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, 1969

Joseph (Joe) M. Gorman

Joseph (Joe) M. Gorman's legal career has brought him extensive litigation experience and a passion for helping people deal with the stress of an often confusing legal system. Whether you are dealing with issues in a family law case or have been accused of a crime, Joe can help provide you with the steady hand of an experienced attorney to reduce the stress.

Prior to becoming a lawyer in 2008, Joe served in the military. Joe began his career handling cases as a Public Defender. Being responsible for a large amount of cases with a limited amount of time, taught him the ability to identify and organize the legal issues, key facts and investigation errors within a case in an efficient manner. These skills and abilities combined with Joe's reputation of being willing to take cases to trial allow him to provide quality representation through every phase of your legal proceeding. His preparedness allows him to sit down with the opposing counsel and be able to lay out in a clear manner why his proposed solution to the legal issue is the best course

Joe's approach to family law matters applies a critical eye for legal issues, preparedness, and common sense to achieve the most favorable outcome for you during a difficult process. He understands that this can be an extremely stressful time for you and your family. He works to ensure you understand your legal standing and all of your options throughout the process.


Black & Graham
128 S. Tejon St Suite 410
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-328-1616

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