Louisa A. Schlieben
Quick Facts About Lousia
- Louisa joined us as an associate in the Summer of 2018.
- Louisa enjoys camping and hiking with her family and dog.
Louisa Schlieben moved from New York City in 2013, to work as a public defender in Golden, Colorado. Louisa shifted her focus to family law in 2015 and now specializes in divorce, parenting responsibilities (“custody”), child support, emergency motions, and cases involving child abuse and domestic violence.
Louisa Schlieben graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she focused on the practical skills of lawyering. She interned with the Innocence Project and represented criminal defendants as a licensed student practitioner through the Alaska Public Defender Agency and New York Legal Aid Society. Louisa is a proud graduate of Hunter College, CUNY, where she studied history and political science.
Louisa understands that her clients are facing some of life’s toughest moments and approaches all interactions with compassion and honesty. Louisa works with each client to identify their goals and priorities and to develop an individualized strategy which addresses each family’s unique needs.
With her background in criminal defense, Louisa is comfortable handling the nastiest, most complicated cases and she is a fierce advocate for her clients. Nonetheless, she prioritizes de-escalation and strives for long term solutions. She knows that limiting the opportunities for future conflict is the best way to protect the wellbeing of adults and children alike.
Louisa is president of the board of directors for New Foundations, the Colorado branch of the Alternatives to Violence Project, which conducts cooperative volunteer led workshops in prisons.