“I believe that effective representation requires a collaborative effort between the attorney and the client. It is my responsibility to guide you in the legal process and inform you of your options, both good and bad; however, it is your ultimate responsibility to inform me on outcome goals and make those tough decisions that will affect your life. Family law is unique in the sense that there are multiple avenues to reach the finish line. Getting creative on possible resolutions is not only possible, but generally encouraged in my practice.”
Education & Bar Admissions
- Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, ranked 7th in class, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, 2009
- Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Graduated with Distinction and Departmental Honors, Philosophy, Christopher Newport University, 2006
- Bar Admissions: Colorado Bar, 2009; Nevada Bar, 2018
Speaking Events and Other Honors
- National Institute of Trail Advocacy, Faculty Member
- CBA Mock Trial Committee Member
- Mile High Radio Guest Speaker, 2011
- Project Safeguard Volunteer Attorney, 2009-2013
- Law Review Notes & Comments Editor
- Moot Court Society
- Pro Bono Graduation Honors
- American Bar Association
- Arapahoe County Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association
Robinson & Henry family lawyer Marlana A. Caruso hails from Virginia. Humble beginnings taught her the value of hard work and education. Marlana’s dedication to learning helped her attain her law degree which was awarded with great distinction. She also ranked 7th in her class of 214 from Shepard Broad Law School, in Florida.
The changing nature of the law was a driving factor in Marlana’s decision to attend law school. She was intrigued by the profession’s continuous evolution which requires ongoing education to achieve success.
Marlana’s career has focused exclusively in the area of family law. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge about domestic litigation. Prior to joining Robinson & Henry, Marlana worked for the country’s largest domestic litigation law firm.
Marlana has helped families from all walks of life get through complex and painful domestic cases, including protection order hearings. During law school she served as a Certified Guardian Ad Litem for Dependency and Neglect cases.
Family law is a challenging area of practice. It takes a compassionate and assertive attorney to help individuals navigate some of the most difficult times of their lives. Marlana finds the rapport she develops with her clients reduces their stress and creates a foundation for a favorable outcome for their case.
In addition to helping Robinson & Henry clients, Marlana remains active in the community. She works with low-income and unrepresented individuals who need assistance completing legal documents to launch their domestic cases. She also teaches law clinics for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Marlana, a wife and mother of two, enjoys down time with her family. Other family members include “Dobby” the dog and “Snuggie” the guinea pig. An avid reader, Marlana is a self-described Harry Potter nerd. When she’s not flipping the pages of a great book, she can be found taking on extreme sports.