Colorado Attorney Samera I. Habib
Samera Habib is the founder and managing attorney at The Dadvocates P.C., a law firm that was born in Denver, Colorado. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and is in the process of working to be admitted to the California Bar. Samera currently manages the business and administrative processes of The Dadvocates. Her position as Managing Attorney is limited to the administrative and business development and management for both offices. Samera offers legal oversight for the Colorado office and works on cases in that state. The California office and all cases arising out of there are overseen and managed by Attorney Joel Goldman, who has been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 1968.
Samera built her reputation as a renowned family law attorney, Child Legal Representative, and Child and Family Investigator throughout the centennial state. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado, with specialized expertise in complex family law litigation. She assists in criminal defense matters and handles routine misdemeanors or trials by court. She is a Super Lawyer, licensed Child and Family Investigator, Child Legal Representative, conducts CFI work product reviews, is frequently retained as rebuttal CFI, and is an experienced family law attorney who specializes in complex litigation relating to fathers' rights and men's rights within the Colorado legal system. Samera also specializes in cases involving alienation, domestic violence, financial and coercive abuse, and cases involving immigrants and complex cultural components.
Samera is the recipient of multiple awards, including Super Lawyers, Top Ten Best Female Attorneys, Top 40 Under 40, and is listed as Faculty with the Colorado Bar Association. She has given presentations and taught courses on cultural complexities within the context of family law and has expertise with cases that involve domestic violence allegations. In particular, Samera focuses on non-physical abuse such as cultural abuse, gender-based violence/ coercive control, financial abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, coercion, and control.
Samera has handled hundreds of Colorado cases as first chair and has forged a solid reputation among the Colorado legal community. She has a reliable and supportive network of professionals to consult with ranging from mental health experts to forensic accountants and private investigators. She is known as a skilled and aggressive litigator who presents strongly in court. While Samera is settlement-oriented, she does not settle a case for an unfair offer or for her client's worst possible outcome in court. If her client is offered his worst day in court, she is not afraid to go straight to trial and fight for a better outcome. Samera believes that every child deserves to have a father and that every father who is willing deserves the opportunity to parent his child.
As a court-appointed expert (CFI or CLR), Samera approaches each case from scratch with no regard to prior reports or recommendations and without any preconceived notions. As a CFI, Samera has written bombshell reports that tore open prior biased and inaccurate findings. Her reports are so solid that the court usually adopts her recommendations even if entities such as the Department of Human Services make contrary recommendations. Samera was appointed to a case where her work completely overturned two prior CFI reports that she learned were inaccurate and poorly investigated. In short, As a court-appointed investigator, Samera looks at each case carefully regardless of what prior experts have recommended because accuracy is important. As a Child Legal Representative, Samera has brought settlement to cases that were previously considered extremely high conflict by counsel and the courts.
Colorado judges have commended Samera for always being highly prepared and for knowing the fine details of each case. She is a skilled problem-solver who brings ingenuity and creativity to the courtroom. When a father wants time with his children or when a client is facing criminal charges, Samera is the commensurate legal professional who puts her money where her mouth is- with Samera, you will get real results. If your case does not have any potential, Samera guarantees you that she will give you a fair case assessment from the onset so that you know what to realistically expect out of the court process before you become engaged in it.
Samera's skills and success rate in the area of men's rights and father's rights have led her to resolve complex cases outside of the courtroom, without the need for hearings or trials. Samera has dealt with complex child custody cases involving international custody disputes, international criminal charges, and child abduction. She also has a specialized level of knowledge in cases involving Middle Eastern, Muslim, and first and second-generation immigrant cultures within the context of family law litigation. She has represented clients in dissolving high asset multimillion-dollar estates and companies, including complex trusts and financial interests. She has resolved matters that include felony-level criminal charges, foster home placement, drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence, and civil and criminal protection orders. She has represented parties from all walks of life, including corporate partners, business owners, attorneys, physicians, professional athletes, active and retired members of the armed forces, stay-at-home parents, legal guardians, grandparents, and blue-collar workers.
Samera advocates for her clients by advising them realistically from the onset so that their expectations and goals are in line with the remedies available through the legal process; in other words, she will give you an honest evaluation even if it’s not what you want to hear, with the goal of rehabilitating your case so that you actually have a fighting chance in court. Samera is sensitive to the emotional, financial, and physical stresses caused by litigation. Her empathy as a family law attorney makes her a brilliant strategist who maximizes the results of the legal process through effective evidentiary strategy and preparation. She understands when certain steps must occur in your matter in order to maximize the benefits attained by each action- when formulating an effective legal strategy, staging and timing are key. Samera is confident, knowledgeable, honest, respectful, kind, assertive, professional, intuitive, empathetic, sharp, and extremely impressive on her feet in court. These traits empower her clients with confidence, strength, and the ability to remain steadfast throughout the most difficult time of their life. In representing you, she holds herself accountable to the highest standard of excellence as though it is her own case.
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