Colorado Attorney Samera I. Habib

Image of Samera HabibSamera Habib is the founder and managing partner of The Dadvocates P.C., a law firm that serves men in need of family law and criminal defense representation in Colorado and California. She is licensed and actively practicing in both states.  

Samera built her reputation as a renowned family law attorney, Child Legal Representative, and Child and Family Investigator. She has extensive experience in complex family law litigation and criminal defense matters, particularly domestic violence and sexual assault charges that stem from within the family system. Samera is a Super Lawyer, licensed Child and Family Investigator, Child Legal Representative, CFI work product review expert,  and is frequently retained for rebuttal CFI work when the original report is not reliable. She is an experienced family law attorney with an extensive and exhaustive focus on complex litigation relating to fathers' rights and men's rights. Samera also specializes in cases involving alienation, domestic violence, financial abuse, coercive control, 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 religious abuse, gender-based violence/ coercive control, financial abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, coercion, and control.

Samera has handled hundreds of cases as first chair and has forged a solid reputation among the 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. 

Samera approaches each case with a new outlook and does not simply rely on what is already in the record. You can confide in her knowing that she does not have any preconceived notions about you or your situation. 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. These are just a few examples of how Samera looks at each case carefully and from a neutral perspective regardless of the case history and posture because accuracy and a focused strategy are important. As a Child Legal Representative, Samera has brought settlements to cases that were previously considered extremely high conflict by counsel and the courts. 

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 entangled 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. When trial is necessary, Samera demonstrates a strong command of the court rules and rules of evidence and that is apparent in her examination of witnesses. Samera has dealt with complex child custody cases involving international custody disputes, international criminal charges, sexual abuse, and assault allegations, child abuse allegations, abduction to federally protected lands, and child abduction. If a father has dealt with it, Samera has seen it and solved it. Samera 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 and criminal defense.  She has represented clients in dissolving high-asset multimillion-dollar estates and companies, including complex trusts, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, trademark and patent issues, and shareholder agreements. She has resolved matters that include multiple 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 system. 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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