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Devin McIlvain
Associate Attorney

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Devin C. McIlvain

Family Law


JD, University of Denver Sturm College of Law


BA, Wake Forest University


(303) 255-3588

Devin C. McIlvain is an Associate Attorney at Setter Roche Smith & Shellenberger, LLP. Since his admission to the Bar of the State of Colorado, Devin has devoted his legal career to representing clients in all areas of family law, including high conflict divorce and custody litigation, child support, adoptions, protection orders, and grandparent visitation.

Recognizing the personal and emotional issues embedded in each family law case, Devin prides himself on his desire to provide compassionate representation and strives to find amicable resolutions without increasing conflict between the parties. As the child of divorced parents, Devin understands the impact family law cases can have on children and is committed to helping clients achieve their goals and mitigate any further disruption to their children’s lives. Devin has also received training on collaborative divorce tools and techniques, equipping him with the skills necessary to navigate clients through one of their most difficult situations and obtain positive results without further conflict.

Devin also recognizes that good faith negotiations and settlement discussions cannot resolve every dispute, requiring the matter to proceed to hearing. While Devin aims to keep parties out of the courtroom when possible, he is prepared to zealously advocate on his clients’ behalf and has obtained favorable outcomes for clients at trial. Prior to graduating law school, Denver was a student attorney with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Criminal Defense Clinic and an extern with the Denver Office of the Municipal Public Defender, where he was able to hone his litigation skills and successfully defend clients in misdemeanor criminal cases.

Believing that every client deserves access to justice, Devin is a volunteer attorney with the Denver Metro Volunteer Lawyers and actively participates in free family law workshops to ensure that all clients can receive reasoned legal guidance regardless of their financial circumstances.  

Devin earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English at Wake Forest University as a Heritage Scholar. Devin is a proud native of West Virginia, avid supporter of the Colorado Rockies, and a cycling enthusiast. When Devin is not in the office or in court, you can find him enjoying a baseball game at Coors Field or on his bike pedaling across the Front Range.  

Attorney McIlvain has been nominated and received the following awards:
  • Top 10 Attorneys under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys — 2022

  • Avvo Client's Choice Award — 2022

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