EducationUniversity of Washington University of Denver College of Law, 1979
Legal and Professional AssociationsColorado Bar Association Denver Bar Association Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Mary Peckham grew up in Colorado, where she makes her home. After graduation from the University of Washington in Seattle, Mary became a VISTA volunteer in Detroit and stayed in Michigan to be a director and counselor for disadvantaged children. Mary then returned home, graduating from the University of Denver College of Law in 1979. Mary became a lawyer because she wanted to help people. She later served on the Committee for Justice for Abused Women (CJAWS) where she was instrumental in establishing Colorado’s existing statutes concerning domestic violence.
When Mary founded her firm Kurtz and Peckham with Katy Kurtz in 1979, she committed to three values: excellence, integrity, and compassion. This commitment has only deepened and sharpened over the years. Her commitment to address each client's unique individual circumstances in the most thoughtful and effective way possible remains a hallmark of her practice.
Mary is admitted to practice in all state courts in Colorado and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Her practice centers around all aspects of family law, wills and estates and probate. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, Family Law section, and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
Mary served as a staff member of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming, from 2000 to 2010. Mary's work with the Trial Lawyers College led her to a rigorous course of study in psychodrama and sociometry, and in 2006, Mary was Psychodrama certified as a practitioner (CP) in psychodrama and sociometry.
She has studied to become a trainer (TEP) in psychodrama and sociometry. Mary, whose daughter Audie graduated from the University of Michigan, likes to spend her free time with her husband, Paul, hiking, camping, motorcycling, and traveling. Her other interests include improv and Playback Theater.
The 3 Sisters, LLP
The three authors of Trial in Action have formed The 3 Sisters, LLP, an organization dedicated to helping people recognize and use their full potential employing various modalities such as psychodrama, sociometry, improvisation, storytelling, Playback Theater, and other cutting-edge communication methods. They are committed to high ideals, particularly truth, justice, and integrity and pride themselves in being innovators. For information about The 3 Sisters, LLP, and the workshops they offer, please visit http://www.the3sisters.org.