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Kaela Zihlman

Senior Associate

Phone: 303.858.8090
[email protected]


University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D., Certificate in Constitutional Rights and Remedies
University of Colorado, B.A. in English Language and Literature

Area of Practice

Family Law

Attorney Kaela Zihlman

About Kaela

Kaela Zihlman’s practice focuses on complex financial divorces, premarital agreements, and appeals.  Recently, Kaela prevailed in her first appeal in the published Court of Appeals case, In re Marriage of Crouch, 2021 COA 3 (2021). 

Prior to joining the firm, Kaela was a Senior Associate for Willoughby & Associates where she specialized in domestic relations litigation and estate planning.  Kaela is passionate about finding the best solutions for her clients inside and outside the courtroom with a drive to help families move forward from life changes in the least harmful way possible.  

Outside of work, Kaela is a member of the Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division where she serves as the Secretary and Chair of the Wellness Committee and is responsible for planning programming that helps young lawyers focus on their physical and mental well-being so they are empowered to provide the best services for their clients.  She supports The Center in Denver, Colorado and Mount Evans Hospice in Evergreen, Colorado. 

Kaela’s interests include traveling (she has proudly been to all of the continents except Antarctica and cannot wait to pick up where she left off because of COVID), reading any and all books she can get her hands on, and taking in as many patio brunches in Denver as possible.   

Honors & Distinctions 


  • 1st Judicial District Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Cannabis Law Section
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Executive Council Member