Professional Details

Marianne K. Lizza-Irwin
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Foothills Mediation and ADR

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Available throughout Colorado
Golden, CO 80401


Description of Practice

Marianne K. Lizza-Irwin, Esq. is a licensed Colorado attorney who founded Foothills Mediation and ADR after litigating in Colorado courts for close to 30 years. She has mediated hundreds of cases, in areas including civil litigation, business and commercial matters, personal injury and insurance issues, real property and HOA, construction defect, family and parenting issues, dissolution, and estates.

Professional Background

I am a Colorado licensed attorney and professional mediator. I have litigated cases for 30 years in a variety of areas including commercial contract, personal injury, insurance, bad faith, HOA, employment, construction defect as well as other areas. I also have experience in family law and estates. I now continue to mediate and arbitrate in these areas.


Marianne Lizza-Irwin has mediated cases both as counsel (1000) and as mediator (300). She also arbitrates cases in a variety of areas.


University of Michigan, B.S., 1981 University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 1984


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1/20/14    Colorado Bar Association    Mediator Certificate -40 hours
    Training    various- 100 plus hours
5/2018    Ass. Atty Mediators    Advance training


Through mediation Ms. Lizza-Irwin helps the parties reach an agreement which they can control, avoiding the expense and stress of further litigation.


My fees are typically charged by the hour and shared by the parties, but I do have half day and full day rates available. I offer reduced fee where needed.

Other Information

Marianne Lizza-Irwin is also Chair of the ADR Section of the Colorado Bar Association and on the Board of and Chair of Membership of the Mediation Association of Colorado. She is a member of the Association of Attorney Mediators as well as Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals.

Areas of Practice

  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing Home
  • Oil and Gas
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • School/Education
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Transportation
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.