Leslee K. Balten

Ms. Balten’s professional background is a diverse combination of civil litigation, family law litigation, and business and real estate transactional matters. Her family law practice focuses primarily on dissolution of marriage actions, post-decree modifications of parental responsibility and child support, and relocation matters. Ms. Balten is also a certified Child and Family Investigator and Parenting Coordinator/Decision Maker. Ms. Balten’s varied background provides her a unique ability to mediate with clients going through divorces with complex business issues and assets, and challenging parenting time matters. Ms. Balten strives to empower clients to find creative and amicable solutions that work for their unique situations and families.

Raised in Michigan, Ms. Balten first moved to Breckenridge, Colorado in 2000 and enjoyed several snow seasons before she headed east to attend Vermont Law School. After completing her J.D., Ms. Balten returned to Colorado to clerk for the Honorable Catherine A. Lemon of the Denver District Court. Ms. Balten then worked in private practice in the Denver metro area until returning to Breckenridge in 2016 where she now manages Cianco Ciancio Brown, PC’s Breckenridge office. Leslee is a graduate of the 2015 Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT), was Region 7 Vice President of the Colorado Bar Association 2019-2020, recognized as a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2015 – 2018 and named on the Best Lawyers in America list 2022. During her free time, you can find Leslee enjoying all things outdoors including skiing, river running, biking, and backpacking.

Specialties / Practice Areas

Family Law, Divorce, Allocation of Dissolution, Parental Responsibility, Relocation


  • Colorado Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2015 – 2018
  • 2021 Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Colorado Bar Association (CBA)
  • Continental Divide Bar Association
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA)
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT), Graduate, 2015 (Sessions Planning Committee, 2016 – 2018)
  • “Denver Bar Association Court Orientation Program,” Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Presenter, Law Clerk Panel, November 2009 – 2010
  • “Renewable Energy Development on Federal Lands,” CLE Organizer
  • Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, Board of Directors, 2017 – Present
  • Youth on Record, Board of Directors & Governance Committee Chair, 2012 – 2016
  • Broomfield Community Foundation, Board of Directors & Governance Committee Chair, 2012 – 2014
  • Legal Aid of Summit County and Family Intercultural Resource Center, Volunteer
  • Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, Secretary & Governance Committee Chair

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