Carolyn Nalitz Sandifer, J.D. - Attorney and Mediator
Carolyn Nalitz Sandifer grew up in the rolling hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, went to college in Boston, and law school in Georgia, before realizing Colorado was home. She’s now been in Fort Collins almost twenty years. She worked as a legal advocate at two different women’s shelters and practiced family law for Colorado Legal Services and as an attorney in private practice before discovering a passion for mediation, finding her strength lies in helping people agree rather than helping them fight. She has
been a contract mediator for the Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution since 2010, guiding parties in divorce and child custody cases to resolution outside of the courtroom.
As a volunteer Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Carolyn discovered another passion in helping children caught up in the court system; becoming a Child Family Investigator (CFI) became the clear next logical step. She completed the Colorado Judicial Branch CFI training in 2013 and has been advocating for the best interests of children in domestic relations cases ever since.
Carolyn is an active community volunteer giving her time primarily to organizations that support children, including the aforementioned CASA, as a classroom volunteer for Poudre School District, and as a peer mentor for the Sexual Assault Resource Team, a sexual violence prevention program for
middle and high-school aged youth.
In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys drinking sour beers, tending her Little Free Library, and spending time in the Colorado sunshine with her spouse and three children.
Carolyn N. Sandifer, J.D.