Stephen Vertucci was born and raised in a working class family in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. After graduating high school, Stephen enlisted in the military and served in the U.S. Navy during the first Gulf War.
After being honorably discharged, he worked in his family’s restaurant and obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Illinois.
With an interest in public speaking, Stephen attended law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law, a law school with a reputation for their outstanding trial advocacy training program.
It was during law school that Stephen discovered his passion: advocating for client’s rights in the Courtroom. After that, Stephen focused his studies on learning effective trial techniques, cross examination strategies, and crafting effective presentations in the courtroom.
After law school, Stephen worked with some of the best family law attorneys in all of Chicago that taught him the fundamentals of how to effectively represent men and women in family law cases with compassion, how to manage the costs of a case to keep them to a minimum, and how to prepare a case for trial when it becomes necessary.
Several years later, an opportunity to work as an attorney prosecuting those charged with felony crimes became available and Stephen gained invaluable experience in litigating criminal cases, presenting cases in front of a jury, how to cross examine criminals and present the testimony of police officers and experts, and matching wits with some of the best criminal defense attorneys in the State of Arizona.
After several years as a felony prosecutor, Stephen opened a family law practice with a colleague from law school and together, they established a successful family law practice focusing on protecting the needs of parents and their children.
While still in Phoenix, Stephen reconnected with his high school sweetheart who was in Fort Collins, Colorado, living with her son, Noah.
After a period of time in their long distance relationship and visiting Fort Collins often, the decision became an easy one that Stephen would relocate his life and career to Fort Collins and he and his wife became married. Stephen and his wife live in Fort Collins with Noah and now have a new addition to their family, their daughter Lily.
Stephen began practicing law in Colorado in 2007 and has focused his practice exclusively in the area of family law in Northern Colorado since that time. Stephen and his family enjoy family road trips, the local arts scene in Fort Collins, Open Stage Theater of Fort Collins, watching the Food Network tv show “Chopped” and you may find them at your local movie theater as they all share a love of movies and film history.
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