10.0Jamie L. Rutten Cage

In her practice, Jamie understands that each client’s situation is unique and she is dedicated to ensuring that her clients are fully informed and involved in their case throughout the process.

Jamie L. (Rutten) Cage
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Jamie L. Cage is a founding shareholder of Cage Bucar Lewis, LLC. Jamie has focused her entire career on the practice of family law, including divorce and legal separation, allocation of parental responsibility (custody) actions, child support and spousal support modifications, adoptions, paternity and juvenile actions, and appeals. Jamie specializes in complex litigation issues, including high asset divorces, high conflict child custody or parenting time disputes, jurisdictional matters, and family law appeals. Jamie has an extensive background in legal research and writing, and she enjoys using those skills to successfully brief and win complex family law matters ranging from procedural issues to substantive legal matters.


Jamie understands the importance of empowering her clients with necessary knowledge and information to make educated decisions in their cases. Jamie’s experience as a family law attorney, mediator, and arbitrator allows her to offer unique and creative solutions to keep matters out of Court. For those issues that cannot be amicably resolved, Jamie is also an experienced litigator and has handled various high conflict and complex legal issues at trial.

Jamie practices throughout the State of Colorado, including the following counties: Adams/Broomfield, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Montezuma, Morgan, Pitkin, Pueblo, Summit, Teller, and Weld.

In addition to Jamie’s dedication to advocate for her clients, Jamie is also passionate about the advancement of the family law profession. Jamie is the current Chair of the Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section. She is also the former President of the Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, and a former Board Member and Representative for the 17th Judicial District for Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Jamie has volunteered for various organizations that are dedicated to the practice of family law, and she has continually been recognized by her peers for her practice in the field.

Outside of her practice, Jamie is busy having fun with her three children, husband, and dog. Between trunk or treating, Christmas pageants, sports, and travels, Jamie also enjoys a quiet moment with a good book!

Jamie L. (Rutten) Cage

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce and Legal Separation
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibility (Custody)
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support (Maintenance/Alimony)
  • Adoption
  • Family Law Appeals
  • Paternity and Juvenile Actions
  • Protection Orders
  • Mediation/Arbitration


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D.
  • Colorado State University, B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013 – 2021

Pro Bono Activities

  • Colorado and Adams County Regional Mock Trial, Volunteer
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL), Volunteer
  • Family Tree, Volunteer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section (CBA FLS), Executive Council, Chair, 2021 – 2022
  • CBA FLS, Executive Council, Vice Chair, 2020 – 2021
  • CBA FLS, Executive Council, Secretary, 2019 – 2020
  • CBA FLS, Executive Council, Treasurer, 2018 – 2019
  • CBA FLS, Executive Council Member, 2014 – present.
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, Appointed Committee Member of Bench-Bar Committee, 2015-2018
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association (ABBA), President of the Board, 2014 – 2015
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association (ABBA), Vice President of the Board, 2013 – 2014
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2010 – 2013
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, Treasurer, 2012 – 2013
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, Secretary, 2011 – 2012
  • Colorado Bar Association (CBA), Member
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association (ABBA), Member
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee


  • Chair of the Family Law Institute, August 19 – 20, 2021

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Co-Moderator of Updates from the Bench: How Covid-19 has impacted Domestic Relations across Colorado, October 16, 2020

  • Colorado Family Law Practice for Paralegals, Presenter of Enforcing and Modifying Family Law Orders and Decrees, Halfmoon Seminars, September 24, 2019. 
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Presenter of Visitation Rights for Non-Parent Third Parties: Guardianship, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, and Adoption, CBA Family Law Section, February 11, 2019. 
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Co-Presenter of Family Law Basics trainings presented at Bryan Cave, November 2018.
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Co-Presenter of Visitation Rights for Non-Parent Third Parties, 2018 Judicial Institute, June 13, 2018.
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Co-Presenter of Family Law Basics trainings presented at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP and Moye White LLP, April and May 2016.
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Co-Presenter of Laying the Foundation, February 25, 2016.
  • “Laying a Foundation: The Basics of Introducing Exhibits,” Presented with Honorable Emily Anderson and Daniel Deasy, Esq., Colorado Bar Association’s Practicum for Family Lawyers, 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Co-Presented the Family Law Hotline Training, November 7, 2013
  • “Temporary Orders” (Presenter), Colorado Bar Association’s Family Law Institute, 2012
  • “Modifying or Terminating Maintenance Based on Co-habitation”, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2010
  • “Modification of Maintenance”, Continuing Legal Education (CLE), 2010

Published Works

  • “Attorney Liens,” Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law, 2019.
  • Contributing Author to Bench Bar Book, 2015 – Present
  • “The Pitfalls of Domestic Violence in Family Law Cases,” Colorado Law Week, July, 2014
  • “The Changing Practice of Family Law,” Colorado Law Week, July, 2013
  • “The Use of Social Media in Family Law Cases,” Colorado Law Week, July, 2012
  • In the Interest of S.N.V., a Child, and Concerning C.A.T.C.; Published Opinions by the Colorado Court of Appeals, 2010
  • In re the Parental Responsibilities of A.D., and Concerning Rueda; Published opinions by the Colorado Court of Appeals, 2010
  • “Modifying or Terminating Maintenance Based on Co-habitation,” (Co-Author), Colorado Lawyer, June, 2009

Jamie has helped me with my continued divorce issues like the change in our Parenting Plan and Child Support. Her knowledge is remarkable. She is quick to respond and very accurate with what to expect when moving forward in the system. Jamie doesn’t waste my time and is black and white.


I came to Jamie with a contested adoption case that was, as she put it, “an uphill battle.” She was honest with me from the beginning that the odds were against me. Always responsive and professional, she made all the difference in getting me what I wanted.


Jamie was the best lawyer I could have ever imagined. She was always nice and helpful and fought hard for my family. She is very smart and understands the law. She always made sure I understood what was going on in my case and never pressured me into anything I didn’t want. She always replied fast to all my emails or phone calls. She cared about me and my family and did everything she could to support us. She is the best lawyer in Denver and I would recommend her for anyone who needs legal help.


Jamie is not only an amazing lawyer that will fight to the end for you and you family, but she take pride in her work. She is very professional and 100% honest good or bad. Bottom line you need someone to fight for you and do an amazing job Jamie Rutten Cage is 100!!

Deano Jr.

Jamie helped me every step of the way through a rough divorce . She made sure I understood the financial risk I was taking . She also helped me keep my legal fees down by using her paralegal when possible. She never talked over my head and checked in on me often. She is very kind and understanding but tough when it comes to business.


Jamie is great! She is a very professional, caring, yet no-nonsense attorney who doesn’t just tell you what you want to hear. She lets you know your options, and will talk through them with you as many times as it takes. She always tries to do what is in the best interest of you and your family from both an emotional and financial perspective, rather than what is best or easiest for her. I had a very lengthy, contentious battle with a very difficult party and she definitely brought her “A” game to court. She was an amazing litigator which is what you want when your life and your children(s) lives are dependent on the outcome.


Jamie was so easy to work with and understood exactly what was needed to get our case handled. Jamie was always able to respond in a timely manner and made sure that you knew which options were cost effective and gave the best representation. She was upfront, friendly, and above all else, personable and made sure that whatever decisions were made, it benefited the kids. Jamie Rutten has represented my family a few times in separate matters and has always done an amazing job. I’d recommend Jamie for anyone going through Family Court matters.


I have worked with both Jamie and Kate and they both are experts in their fields. Jamie discussed the option of an appeal after my last court hearing. She gave me her devout attention and provided me with excellent information to make an educated decision in the matter. Kate has been working with me for two years and has provided consistent, expert knowledge on how to work with an ex who enjoys conflict. She provided advice on how to respond to unusual and confusing emails from my ex as well as provided insight from the courts point of view of how to best proceed with an ex who thrives on conflict. I have had experience with other attorneys in this field and none compare to the professionalism and expertise of Jamie and Kate. It is comforting to find attorneys willing to respond quickly, completely and with your kids best interest in mind.


Jamie, Nate and Kate were SO helpful through every facet of my divorce. Things were languishing for a long time, but as soon as I sat down with them they got everything on track. I should have contacted them sooner, highly recommend this team!

Kyle R.

Jamie is amazing to work with, she always makes me feel comfortable, safe and heard. Dealing with divorce and my ex-spouse can be incredibly stressful and intimidating; however Jamie lays everything out in a very practical way for me to get to solutions rather than stay in the mess. I am so grateful to have her in my corner!

Sarah M.