Born and raised in south suburban Chicago, Illinois, Stephen Vertucci served aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln while on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1990-1994 during the first Gulf War. Upon being honorably discharged, Stephen enrolled at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 1998.
Stephen’s interests in public speaking and litigation led to his decision to attend Chicago-Kent College of Law, largely due its outstanding reputation for having one of the top trial advocacy programs in the nation. Through this course of study and his internship with the Cook County Illinois Public Defender’s Office, Stephen discovered his passion: advocating for client’s rights in the Courtroom. Stephen earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Chicago-Kent in 2001.
While attending Chicago-Kent and after being admitted to the Illinois Bar, Stephen worked for Schiff & Hulbert, a top-rated employment litigation firm. Seeking courtroom experience, he transitioned to family law, working at the law firm of Sullivan, Taylor & Gumina. His experience at STG Divorce Law taught him trial preparedness, client compassion, and to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct.
In 2004, Stephen sought an opportunity to advance his trial skills. After being admitted to the Arizona Bar, he found this opportunity working as a felony prosecutor for the state of Arizona at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. This career move provided invaluable experience litigating jury trials against some of the best criminal defense attorneys in the State of Arizona.
After gaining experience as a felony prosecutor, Stephen partnered with a colleague and friend from law school to establish the law firm of Stewart & Vertucci, a successful family law practice in Phoenix.
In 2007, Stephen moved to Colorado to start a new personal and professional chapter in his life. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar, relocated to Fort Collins, married and started a family. He elevated himself from Associate to Partner in one of the largest family law firms in Denver prior to making the decision to open his own firm. The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC was established in 2016 to serve the communities of northern Colorado.
Stephen is admitted to practice law in the states of Illinois, Arizona, Colorado and before the United States Supreme Court. Among his professional recognitions, he is proud to be a member of the Colorado Eighth Judicial District Domestic Relations Best Practices Committee.