1444 Blake St.
Denver CO 80202
303.996.9699

Trial Attorney / Elder Law


What I Do – Attorneys

Attorney Coach

Whether you are an estate planner or trial lawyer dealing with potential or pending contested matters, I offer consultation and coaching. The consultation can be a “quick” question about a litigation issue, the opportunity to brainstorm about a strategy or ongoing access to my experience as you handle the case.
Client confidentiality is strictly maintained.
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Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule1.6, (b) (5) allows a lawyer to reveal confidential information relating to a client to the extent the lawyer reasonably believes necessary to secure legal advice about the lawyer’s compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, other law or a court order. For example, Rule 1.6 (b) (5) authorized disclosures that the lawyer reasonably believes are necessary to seek advice in order to comply with the lawyer’s duty to provide competent representation under Rule 1.1.

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

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Author, Common Law Marriage in Colorado, Chapter 12, CBA/CLE Elder Law in Colorado, CLE in Colorado, Inc., 2011-2014.

Author, Results of the Colorado Bar Association 2005 Judicial Survey, The Colorado Lawyer, December 2005, Vol. 34, No. 12. (Authored as Chair of the Judicial Survey Subcommittee, Judicial Liaison Section, Colorado Bar Association.)

Presenter, August 2014, Sixth Annual Elder Law Retreat, CBA Elder Law Section, Discovery, Evidence and Procedure: The Rules You Need to Know.

Presenter, July 2014, Elder Law Basics for CLE in Colorado, Inc., The Big Four: Client, Competence, Communication and Conflicts: Ethics Issues in Elder Law.

Presenter, June 2014, Jefferson County Senior Law Day, Common Law Marriage in Colorado

Presenter/Coach, April 2014, Probate Litigation Practicum for CLE in Colorado, Inc., Hearsay Objections Often Used in Probate Litigation.

Presenter, July 2013, Elder Law Basics for CLE in Colorado, Inc., The Four C’s: Ethics Issues in Elder Law

Presenter, February 2013, Advanced Elder Law Institute, Litigation of Non-Probate Assets

Presenter, December 2012, Elder Law Basics for CLE in Colorado, Inc., Getting Started: Launching an Elder Law Practice

Presenter, August 2011, Third Annual Elder Law Retreat, CBA Elder Law Section, Contested Litigation Basics for the Elder Law Practitioner

Presenter, July 2011, Elder Law Basics for CLE in Colorado, Inc., Getting Started: Launching an Elder Law Practice

Presenter/Panel Member, October 2008, Colorado ADR Annual Conference, A Litigator’s View on Mediation

Presenter, October 2007, Elder Law Section/Colorado Bar Association; Alternative Dispute Resolution in End of Life Family Disputes

Presenter, April 2005, 2005 Denver Bar Association Bench-Bar Retreat; Survey Report: The Impact of the Budget Crisis on the Colorado Judicial System.

Presenter, 1998 Colorado’s Women’s Bar Association Annual Seminar; “The Ethical Rainmaker.”

Presenter, 1999-2000, University of Colorado College of Law, Creditors/Debtors Rights.

1996-1998 Substitute Adjunct Faculty, Community College of Aurora, Business Law and Creditors/Debtor’s rights.

Trial Counsel as Co-Counsel

I understand that estate planners and elder lawyers have long term attorney client relationships and want to preserve those relationships. However, you may have cases where you do not want to handle the contested matters. I respect your relationships with your clients and a co-counsel arrangement is a good option for those cases. Representing the client as co-counsel allows each of us to use our skills for the benefit of the client and it maintains the existing relationship after the litigation is over.

Referrals

I welcome referrals to assist your existing clients and all other referrals of contested matters. As with co-counsel arrangements, I respect your ongoing client relationships while representing them for litigated issues.