I was admitted to the practice of law in 1975. After serving for 18 months as a law clerk to a federal judge, I began practicing law, first at several large law firms and then at a medium-sized one. Although I had experience in all aspects of law, including litigation, corporate formation and governance, environmental, tax and estates, I began to focus my practice in the areas of estate planning and trusts, assisting families with wealth transfer and planning, administration of trusts and estates, and tax law.
In 1995 I was appointed to be the Presiding Judge of the Denver Probate Court, a Colorado Constitutional Court that has jurisdiction over decedents’ estates, the administration of trusts, guardianships and conservatorships, and civil mental health commitments. I served in that position for over 16 years.
In 2011 I retired from the bench, and while practicing with a downtown-Denver law firm, I trained as a mediator and began my current practice. At the end of 2016 I left the law firm and remain engaged in the mediation work solo. In addition to mediation I do some arbitration, facilitation, consultations, and occasionally serve as a private judge pursuant to Colorado statutes and rules. My practice primarily focuses on trusts and estates, wealth transfer and family disputes about inheritances and relationships.
- Probate, Estate & Trust
Additional Professional Services
- Federal Court Mediator
- Online Dispute Resolution