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Consultation

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Contract

Services

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(These services available to lawyers only.)


Experienced in discovery and motion practice in State and Federal Courts.   Author and editor of various litigation and trial practice publications.

Experienced in representing individuals in mediations in legal proceedings in Colorado State and Federal Courts.


Professional training in Mediation, Arbitration, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

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Alternative

Dispute Resolution

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Available to provide legal counsel in areas of practice, by appointment.

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Appeals  

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Probate Litigation, Guardianship

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Conservatorship

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Consumer

Advocacy  

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Diverse experience representing consumers against banks & loan servicers in mediation, litigation, and appeals in Colorado's State and Federal Courts, and in Colorado legislative hearings.


The firm was one of the first to require a loan servicer to produce evidence of its right to foreclose a security interest in real property under Colorado law.


Practice emphasis is on representing consumers in select federal and state statutory and common law claims..

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Counselor at Law  

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Experienced in probate litigation in Colorado State Courts, including will contests, guardianship, conservatorship, and related proceedings.  Practice emphasis on representing elderly clients whose legal capacity is at issue.


Author & presenter of CLE materials addressing legal determinations of decisional capacities & competencies of elderly and other persons.  E.g.:


"Duty and the Delusional Client: Ethics and Expert Evidence from the Edge," Program of the Behavioral Sciences Committee, Section of Science and Technology, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 3, 1998.


"Symposium on Specialized Knowledge:    I. Medical and Scientific Evidence of Causation; II. Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence," Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, University of Denver College of Law, April 30, 1998.


"Determining Decisional Capacities of Delusional Persons: Foundations in Fact and Fantasy," Program of Jurisprudence and Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Sections, 50th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, San Francisco, California, February 12, 1998.


"Evidentiary and Policy Issues in Conservatorship Proceedings Involving Persons of Advanced Age," 3(4) Elder Law Review 1 (Young Lawyers Section, Nebraska State Bar Association, 1985)

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Experienced in civil, criminal, and  domestic relations appeals in        Colorado State Courts.  Available for Appellate representation or consultation.