Attorney & Counselor


The Services I Offer

As an attorney I pursue the considered goals of my clients. Counseling comes first: not how but whether to pursue a possible course of action. As an attorney I should never be an uncritical conduit (a gun for hire). That would be a disservice to my client, and disavows my professionalism. At the same time, I strive not to impose my own values, which would be disrespectful.

Frequent appearances in Court have honed my legal sensibilities. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., said: “The prophecies of what the courts will do in fact, and nothing more pretentious, are what I mean by the law.” The practical experience of seeing how things work when they fall apart (and end up in court) is essential to addressing legal issues effectively and prophylactically.

My practice concentrates on:

Mental Health issues esp. as related to wider family and social situations

Medical care and practice, esp. as it intersects with ethical considerations

Protection orders in domestic, professional, or social conflicts

Child custody and adoptions, including frozen embryo disputes

Contracts (download my book in the Articles section)

Business planning for small companies and individuals

Estate planning for individuals and couples

I take no-charge ("pro bono”) cases from the Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans. I have been recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court for my service.