I began my career in 1969, working full time as a law clerk for a judge in Baltimore City and attending the University of Maryland, School of Law. After graduation in 1973, I opened my own practice in the city of Baltimore where I worked until 1985, when my family moved to Colorado.
For ten years, I headed a law firm in Denver consisting of six lawyers and eighteen staff. In 1997, I refocused my career to gain more personal balance, and devote more individual attention to my clients. My wife and I have been together since 1978, so you could say I’m a big fan of commitment. That same commitment extends to my clients. Today, this one-on-one service allows me to devote all of my resources to these individuals and businesses.
At times, your situation may require the involvement of other professionals. WhippleWood CPAs is one of the best accounting firms in Colorado. They are a valuable resource in the preparation and litigation of my cases, be they commercial, domestic, or mediation. It is a tremendous advantage to have them on my side.
WhippleWood CPAs routinely establishes ongoing relationships with advisors from other professions, including legal, banking, financial planning, investing and insurance services. These relationships contribute to a “team” approach in serving our clients’ needs. They take great pride in providing personal service to each of our clients efficiently and effectively. They are committed to serving you in the development and accomplishment of your own personal goals.
Bar and Court Admissions
Private practice of law since 1973
Licensed in Maryland 1973 – inactive
Wyoming 1989 – inactive
Practiced before the bankruptcy courts in MD, WY, & CO
Trial courts in MD & CO
United States Districts Courts in MD, CO, & VA
United States Court of Appeals in the 4th & 10th Circuits
Maryland Court of Appeals
Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court
1987 – 2000 – Under contract to the State of Colorado as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Colorado Student Loan Program
Former instructor for the American Institute of Banking
Instructor for seminars on professionalism for the Colorado Bar Association
Conducts in-house seminars on sexual harassment, discrimination, and human resource issues
University of Maryland – School of Business Administration
B.S., Economics, 1969
University of Maryland School of Law
1969 – 1973
Professional Associations and Memberships
Colorado Bar Association
Committee member – Peer Professional Assistance Group
First Judicial District Bar Association
Chairperson, Professionalism Committee
One of the activities I enjoy in my personal time is coaching the Evergreen High School Mock Trial Team. I am also a Certified Firearms Instructor, and teach individuals and groups the safe and effective use of firearms, and the lawful use of deadly force in self-defense. Living in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, I take pleasure in skiing, biking, hiking, and tennis. Over the years, my wife and I have adopted over 18 shelter and rescue dogs, which have greatly enriched our lives.