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Doug grew up in Broomfield, Colorado, and graduated from Broomfield High School in 1965, where he played football, basketball, and baseball.  Following high school, Doug married Sandy, his high school sweetheart, and enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from June 1966 – April 1970. Doug and Sandy have two grown sons, Dave and Marcus, and 8 grandchildren.

Following his military service, Doug graduated from Regis College in 1974 (Business Management) and from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1977 (Juris Doctor). He passed the Colorado Bar Exam in September 1977, and has been a member of the Colorado Bar Association and practiced law in Colorado since that time.  He is authorized to appear before all courts in Colorado, including the Colorado Supreme Court.
In the early years, his focus was largely on business planning and formation, estate planning, and litigation.  Then, as a sole practitioner, his emphasis was again, on business planning and formation; and wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate. 
After that, teaching came to the forefront as he became a Professor of Law for Concord Law School (16 years) while continuing his practice in traditional Estate Planning - wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate work. 
Currently, he maintains a practice based on specialization in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning; trusts and probate; special needs planning, guardianships and conservatorships; and senior law with knowledge of how to maneuver through the Medicaid system for the best advantage for family members and financial well-being.  He also continues to provide legal services in business planning, formation and maintenance, non-profits and tax exemptions (501 (c) 3 applications) and provides services to non-profit organizations.
Doug and Sandy took care of his mother for many years, until her death in 2016, at age 95.  They then cared for Sandy’s mom through her end-of-life years.  These experiences led Doug to learn, know, and understand the legal area of “Elder Law.”
Doug likes to practice law and spend time with Sandy, his sons, and their families.  He used to play a lot of golf and now hopes to get to play just a little bit.  He volunteers with Denver Metro Lawyers, Senior Day at four different counties, and at Denver’s Sturm College of Law – Student Wills Project.  He and Sandy are active in their local church.
Doug likes to say he has learned the secret of being content in all situations – though sometimes that is a real challenge.

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