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James T Anest

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Jim has been involved in the practice of law in Parker since 1987. Previously, he was admitted to the Wyoming State Bar in 1980. Jim is a past member of the Real Estate section of the Colorado Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.He has been involved in all aspects of real estate legal representation including the acquisition, development and ownership formation phases for his clients. As an acquisition and development attorney, he has been involved in multiple shopping center purchases and sales,apartment projects and residential/agricultural developments. The combined per-square footage of these retail, commercial and residential properties exceed one million square feet and has closed, participated in the pre-sale negotiations, contract drafting, due diligence review and research and closings that exceed $150,000,000.00. He has served as the primary lead attorney for the acquisition, financing, construction, and development of various real estate ventures, counsel for the lender entity including zoning, annexations and other issues facing developers in the acquisition and sale of individual residential properties, commercial land as well as ranch/agricultural land and distressed property sales. As part of his practice, he has been involved in entity formation for many Douglas County and Front Range businesses as well as contact drafting, probate and wills and estates. These entity formations include partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. Since 1982, Jim has also represented numerous consumers and creditors in debtor work-outs, Chapter 7 and 13 filings in Colorado and Wyoming and is a frequent participant in legal education classes in the area.

Jim is a “A” rated – “Peer Review” qualified attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been selected numerous times for Best of the Best Attorney in Parker, Colorado and Douglas County. For the past several years he has been named a top attorney by The Denver Post. Jim also won the prestigious Cornerstone Award in 2008. The Cornerstone Award was established in 1997 to honor Parker, Colorado business leaders. Jim also serves on the board of directors for Intermountain Rural Electric association and is the elcted director from district 7.


Languages spoken: English, Greek

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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 45%
    31 years
  2. Business: 25%
    31 years
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
    31 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    31 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Mr Anest has been an outstanding attorney in the Parker, CO area for more than twenty five years. We have been on opposite sides of cases and working on the same side but I have always found him to be professional, honest and forthright.


    Cheryl Mulvihill Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. I found James to be responsive and professional in dealing with demanding clients involving a complicated transaction.


    Betty Sommars Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Parker Lawyers

11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive
Suite 210
Parker, CO, 80138-7337


WYAuthorized to practice law198008/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Lawyers of DenverDenver Post2015
RecognitionOutstanding Lawyers of America2014
Best Lawyer in ParkerBEST of the BEST2014
Cornerstone RecipientParker Economic development Council2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Municipal Court JudgeTown of Elizabeth1999 - 2004
AttorneyJames T Anest Attorney at Law1983 - 2015
Deputy County AttorneyConverse County prosecutors office1981 - 1983
Prosecuting AttorneyHot Springs County Attorney1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
MemberCowboy Joe Club2012 - Present
Intermountain Rural Electric AssociationDirector-District 72011 - Present
Belmont Baseball Parent LegacyDirector2005 - 2009
Double Angel FoundationBoard of Directors2000 - 2008
Douglas County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
American Legion BaseballDirector1985 - 1987
Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate Law SectionPast MemberN/A
American Bankruptcy InstitutePast MemberN/A
Sports Lawyers AssociationPast MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wyoming College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Senior Center LuncheonRural Electricity2014
Parker Chamber of CommerceCooperatives in Colorado2013
Parker United MethodistWills and trusts2007