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Marcia Gold O'brien

Marcia Gold O'brien

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Wills & Living Wills, Elder Law

  • Denver, CO
  • Free Consultation

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About Me

I practice in the areas of guardianship and conservatorship, probate litigation, probate administration, and estate planning.  I have a strong background in psychology as well as extensive litigation experience, having served as lead counsel on over 40 jury trials and having argued before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (en banc), the colorado upreme Court, and the Colorado Court of Appeals.


 


Over the past 12 years I have limited my practice to probate matters.  I have litigated a number of contested guardianships and conservatorships, reparesented guardians, conservators and personal representatives, and represented parties in will contests.  I understand the importance of estate planning not only for distributing an individual's assets upon death, but for families with children and those with foregsight to put in place powers of attorney to provide for a medical decison-maker and the continuation of the magaement of their financial affairs in the event of illness or disability.


 


My hobbies include high performance driving, reading, golfing and travel.

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Practice Areas

  1. Probate: 30%
    18 years
  2. Guardianship: 25%
    18 years
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    18 years
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    18 years
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    18 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($50-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    I endorse this lawyer. Great answer on Avvo and an exceptional attorney.

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  • David Adam Sprecace

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Marcie is one of the most personable and communicative lawyers I know. She is an excellent listener, and her knowledge of trust and estate law is unsurpassed.

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    David Sprecace Tax Attorney
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Contact Info

Glatstein & O'Brien, LLP

2696 South Colorado Boulevard
Suite 350
Denver, CO, 80222-5944

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CANot eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)198705/20/2015
COInactive198006/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
University of Denver College of Law Grant in Aid ScholarshipUniversity of Denver College of Law1976
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate Municipal JudgeCity of Englewood, CO2002 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Colorado chapter)President2009 - Present
Jefferson County Adult Protection Review TeamMember2008 - Present
Swedish Medical Center Ethics CommitteeCommunity Member2004 - 2008
Englewood Board of Adjustment and AppealsVice-Chair1999 - Present
Colorado Women's Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Arapahoe County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1987 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Senior Law Handbook 2009 Edition to be published by Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.Chapter 19 - Guardianship of Adults2009
Senior Law Handbook 2008 Edition published by Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.Chapter 19 - Guardianship of Adults2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Occidental CollegePsychologyAB cum laude1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Elder Law Essentials in Colorado: From Estate Palnning to Estate RecoveryElder Law2005
Medicaid vs. Long Term Care Insurance Planning in ColoradoElder Law2004
How to Draft Wills and Trusts in ColoradoEstate Planning2003
Elder Care in Colorado: Legal and Financial IssuesElder Law2001
Effective Estate Planning for the Small Estate in ColoradoEstate Planning2001
Effective Estate Planning for the Small Estate in ColoradoEstate Planning2000
Basic Estae Planning for the Modest Estate - 6 week classEtstate Planning2000
Basic Estae Planning for the Modest Estate - 6 week classEstate Planning1999