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Martha James Hartney

Martha James Hartney

Practice areas:

Trusts, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Business, General Practice

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About Me

Hartney Law is an estate planning practice serving Colorado families of all kinds. A later-in-life attorney, Martha Hartney opened the practice to serve the people she loves because she is committed to helping moms and dads bring their greatest gifts into parenting fearlessly and with joy and making sure children are completely cared for if something happens to their parents.


Martha graduated from the University of Denver while being a full time mother of two sons. She focused her studies on family, juvenile, and estate law and served in the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office; Larimer County Domestic Courts; and the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. Martha has served as a pro bono guardian ad litem representing abused and delinquent children. After law school, she was certified as a Child & Family Investigator through the Colorado Bar Association. She has also supported new mothers as a La Leche League Leader and been an advocate of attachment parenting and natural parenting.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Trusts: 35%
    5 years
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    5 years
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
    5 years
  5. General Practice: 5%
    5 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Wendi Sue Temkin

    I have known Martha for several years through various professional organizations and committees and have been consistently impressed by the skill and compassion she brings to everything she does. She is a great asset to our legal community and I know her clients love working with her.


    Wendi Temkin Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John R Gaertner

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Gaertner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

3775 Iris Avenue
Suite 4
Boulder, CO, 80301




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best of the West - AttorneyYellow Scene Magazine2013
Best of the West- AttorneyYellow Scene Magazine2012
Best of the West - AttorneyYellow Scene Magazine2011
Monty McKinney AwardAAAAs of California1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Principle AttorneyHartney Law, LLC2010 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Boulder Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
American Inns of CourtN/A2008 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
www.estateplanning.comMessage in a Bottle2012
www.estateplanning.comLetter to an Ex2012
Wealthcounsel QuarterlyWealthCounsel2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of MemphisJournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
OngoingKids' Protection Planning for Busy Parents2011