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Ted Hess served in Vietnam as a Marine infantry commander. The Marines sent him to law school in 1975. He went on to serve as a prosecutor, defense lawyer, staff judge advocate, senior military judge, and the top lawyer in the Marine Corps.  In 1993 and 1994, he handled two U.S. Supreme Court cases for the military.  He left the Marines in 2000 as a brigadier general.  Since arriving in Colorado in 2000, he has taken more cases to trial than any other Western Slope attorney.  In 2005, he started an immigration practice.  In 2008, he established Hess & Schubert, LLP, with his partner, Bill Schubert.  Hess & Schubert, LLP, represents people in criminal, immigration, personal injury, and civil cases.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 35%
    10 years, 300 cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 22%
    34 years, 300 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    37 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    15 years, 750 cases
  5. Other: 8%
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Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (always)

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  • Jeffrey Larkin Wertz

    I have worked alongside Ted Hess for the past decade as both his opponent and on the same side of things. His command of the criminal and immigration law is excellent and he is a source of knowledge for his peers in the community, especially on immigration questions. Ted is a gentleman who fights hard for his clients.


    Jeffrey Wertz Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Hess & Schubert, LLP

804 Colorado Avenue
Second Floor
Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601-3357


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
SelectedTop lawyer in the Marine Corps1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff Judge Advocate to the CommandantU.S. Marine Corps1996 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Associationmember2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Marine Corps Legal Administration ManualMarine Corps Legal Administration Manual1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Naval War CollegeN/AMA - Masters1990
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Cornell UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1969