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Karen L Brady

Estate planning Attorney at Arvada, CO

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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About Karen

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At Brady, McFarland & Lord, LLC, we are here to help you reach your personal goals. Our philosophy is that our value is in the questions we ask to help you craft the best estate plan or business transaction possible.  We consider the legal documents to be a means to an end, namely helping clients protect their loved ones and important assets. We have been serving Arvada, Colorado, and the West Denver metro area for over 30 years and have focused on estate planning and business law for the past 25 years.


We know that the best legal counsel consists of more than just a strong knowledge of the law and how to apply it. Our firm combines three key elements to give our clients well-rounded legal counsel:


  • Legal competency: With 30 years of legal experience, we have seen a variety of situations and strategies. Our lawyer has a good idea of what will work and what ideas are not likely to be successful.
  • Family focus: If decisions were made in a vacuum, it would be easy to ignore the ramifications they have. However, because every decision affects other people, it is important to think about the possible outcomes of every possibility. We take the time to learn what is important to our clients, so we can help them make the best decision for their situation.
  • Individual attention: Although we have been practicing law for almost two decades, we never assume any two clients need the same thing. We see our clients as people, not as case numbers or legal issues. We want to know your hopes, fears and goals, so they can be properly addressed.


When we sit down with clients, we are focused on helping you get the legal information and support you to schedule your free initial consultation. We are here to help you meet your goals.

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Karen Brady & Associates, P.C.
6870 W. 52nd Avenue
Suite 103
Arvada, CO, 80002

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Posted by Bob | May 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Ms. Brady is an expert in her field. She helped my wife and I to prepare all of our estate planning documents. Ms. Brady explained the materials to us in a practical and professional way. Her staff are also knowledgeable and helpful. The Team provided very cost-effective services.
Posted by Debbi | April 12, 2022
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Made our wills easy.
I had a lot of questions about protecting our assets for our daughter and Kathryn made sure all my questions and concerns were taken care of. I highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Tyler Strong | March 13, 2018
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Knowledgeable and Kind
Karen has an amazing and kind spirit. She is very honest and reasonably priced. I'd go as far to say she's not like any other lawyer, she is the type of lawyer you don't dread getting a bill from. We have used her for the past decade for our business and never feel price gouged like we have by many other attorneys. Most recently she even referred us to another attorney when things got complicated with our Commercial lease. Karen specializes in probate and wills. If you are looking for a down to earth lawyer who states things in a way you can understand them. I would choose Karen. She makes you feel at home in her casual, yet professional office.
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Posted by Ray | July 29, 2016
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Honest and Trustworthy
Karen Brady was kind enough and unselfish enough to recommend another attorney to better assist us with my sister's Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities Trust. Thank you, Karen
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2009
Responsive, Internet Savvy, Prompt, Patient, and Helpful
Karen connected with me on Twitter after I tweeted a plea for help with a complicated project agreement. I had been referred to two attorneys by friends: one who never returned my email and another who took almost a week to respond each time we exchanged emails. After Karen replied to my tweet with a helpful suggestion, we exchanged "hello!" emails, agreed on a price, exchanged contracts, resolved the payment online, and next thing I knew that ornery agreement was back in my Inbox...thoroughly reviewed, edited, and vastly improved in my favor. This was all via email with two time zones between us. She managed to take care of the entire thing in the less time than it took the other attorney to reply to single email. I have brought other contracts/agreements to Karen since then and am always grateful for her advice and pleased with her level of service. I trust her and depend on her fully to keep me (and my business) out of harm's way, and I am hugely thankful that she answered my call for help.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Shareholder
  • Karen Brady & Associates, P.C.
  • 1991 - Present
  • Legal Writing Instructor
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Bar Exam Grader
  • Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Counsel
  • 1992 - 2010
  • Instructor
  • Denver Paralegal Institute
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • 1990 - 1991
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  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Georgetown University
  • B.A.
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Business Succession of Closely Held Company
  • The Majority Owner transferred his interest over time and his family continues to collect the proceeds
  • Business Growth of Mortgage Company
  • Incorporation and Growth of Company


  • Drafting Committee - Uniform Trust Code
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Seniors Resource Center
  • Director
  • 2012 - Present
  • Centennial Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Trust & Estate Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Colorado Estate Planning Education Council
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Compass Montessori School
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2003
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2011
  • Colorado Women's Estate Planning Council
  • Board Member
  • 1997 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 BBB Gold Star
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2011
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Five Star Professional
  • 2010
  • Fellowship of Sunbridge Masters
  • Sunbridge Legacy Builder Network
  • 2005
  • Advanced Wealth Strategist Planner
  • The Esperti Peterson Institute
  • 2002
  • Order of the Coif
  • Michigan Chapter Order of the Coif
  • 1989
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  • Working With Seniors: Health, Social and Financial Issues
  • Estate Planning
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning - What You Need to Know
  • Estate Planning for Families
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (11)
Endorse Karen
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is the go to referral for our firm for all estate planning needs."
Probate Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, she is very intelligent and easy to talk to."
Estate planning Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Karen since the 1990's through the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. Karen has always impressed me as being a top notch lawyer with outstanding command of the legal issues pertaining to estate planning. Her approach to planning is to get to know each client so she can make recommendations during a customized process of building an estate plan. She is a gifted counselor, speaker and a genuinely warm person. Any client contemplating retaining Karen will not be disappointed."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Karen for more than 10 years and she is diligent, ethical and very well versed in estate planning law. I have referred clients to her when she is more convenient for them and have always been pleased with her service. I can endorse her without qualification."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ms. Brady for years. I not only refer her all my clients who have estate needs, but have used her for my own estate planning."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I happily endorse Karen Brady and her law firm. I’ve known Karen for approximately10 years through a variety of different associations and have found her to be not only professional, but diligent and extraordinarily committed to her client’s success. The results she’s produced for her clients are excellent. The innovation and commitment to client service are superior in her marketplace. I wouldn’t hesitate to send my family to Karen."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Other
"For a number of years Karen and I have been colleagues in the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. Karen is bright and innovative, and has been an excellent instructor for many National Network educational programs. Karen is client-centered and very much community minded. People in Colorado are fortunate to have available such a skilled and compassionate estate planning and business attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Karen Brady is a true professional and a trusted adviser. We worked together at Sunbridge. She is a Sunbridge Master. Karen is a person who cares about her clients. Karen works with clients to pass on their values and share their stories. She is able to take complex issues and explain them in very understandable terms."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Other
"Karen and I have served together on the Member Advisory Board of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. She is someone other attorneys go to regularly for advice. Karen is a true expert in estate planning and a very caring counselor to her clients. She really cares and it shows."
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