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Grant David Van Der Jagt

Estate planning Attorney at Castle Rock, CO

4.9   35 reviews

also known as The Law Firm of Starzynski Van Der Jagt P.C.

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  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 13 years
    Wisconsin - WI 6 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2018
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Grant

Learn Grant’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Avoid probate with a proactive approach that teaches you valuable financial skills to navigate complex issues before they happen. Grant offers a lifetime guarantee on his Estate Plan so you can have peace of mind that everything will be ok. Call Us.

    14 years, 1,268 cases

  2. Trusts
    There are several types of trusts, with each offering situation dependent pros and cons. Our lawyers can help you select the type of trust instrument that addresses your legacy concerns. Call Us Today to schedule a free consultation.

  3. Probate
    I help with the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death or incapacity; advise on the process and litigate disputes.

    14 years, 916 cases

  4. Real estate
    Providing quality legal services for all your real estate transactional and litigation needs. If you are in need of a purchase agreement, lease, note, mortgage, or claims against title insurance companies then you need to contact us today.


Grant Van Der Jagt stands as a paragon in the realm of estate planning law, with a robust career spanning over a decade. His expertise encompasses a vast array of legal services, from drafting and administering wills and trusts to addressing intricate Medicare, tax, creditor, and disability issues. With a staggering 3,268 cases (as of 3/22/2024) under his belt, Grant's proficiency in estate planning is unparalleled.

His legal acumen extends beyond estate planning into probate, where he has adeptly handled 916 cases, guiding the legal process posthumously with precision and care. As a general practitioner, Grant bridges multiple areas of law, crafting comprehensive legal strategies that account for the multifaceted nature of his clients' needs.

Grant's business savvy, honed since 1996, has significantly contributed to local commerce, enhancing businesses and expanding markets. His approach to business law is preventive, focusing on legal maintenance and analysis, which has been instrumental in forming and selling businesses, ensuring regulatory compliance, and navigating real estate complexities.

In personal injury law, Grant has represented clients in 174 cases since March 2024, providing a compassionate and determined pursuit of justice for those who have suffered physical or emotional injuries.

Grant's creative genius and integrity have earned him accolades from clients, who commend his ability to generate substantial investment portfolios and navigate unforeseen situations with innovative solutions.

For those seeking a master of estate planning law, Grant Van Der Jagt's track record of success, breadth of knowledge, and commitment to his clients' best interests make him an invaluable ally in securing their legal and financial legacy.

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Starzynski Van Der Jagt, P.C.
200 S. Wilcox St. Ste. 206
Castle Rock, CO, 80104


4.9 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
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Posted by Jeanette Nelson | March 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grant Van Der Jagt is outstanding!
Grant was very welcoming and personable. He answered many questions on repeated occasions and helped guide us in planning our Will and Trust. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Joan | May 27, 2021
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Over $100k stuck for months without an answer from Couple weeks after hiring a lawyer I finally have access!
Posted by Pam | March 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Grant provided excellent service preparing a lease that provides a great sense of security. He patiently & thoroughly explained every portion!
Posted by SP | May 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Earnest Money Dispute
From the get go, Grant was calm, matter of fact and very knowledgeable. He understood the circumstances right away and immediately gave his input, so I listened to my gut instincts and put him to work instantaneously. His diligence, vast knowledge in multiple fields and his determination were intimidating. He doesn’t tip toe around nor does he waste your precious time. He’s aggressive, which saved me time and money, as I won my case against a large relocation company within 2 weeks. Call Grant. He’s about as wholesome and trustworthy as you can get. You won’t be sorry.
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Posted by CHRIS | October 22, 2018
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A satisfied customer
Grant helped me gain perspective on a complex tangle of financial and real estate issues I am facing. He did this pro bono, but the services he provided prevented me from making the wrong decisions which could have had disastrous consequences. He is a strong family-oriented person with children and the highest moral values. He is also a self-made entrepreneur who has achieved success at various business ventures, so you can be sure of his competence. Use Grant with confidence !!!
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Posted by Kelvin | October 18, 2018
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fast and complete
After my own delay, I needed a quick turnaround on a lengthy document. I contacted Grant in the afternoon and figured it would take several days to receive the document. However, Grant worked through the evening to finish it by morning. It was exactly what I needed. I hired him a second time for some consultation on another matter. Grant really knows his stuff.
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Posted by John | October 7, 2018
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FSBO contract
Grant did a FSBO contract for me and answered my questions about a possible lease purchase option on my home, he is professional and thorough and I would not hesitate to hire him again.
Posted by Gilby Hurbert | March 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend
Grant David Van Der Jagt patiently explained every step along the way, answered my questions clearly and concisely, and produced the documents quickly and accurately. The entire process was as easy and painless as it possibly could have been. I highly recommend him.
Posted by DidierDespins | September 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
My experience with Grant David Van Der Jagt was exceptional: they were knowledgeable. We found that they were easy to deal with, especially when we would call them after hours. We were very satisfied with the outcome of our case. They kept us apprised on our case and answered all of our questions in a timely manner. I would refer them to everybody.
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Posted by Soto Chung | August 31, 2015
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Great Law Firm!
Great Law Firm! Their prices are affordable and they make the process on getting started fast and easy. I didn't have to go to court. I'm glad I made the choice by going with them.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Great First Impression
I recently had the opportunity to have a free consultation with Grant, and I couldn't be more impressed. His expertise and professionalism were evident from the moment we began discussing my case. He took the time to listen attentively, provided clear explanations, and offered valuable insights into my legal situation. I feel much more confident moving forward knowing that I have his support and guidance. I highly recommend Grant for anyone seeking legal advice.
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Posted by Eric | March 28, 2024
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Highly recommend!
I have used Grant in the past and continue to recommend him to those I know. Grant is highly regarded in this community and his integrity is of the highest standards. I’m proud to know him as a friend, community leader, and a man who’s professional services I never hesitate to use!
Posted by Tracy | November 4, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
I highly recommend Grant for any legal needs
Grant was extremely professional and knowledgeable in my specific situation. He helped me immensely and would highly recommend him for any legal needs.
Posted by Brad | July 18, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Grant did a great job listening to our situation. He is obviously very knowledgeable about a diverse number of subjects and had advice as well as access to resources that others did not.
Posted by Scot | February 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Grant did a fantastic job doing our estate and helping you safe our marriage. Wonderfully man I would recommend hiring Grant for anything. I would trust him with my life [I have] and will do again
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Prompt and courteous
Grant did a wonderful job for us. Everything went smoothly and faster than I expected. Will use him again.
Posted by Ruth | October 25, 2022
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Get Results With Grant
I contacted Grant Van Der Jagt at the 11th hour of a financial issue I was struggling with. After our conversation regarding the particulars, Grant took on the challenge on a pro Bono basis. Within a short time after my sending the needed paperwork to him, I received a call from Grant witin a short time with some options to consider. L Further, I received another call from him the following day saying he had done further research and had more options. After conferring with Grant, he wrapped up the matter for me. Thankful I gave him a call!
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2022
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Business advice
Grant was very helpful and clear on dealing with some issues with my business. Definitely recommend!!
Posted by David | July 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring Grant is a no brainer
Grant has been nothing short of spectacular. I had corporate bullies in a local apartment complex of which I had lived for 5 years, trying to start eviction process that was completely unjustified. They then brought my kids into the equation by attacking them. When they stopped communicating with me for resolution and told me to talk to their lawyer, I got on the phone with Grant. I hired Grant and he had it taken care of immediately. He got me out of my lease penalty free and went above and beyond in his help. I consider him a friend as well as my attorney. Would recommend to everyone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2022
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Highly recommend!
My husband and I were sideswiped by a commercial truck and were in a hard spot with an insurance company. As they were using fraudulent information and trying to bully us into signing forms we shouldn’t. Mr. Van Der Jagt was quick and efficient and helped us accomplish what we needed! Highly recommend!!
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 475-875 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-55%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Glorify Christ Church
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Starzynski Van Der Jagt P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Special Investigator
  • Town of Monument
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Planning Commissioner
  • Douglas County
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Judicial Oversight Member
  • Colorado Judicial Oversight Committee
  • 2015 - 2023
  • General Counsel
  • Auto Fire Guard
  • 2015 - 2022
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  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2001
  • American Graduate School
  • MA - Masters
  • 2000
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Denver Property Management v. *.*
  • Successful evictions with damages


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Colorado chapter)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2020 - 2023
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Polish
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Honors and Awards

  • Attorney: Best of the Best
  • Colorado Community Media
  • 2022
  • 40 Under 40
  • Denver Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Cosmopolis Award
  • Wilhelm Schole International
  • 2010


  • Associated Press
  • Town of Monument Investigation
  • 2023
  • United States Patent
  • Patents
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Financial Planning Association
  • Estate planning IRS ruling updates
  • 2023
  • Castle Rock Real Estate Investors
  • Real Estate Investing
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Grant
General practice Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Mr. Van Der Jagt to resolve a consumer law issue between out respective clients. I found him to be reasonable, easy to work with, and professional."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Grant at a boutique law firm in Denver, Colorado. You do not want an attorney who has a narrow range of knowledge. You want an attorney who has a broad amount of knowledge. Why? Because our lives are complex. Your legal adviser needs to know how decisions and outcomes in one area of your life will affect the decisions and outcomes in other areas of your life. That is what Grant brings to the table. Grant finds creative legal solutions to problems that stump other attorneys. He thinks outside the box. He is innovative and creative. I highly recommend Grant for your legal services needs."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. as he has significant skills in the areas of real estate and real estate litigation."
Administrative law Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Grant represented parties involving applications for liquor licenses and disciplinary hearings. Grant did an excellent job in advocating his client's position and made a substantial difference in the outcome of the hearings. His professionalism, persuasion, and expertise in the law earned Grant great respect in the legal community and maximized his clients potential for success."
Business Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Grant comes to the law profession with an ethical approch and superior intellect. He solves problems. He is connected to his community. He gets the job done. I can reccomend Grant as a man of high professional talent and charming personality."
Real estate Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very good with Real Estate Contracts and Real Estate related issues. His expertise in Real Estate goes far beyond legal training."
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Castle Rock Estate planning Lawyer Grant David Van Der Jagt
Grant David Van Der Jagt
Estate planning Attorney
Castle Rock, CO
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation
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