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Grant David Van Der Jagt

Estate planning Attorney at Castle Rock, CO

4.9   31 reviews

About Grant

Learn Grant’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Drafting, Arranging and Administering Wills, Trusts and Estates to account for Medicare, Tax, Creditor, Disability and other special life planning issues.

    13 years, 24 cases

  2. 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 litigates disputes.

    13 years, 316 cases

  3. General practice
    As a general practitioner, I bridge many areas of law into a coherent legal strategy. This is particularly helpful when dealing with issues that can impact other areas of liability. Examples: criminal law can impact family and employment law.

    13 years, 73 cases

  4. Business
    Business Consulting, Legal Preventative Maintenance and Analysis, Business Formation and Sales, Employment, Discrimination, Regulatory Compliance, Real Estate etc.

    13 years, 32 cases

  5. Personal injury
    I work with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake in cases such as burn injuries, botched surgeries, harassment, car accidents etc.

Since 1996, I have engaged with local commerce to enhance businesses and grow markets. The issues I deal with vary broadly from regulatory compliance to risk analysis and contract drafting. I have helped clients deal with the IRS, OSHA, IFTA and ATFE among other state and local regulatory agencies.

My business cell is (seven two zero) 880-7448 and email is Grant at VDJLAW dot com.

My past clients say:

 “Grant is a creative genius. His expertise and recommendations have created a substantial investment portfolio for me and my family. He's fun to work with, he creates quick results and knows all sorts of work-arounds for all kinds of unforseen situations.” April 1, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , High Integrity

Dave Collins hired Grant in 2006, and hired Grant more than once.


“Grant has the trustworthy character and the business acumen to make a positive difference to his clients. From wealth building advice, to property development, to a careful and watchful eye on the legal details, Grant can be trusted to navigate his clients through the legalities and complexities of acquisition and revenue creation.” November 16, 2008

Top qualities: Personable , Expert , High Integrity

Scott Randolph , Account Executive , TIG - Technology Integration Group
Hired Grant in 2008


“Grant is a very knowledgeable at what he does, and very easy to work with. He always had my best interest in mind, and continuously was finding new avenues to tackle.” October 20, 2008

Top qualities: Personable , Expert , High Integrity

Luke Rutz
hired Grant in 2007


I am dedicated to my profession and professionalism, and keeping a work life balance. Today, I enjoy spending my free time with my wife and four children, and helping them achieve their goals. As a family, we enjoy traveling, exploring and learning about the world, music and dancing, sports and homeschooling, all in celebration of Freedom.

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Self Help: The best way to get the most for your money when hiring an estate planning attorney, be prepared and organized with all of your documents and vision for how you want your estate to be handled upon disability or death.
Be sure to look for a qualified business attorney to handle your business concerns. Make sure the attorney is available to answer your questions and is up to date on current legal concerns. Finally, make sure you have good communication with the attorney.
Licensed for 13 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 04/05/2023
State WI
Status Resigned
Acquired 2018
Updated 03/05/2023

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

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4.9 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
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Posted by Scot | February 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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!!
Posted by Jeanette Nelson | March 13, 2022
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| 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 Nelson | May 3, 2021
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Coinbase crypto recovery
After 6 weeks of dead ends on coinbase support, he sent a demand letter on fri, and now it's Monday and I now have my crypto back
Posted by Marshall | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Does as claimed
I had a very difficult situation with my BinanceUS account. Their transfer agent Prime Trust messed up some fund transfers and I received “chargebacks” - unexplained - on my account. 6 digit balance FROZEN for nearly 4 months with no remedy. I engaged Attorney Van Der Jagt to assist, and as claimed he got my account freed within 10 days. What a relief!
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Posted by Pam | March 11, 2021
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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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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 Steven | January 27, 2020
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I was amazed
Grant Van Der Jagt & Dagna Van Der Jagt work relentlessly for Victims Defendants and Justice. No wonder VDJ are their initials. I'm normally cynical of lawyers over charging and under performance, but VDJ's exceeded my expectations!
Posted by MK-ULTRA | January 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer in the world!
I know if your coming across this you were once like me. You know seeing the world as selfish with capitalistic traits! Then when ya think lawyer I used to think I’m getting screwed no matter what! But lemme tell ya my story! This was my feeling until I met Grant! Instantly I could tell his views were a lot like mine and before we even got to talking about the issue I called about he asked me what my goal was for the future! Which caught me off guard some but, Being the best rapper in the world I was like that’s a tough answer! The short answer to save you time from hearing my life story was I just wanna make the world a better place! He paused for a moment and was like well “how can I help you make the world a better place” I said well being in the industry I am and specifically with the music and content I create being against the grain if ya get my drift! My main concern and reason for the call was to make sure my content and music was under my control and safe! We talked for awhile about my music and what I was doing etc! As a musician usually people act like they wanna hear about it but they don’t! Until they hear a song that they connect with. Then they gain more interest. He was genuinely interested in the music and how I was using it to make the world a better place! Lemme tell you the relief that was! I could not get legal advice or services from anyone that did not understand the stakes of what I was doing! I needed someone to really understand how far I was taking my music and content! Cause if it was someone that just acted the part they wouldn’t be invested or truly care I feel! There is a number of attorneys I spoke with before speaking with Grant! None of them cared to even hear me out! It was always about what they stood to benefit before hearing what the issue was! Basically I charge X a hour just retain me! I was like yea no this isn’t the guy! So I was patient and searched and searched and had conversations with music industry execs and of course they aren’t always about the artist best interests so I felt just stuck honestly! I knew without the right person on the legal side this dream is dead! Then I spoke with grant and that day everything changed not only did I have a lawyer that understood exactly what I was about but also my goals my fears of potential issues etc. Since we have become close I would say he is like family to us! I no longer have to worry about telling lawyers my story 100 times to read them and see if they actually care! I no longer have to worry about a lawyers agenda! I have found my lawyer for life and he’s the best in the world! If you were once like me get a little Grant in your life and reduce your own stress! Even if it’s a issue he isn’t equipment to handle cause legal borders of states or not his specialty. I know he will not only help find the right guy but also make sure he’s doing what he’s supposed to ensure my goals! If you think I’m lying my name is MK-ULTRA and I’m a musician look me up I expose lies of the world in many ways! Heck message me on my social media and I’ll confirm I wrote this myself! If you have read this whole message I thank you and I know you will love Grant and love his service to you and your family cause my stress turned into my family’s stress when parents are stressed kids are stressed period! End that for you and your family go to sleep knowing you have someone that truly has your best interest in their heart! And that will fight with you like a protective grandparent! Grant thanks again for all the help and hours and hours of dealing with my issues and handling them like they were your own! MK-ULTRA
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2019
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Landlord Tenant Issues
Mr. Grant provided me with an excellent consultation on my case and how I should proceed. He also pointed out a lot of Important information to assist me. His overall outlook on my issue provided me with a firm feeling that I can move forward with my case. Thanks for the assistance.
Posted by CHRIS | October 22, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
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 Judy Adams | October 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Grant David handled a recent real estate sale transaction for me. I was extremely happy with his representation. Grant David is very personable, knowledgable and most of all, very responsive to questions and concerns one may have while going through a complex transaction. All signed documents were promptly delivered to me both my hard copy and CD. I would highly recommend Grant David Van Der Jagt.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 475-875 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-55%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Judicial Oversight Member
  • Colorado Judicial Oversight Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Starzynski Van Der Jagt P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Special Investigator
  • Town of Monument
  • 2022 - 2023


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • MA - Masters
  • 2001
  • American Graduate School
  • MA - Masters
  • 2000
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
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Legal Cases

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


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Colorado chapter)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2022

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


  • United States Patent
  • Patents
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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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Patent application
Divorce and separation
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