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  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    3 years
  2. Business: 25%
    3 years
  3. Elder Law: 25%
    3 years
  4. Tax: 15%

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Maynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel, LLP

835 East 2nd Ave.
Suite 123
Durango, CO, 81301-5488


NMAuthorized to practice law201605/24/2016
WYAuthorized to practice law199908/28/2016
IDAuthorized to practice law199908/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
GraduateColorado Bar Association Leadership Training Program (COBALT)2014
Elected FellowColorado Bar Foundation2013
Graduate - 2011 Class MemberLeadership La Plata2011
CALI Award for Excellence in JurisprudenceUniversity of Tulsa College of Law1997
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor SocietyUniversity of Tulsa College of Law1997
Tulsa Law Journal - Production EditorUniversity of Tulsa College of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMaynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel, LLP2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Probate Rules and Forms Committee, Colorado Supreme CourtMember2016 - Present
Executive Council, Elder Law Section, Colorado Bar AssociationTreasurer2015 - Present
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Colorado Supreme Court, Office of Attorney RegulationMember2015 - Present
City of Durango - Community Relations CommissionBoard Member2013 - Present
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2012 - Present
National Association of Estate Planners and Councils Inc.Accredited Estate Planner2012 - Present
Colorado Bar Association - Business, Elder Law, Trust and Estates, and Tax SectionsMember2005 - Present
Executive Council, Colorado Bar AssociationCouncil Member2014 - 2015
Colorado Bar Association - CBA President Nominating CommitteeMember2014 - 2015
Southwestern Colorado Bar AssociationPresident2014 - 2015
Colorado Bar Association - Budget & Planning CommitteeMember2014 - 2015
Colorado Bar Association 6th DistrictVice-President2014 - 2015
Southwestern Colorado Bar AssociationVice President2013 - 2014
Southwestern Colorado Bar AssociationSecretary-Treasurer2012 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1998
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Austin CollegeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law in the TrenchesSWCBA - Elder Law - Medicaid Long-Term Care Planning2015
Durango Chamber of Commerce - Lunch and LearnBusiness Succession Planning - Lunch and Learn2015
San Juan Community College - Business Succession SeminarBusiness Succession Planning2014
Fort Lewis College - Business Succession SeminarBusiness Succession Planning2014
San Juan Community College - Business Succession SeminarBusiness Succession Planning2013
Fort Lewis College - Business Succession SeminarBusiness Succession Planning2013
NBI - Continuing Legal EductionNational Business Institute - Estate Administration Procedures2012