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Chris Mahre grew up in farm country in central Washington State where his parents grew Concord grapes, mint, and raised beef cattle. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in 1986 and a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law in 1990. In Washington, Chris served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for eight years and was a candidate for District Attorney and State Representative. Chris entered private practice in Washington, and after operating his own solo law practice for three years, moved to Grand Junction, Colorado in 2001 with his wife and two boys.
In Colorado, Chris has focused on building a thriving legal practice, bringing on two associate attorneys to provide a wide array of legal services. Chris’ emphasis is in elder law, providing legal services for estate planning, estate litigation, conservatorships and guardianships, probate, and will contests. Chris also handles civil litigation matters and personal injury claims.
Chris is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado and Mesa County Bar Associations, the Colorado West Estate Planning Counsel, Grand Junction Downtown Rotary Club, and past member of the National Ski Patrol.
Chris is dedicated to providing legal help to those in need, setting an example for his associates and staff for hard work and honesty in the pursuit of serving others.
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I've work with and against Chris on several legal matters. He has always been responsive, professional, and skillful in his representation of clients. He is quite knowledgeable, and his experience and work ethic make him one of my "go to" attorneys for referrals.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Silver Sponsorship Award Certificate of Appreciation||Senior Law Day Conference Committee||2016|
|Managing owner||Chris Mahre & Associates||2005 - Present|
|Attorney||Chris Mahre Attorney at Law||2001 - 2002|
|Associate Attorney||Brown and Brown, PC||2001 - 2005|
|Associate||Law Offices of Ed Putka||1999 - 2001|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Cowlitz County Prosecutor's Office||1993 - 1999|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Yakima County Prosecutors Office||1991 - 1993|
|Associate||Talbott, Orlandini and Waldron||1990 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mesa Library District||Board of Trustees||2016 - Present|
|Mesa County||Mediator of Small Claims Court||2013 - Present|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Colorado Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Mesa County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Colorado West Estate Planning Counsel||N/A||N/A|
|Grand Junction Downtown Rotary Club||N/A||N/A|
|Grand Junction Habitat for Humanity||Board of Directors||2002 - 2003|
|Longview Rotary Club||Board of Directors||1999 - 2001|
|Estate of Elma Barslund||Resolved completely in favor of client both at trial and on apeal..|
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|The Beacon Senior News||Bargain or Blunder / Planning Your Estate||2009|
|Family Law and Estate Matters Newsletter||Insights Regarding the Intersection of Family Law and Estate Matters||2006|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Oregon State University||N/A||Bachelor of Science||1986|
|Senior Law Day||Titling Your Assets||2016|