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Our Attorneys

Dufford Waldeck offers clients skilled legal representation across a wide range of business and personal areas. The breadth and depth of expertise offered by our lawyers provide clients an extensive choice of services to meet their needs. We carefully select attorneys who bring unique interests and abilities to the firm, ensuring that every client is afforded choice, excellence, and dedication.

Our attorneys are active members of a variety of bar associations and other professional organizations. Many of them also contribute time and legal help to service organizations and projects that benefit the community.

Get to know our attorneys and their areas of practice by scrolling down this list or by browsing the links at the left.

Barbara R Butler

Barbara R Butler

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Business LawConservation EasmentConstruction LawEstate PlanningProbateProperty TaxesReal EstateTrials / Appeals / Litigation
Barbara enjoys meeting people and working on a wide variety of legal issues, including estate planning and probate matters. She is also well versed in real estate transactions, business formation, and property taxation. During law school, Barbara served as Editor-in-Chief... View Barbara's Profile »
William S DeFord

William S DeFord

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Trials / Appeals / Litigation
Willie is a trial lawyer with broad experience in real estate, commercial, and natural resource litigation. Willie has enjoyed success in several jury trials, bench trials, appeals, and judicial and administrative hearings representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Willie's trial practice focuses on commercial, real estate... View Willie's Profile »
Annie Deprey Murphy

Annie Deprey Murphy

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Construction LawReal Estate / Land Use / Zoning
Trials / Appeals / LitigationWills / Trusts / Estates
Annie Murphy is a partner at Dufford, Waldeck, Milburn & Krohn, LLP. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate, estate planning/probate, and civil litigation. She represents housing providers, tenants, owners, lessors, and property managers in litigation and... View Annie's Profile »
William HT Frey

William HT Frey

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Wills / Trusts / EstatesTax Law
Conservation Easement LawNatural Resources
Bill helps people plan to preserve and pass along their assets to their families and the charities they support. This planning involves lifetime gifting and sales of property, planning for the possibility of... View Bill's Profile »
Nathan A Keever

Nathan A Keever

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Municipal LawNatural Resources
Trials / Appeals / LitigationWater Law
Nate primarily assists farming and ranching families through effective negotiations of mineral leases, land use agreements, and water rights issues to ensure the ongoing and future value of their investments in their real property. Nate has proven extremely... View Nate's Profile »
Richard H Krohn

Richard H Krohn

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Commercial LawForeclosures
Real Estate / Land Use / Zoning
Rich helps clients with a wide variety of real estate matters. From large developers, lenders, and landlords to first-time buyers and FSBOs, Rich handles such issues as buying, selling, financing and leasing property, as well as securing entitlements, easements and... View Rich's Profile »
Michael A Kuzminski

Michael A Kuzminski

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Business LawCommercial Law
Real Estate / Land Use / ZoningNatural Resources
Michael's primary area of practice involves helping people establish new businesses. He enjoys spending time with small-business owners answering their questions and drafting the complex documents necessary to help shield them from liability and run their businesses more... View Michael's Profile »
Christopher McAnany

Christopher G McAnany

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Construction LawEnvironmental Law
Real Estate / Land Use / ZoningMunicipal Law
Natural ResourcesTrials / Appeals / Litigation
Chris regularly handles civil matters in state and federal courts in Colorado and Utah. His areas of emphasis include representing business and individual clients with natural resource... View Chris's Profile »
John Robert Pierce

John Robert Pierce

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Water LawEnvironmental Law
Rob's practice focuses on water-rights law and related issues. Rob has litigated before both the District Court and the Water Court and has successfully argued appeals before the Supreme Court of Colorado. Rob's clients include governmental entities such as water conservation districts, irrigation districts, and water and sanitation districts... View Rob's Profile »
Sam D Starritt

Sam D Starritt

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Trials / Appeals / LitigationLabor / Benefits / Employment
Professional MalpracticeReal Estate / Land Use / Zoning
Sam is an experienced trial lawyer with significant transactional experience, and he has negotiated many favorable settlements for his clients. He has obtained six-figure jury verdicts and... View Sam's Profile »

Of Counsel
Laird T Milburn

Laird T Milburn

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Trials / Appeals / Litigation
Laird represents people in commercial, personal injury, and professional malpractice litigation. He also mediates disputes involving most issues involving all areas of litigation. View Laird's Profile »
Jill T. Norris

Jill T. Norris

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Business LawCommercial LawConstruction LawLabor / Benefits / EmploymentMunicipal LawReal EstateWills / Trusts / Estates
Jill T. Norris's practice focuses on real estate matters, business transactions, special district and HOA representation. Jill recently moved to Grand Junction from Gunnison, Colorado where she was active in the community and served on the Board of Directors of Dos Rios Golf Club. During law school, Jill served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the Texa.... ViewJill's Profile »
Joseph H. Skinner

Joseph H. Skinner

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Wills / Trusts / Estates
Joe is a Colorado Native who has lived most of his life on the Western Slope. After obtaining his law degree he worked for the District Attorney's office as a trial deputy and then went into private practice. He has focused over time on land use and zoning issues, water policy issues, and recently Estate, Trust and Probate matters.... View Joseph's Profile »

Associate
Nicholas S Bjorklund

Nicholas S. Bjorklund

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Tax LawWills / Trusts / Estates
Nick is focusing on tax and estate matters at the firm. Nick graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law where he served as Articles Editor on the Editorial Board of the Wyoming Law Review. Nick graduated summa cum laude with his BBA... View Nick's Profile »
Jon T Burtard

Jon T. Burtard

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Business LawConstruction LawLabor / Benefits / EmploymentNatural ResourcesProperty TaxesReal EstateTrials / Appeals / Litigation
Jon’s practice focuses on civil litigation. He graduated in the top 15% of his class at Washington & Lee University School of Law where he served as Lead Articles Editor for the school’s flagship journal. His experience includes litigation on behalf of, and against, large national... View Jon's Profile »
Lauren F Johnson

Lauren F. Johnson

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Business LawCommercial LawNatural ResourcesReal EstateTrials / Appeals / Litigation
Lauren enjoys working on a wide array of legal issues, including litigation and transactional matters. Lauren graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law. During law school Lauren worked as a student intern for the Wyoming Attorney… View Lauren''s Profile »