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Nathan A Keever

Joseph H. Skinner

Of Counsel
Joined Dufford Waldeck in 2014



Wills / Trusts / Estates


Attorney Profile

Admitted to Bar
  • 1977 Colorado
  • 1977 Federal District Court
Education
  • JD 1976 – University of Colorado
  • BA, with Distinction 1970 – University of Colorado
  • Certified Mediator
Areas of Practice
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estates
Previous Community and Association Involvement
  • Colorado Economic Development Commission
  • Board of Trustees, Colorado Mesa University
  • 21st Judicial District Judicial Selection Committee
Other Involvement and Legal Activities
  • Colorado Legal Grievance Committee
  • Courthouse Relocation Committee
  • Western Colorado Community Foundation
  • Western Colorado Math and Science Center Board
  • Volunteer mediator for Small Claims Court
  • Business Education Foundation Board
  • St. Mary's Hospital Development Foundation Board
  • Hillcrest Ditch Company
  • Mesa County Water Association
  • United Way Information and Referral Board
  • Family Health West Foundation Board
  • Hilltop Foundation Board
  • Downtown Development Authority
  • Hospice of the Grand Valley Board
  • Attention to Youth Board
Publications
  • Colorado Lawyer, April 1995, "Avoiding Tax Liens on Trusts", with co-author Don Jordan
  • Colorado Lawyer, December 2004, "Trust Income: New Possibilities and Approaches," with co-author William H. T. Frey



About Joseph H. Skinner

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. He left private practice in 1993 and managed trust and financial services departments for banks in Grand Junction and was the Private Client Services Regional Manager upon his retirement in 2005. He then resumed the practice of law with a focus upon fiduciary issues and difficult probate cases. He is a certified mediator and has given many hours to public service and community betterment. He was recognized for these activities by the local Chamber of Commerce that named him Citizen of the Year in 2008. He has also taught legal education classes for lawyers and classes at Colorado Mesa University.


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