The E.V. Dunklee Law Award as Outstanding First Year Law Student and Order of the Coif. Lecturer, Trusts and Estates, University of Denver, School of Law, 1988-1991. Member of the Board of Editors of the Colorado Lawyer 2014 - 2015, Column Editor, Trust and Estate Forum of the Colorado Lawyer, 1998-Current. Listed in The Best Lawyer in America, 1995—. Named in Colorado "Super Lawyers" Top 5% of attorneys under Trusts and Estates category in 2001, 2006 - 2012. Articles: Are You and Your Clients on the Same Estate Planning Path?, 7 JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL PLANNING 62 (1994); Avoiding Appreciation in Trust Assets Being Treated as Marital Property, 27 COLO. LAW. 57 (1998); The Imposition of Constructive Trusts and Other Concepts at Probate - Part I, 27, COLO. LAW. 41 (1998); The Imposition of Constructive Trusts and Other Concepts at Probate - Part II, 28 COLO. LAW. 49 (1999); Co-author, with David S. Anderson and Lindsey K. Warren, Claims Against an Estate for Care Rendered to a Decedent, 33, COLO. LAW. 93 (2004); Constructive Trusts, 146, No. 7, Trusts & Estates, 50 (2007); A Donor's Rights to Disposition of Assets Versus Undue Influence Protection, 39, No. 10, COLO. LAW. 47 (2010); Balancing Discretion to Give and Undue Influence Concerns, 38, No. 8, ESTATE PLANNING, 28 (2011).
Bar Fellowship: Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.