In 1964, founding partner DJ Dufford began building the successful water, real estate, and agricultural law practice that would grow to become Dufford, Waldeck, Milburn & Krohn, LLP. From the start, Dufford's clients included some of the largest ranches in Mesa County. In 1978, William G. Waldeck joined the firm, bringing in some of the area's largest mining and water ventures as clients.
Dufford Waldeck's growth has kept pace with society's ever-increasing volume and complexity of laws and regulations. Our attorneys practice in the federal and state courts in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as in various administrative agencies. We support our research, preparation, and services with the latest technology and an expanding breadth of expertise.
An Array of Legal Tools at Your Service
Our firm's strength and reputation are grounded in half a century of serving the people and businesses of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. True to our founder's values, our attorneys are dedicated to the law, to their clients' best interests, and to providing exceptional, personalized service.
We offer clients solid expertise in business formation, civil trials and appeals, litigation, tort, products liability, oil and gas, real estate, land-use, zoning, water, mining, wills, trusts, estates, conservation easements, labor and employment, personal injury, professional malpractice, negligence, and federal and state taxation.
Keeping up with the latest in technology and access to legal resources is paramount at our firm. In addition, your primary attorney may consult with their colleagues to ensure you receive the best, all-around advice possible. The breadth and depth of experience and talent in our firm allow us to work professionally and smoothly as a team or as individuals, all concerned with doing the best job for you.
When You Contact Us
Our staff will respond to phone or e-mail contact as quickly as possible. We will gather information about your legal concerns and needs so we can direct them to the most appropriate attorney. Before we can establish an attorney-client relationship, we need to determine whether there is a conflict of interest in your becoming our client.
When You Become Our Client
Every member of our staff takes a personal interest in our clients. If you feel your legal situation is an emergency, we will do our best to help you as quickly as possible.
We will send you an engagement letter to sign that explains our fees and services, spelling out what you will and will not be charged for. If you accept those terms, we will begin working to help you resolve your legal issue.