Richard Shaeffer Gast

Richard Shaeffer Gast: Attorney with Gast Johnson & Muffly PC


Dick Gast is a fourth generation Colorado lawyer who has been practicing law in Fort Collins since 1981. Dick’s practice focuses on real estate, banking, business and estate planning/probate.

Dick received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1978, and his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1981.

Assistant Editor, University of Colorado Law Review, 1980-1981. Colorado Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer, 1987. Larimer County Bar Association Professionalism Award, 2011. Colorado Lawyers Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF) Trustee, 1989-1995, President, 1993-1995. Fort Collins Area United Way Board of Directors 1991-1998, President 1996-1997. Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado Trustee, 2005-2012, Vice-Chair, 2007-2009 and Chair, 2009-2011. University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees, 2008-2014. Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" for Real Estate Law 2014-2017. Listed in "Colorado Super Lawyers" for Real Estate Law 2012-2017.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Real Estate
  • Banks and Banking
  • Business Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(970) 482-4846  Phone
(970) 482-3038  Fax
University Attended:
Stanford University, B.A., 1978
Law School Attended:
University of Colorado, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981, Colorado
Larimer County Bar Association (Chair, Young Lawyers Section, 1987-1988; Member, Legal Aid Committee, 1986-1991; Executive Committee, 2005-Present; President, 2008-2009); Colorado Bar Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1990-1991, 1997-1998 and 2006-Present; Vice President, 1997-1998; Real Estate Section Council, 1998-2004; Real Estate Section Council Chair, 2003-2004; Chair, Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, 1990-1991; Budget Committee, 1991-1992 and 1997-2000; Joint Management Committee, 2001-2006; Joint Management Committee Chair, 2003-2006; Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training Program 2007) and American Bar Association (House of Delegates, 2005-2011); Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission (Member, 2011-2012).
Birth Information:
Pueblo, Colorado
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (3 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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