Frank J. Danzo, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Denver, CO

Chayet & Danzo, LLC
 | 650 South Cherry Street, Suite 710
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-355-8500
Fax: 303-355-8501
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (70%),
  • Elder Law (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

As an attorney with Chayet & Danzo, LLC, Frank J. Danzo III represents the rights of clients throughout the state of Colorado. He focuses his practice on estate planning and administration, elder law, real estate transactions, asset protection planning and business planning. Mr. Danzo's cases routinely involve the following matters: Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning and veterans benefits, legacy planning, trusts, wills, powers of attorney, guardianships, disability and special needs planning for adults and children, asset protection planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and representation of fiduciaries.

After graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in political science, Mr. Danzo went to the University of Colorado Law School, where he graduated early, and received a Juris Doctor.

Mr. Danzo was inspired to seek a career in law after watching his family members struggle with the effects of a tragic car accident involving his aunt, who was in a coma for 10 years. He works with clients to help them understand the importance of making tough decisions before they are needed. Over the years, he has handled over 1100 administrations of estates and trusts and prepared over 5,500 estate plans for clients. His adherence to ethics and his legal skills have earned him the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell.

When he is not working with clients, Mr. Danzo spends a great deal of time promoting the importance of estate planning through spoken lectures and publications. He appears on radio and television and in person at local colleges, financial institutions and other associations. Mr. Danzo is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has provided pro bono services for many organizations in Colorado, including the Guardianship Alliance of Colorado.

* AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (70%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Elder Law (30%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

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About Frank Danzo, III

Admitted: 1996, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.coloradoelderlaw.com/Attorneys/Frank-J-Danzo-1444...

Honors/Awards:

  • Continued award, 10.0 Top Rating, AVVO, 2019
  • Continued award, AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbel, 2019
  • Continued award since 2015, 10.0 Top Rating, AVVO, 2017
  • Continued award, 10.0 Top Rating, AVVO, 2018
  • Continued award, AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbel, 2018
  • Continued award, AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbel, 2017
  • Continued award, FiveStar Estate Planning Attorney, FiveStar, 2017
  • Continued award, Five Star Estate Planning Attorney, FiveStar Professional, 2018
  • Maintained highest possible rating, AV Pre-eminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Maintained Highest Possible Rating, AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Achieved top 4% of Estate Planning Attorneys in Colorado for Five Star Wealth Advisors as seen in 5280 Magazine and ColoradoBiz Magazine., Five Star Estate Planning Attorney, 2015
  • Achieved the Highest Rating 5.0 AV with the oldest Attorney Rating service Martindale Hubble, AV 5.0 Highest Rating, Martindale Hubble, 2012
  • Top 3% of Estate Planning attorneys in Colorado., Five Star Estate Planning Attorney, 5280 and Colorado Biz Magazines, 2014
  • Maintained highest possible AV rating for 2015, Martindale Hubbell AV, 2015
  • Maintained highest possible rating, AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2017
  • Top 4% of Estate Planning attorneys for 2011., Five Star Award, 5280 and Colorado Biz Magazines, 2011
  • Voted by clients in the top 4% of Estate Planning attorneys in the State of Colorado for the third year in a row., Five Star Award, 5280 Magazine/Colorado Biz Magazine, 2012
  • Maintained highest possible rating, AV Pre-eminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • For the seventh year in a row was named a Five Star Top 4% of Attorneys, Top 4% of Attorneys by Fivestar Awards, 5280 and Colorado Biz Magazines, 2016
  • Top 4% of all Estate Attorneys in Colorado., Five Star Wealth Advisor, 5280 and Colorado Biz Magazines, 2010
  • Recognized in the Top 4% of Estate and Trust Attorneys in 5280 Magazine and Colorado Biz Magazine for the fourth year in a row, Top 4% of Estate Attorneys, Five Star Awards, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Bar Association, 1996 - Present
  • Member, Denver Estate Planning Council, 2000 - Present
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Trust and Estate, and Elder Law Section, 1996 - Present
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 2006-Present
  • Member, Denver Bar Association, Trust and Estate, and Elder Law Section, 1996 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Guardian,The Guardianship Alliance of Colorado
  • Lawline 9; Tom Martino Troubleshooter Radio Show; Haystack TV; Aspen TV; Vail TV; Senior Law Day; Jumpstart; Fiscal Fitness and many other free teaching events for seniors around Colorado, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Continued to co-author since 2010, Author, Elder Law Handbook Planning for Child w Special Needs Chapter, CBA CLE, 2019
  • Continued to co-author book since 2010, Author, Medicaid Secrets, 2019
  • Continued to co-author since 2010, Author, Elder Law Handbook Planning for Child w Special Needs Chapter, CBA CLE, 2018
  • Continued to co-author Chapter since 2010, Author, Planning for Child w Special Needs, CBA CLE, 2017
  • Co-Authored the Chapter on Special Needs Planning for the Colorado Elder Law Handbook 2011, Author, Colorado Elder Law Handbook--Chapter on Special Needs Trusts, Colorado Bar CLE, 2011
  • Continued to co-author book since 2010, Author, Medicaid Secrets, 2015
  • Updated the 2012 Chapter on Planning for Children with Special Needs, Co-Author, 2012 Colorado Elder Law Handbook, Colorado Bar Association, 2012
  • Co-Authored the book Medicaid Secrets for Colorado, Medicaid Secrets, 2010
  • Co-Authored the book Medicaid Secrets for Colorado, Medicaid Secrets, 2011
  • Co-Authored the book Medicaid Secrets for Colorado, Medicaid Secrets, 2012
  • Co-Author, "How to Protect Your Family's Assets From Devastating Nursing Home Costs--Medicaid Secrets"
  • Co-Author, "Planning for Special Needs Children" Chapter in the Colorado Bar Association’s Colorado Handbook of Elder Law
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection, Fiscal Fitness Workshop, 2012
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law Wills & Trusts, 2011
  • Estate and Asset Protection Planning, Seniors Helping Seniors, 2011
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection, Opportunities in the Current Market, 2011
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection, Green Mountain Optimist Club Meeting, 2011
  • Estate and Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning and Asset Protection, 2011
  • Updated the Colorado Elder Law Handbook Chapter on Special Needs Planning, Author, Colorado Elder Law Handbook, Colorado Bar Association, 2013
  • Updated the Chapter on Special Needs Planning, Author, Colorado Elder Law Handbook, Colorado Bar Association, 2014
  • Co-authored the Book Medicaid Secrets, 2015
  • Updated the Colorado Elder Law Handbook Chapter on Special Needs Planning, 2015
  • Featured speaker at the Colorado Jumpstart Coaltion Teacher Workshops, 2015
  • Featured speaker at the Great West Life Insurance Company Retirement Planning Classes, 2014
  • Featured speaker at multiple Denver Housing Authority employee Estate Planning workshops, 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Frequently invited guest lecturer on Estate Planning all around the State of Colorado with over 950 speaking engagements over the years with excellent reviews., 1999

Educational Background:

  • University of Colorado, B.S. in Political Science

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Estate Planning Council
  • National Academy Of Elder Law Attorneys
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Office Location for Frank J. Danzo, III

650 South Cherry Street
Suite 710
Denver, CO 80246

Phone: 303-355-8500

Fax: 303-355-8501

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Last Updated: 6/28/2019

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