M. Kent Olsen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Denver, CO

Law Offices of M. Kent Olsen
 | 650 South Cherry Street, Suite 525
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 303-329-4670
Fax: 303-329-4671
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Elder Law (30%)
Attorney Profile

The founding partner at the Law Office of M. Kent Olsen, M. Kent Olsen provides legal representation to those in the Denver metropolitan area who need advice or council regarding matters of probate litigation, estate litigation, trust litigation, estate planning, and probate and elder law. He also handles Medicaid and disability planning, business planning, and estate and trust administration.

Admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court of Colorado and the state of Colorado, Mr. Olsen earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in history in 1970 before attending the University of Denver College of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 1975. A former instructor at Denver Career College, he is a frequent lecturer for the Colorado Bar Association, where he is also a member of the rules and forms committee, the trust and estate section, and the statutory revisions committee.

Mr. Olsen is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Denver Estate Planning Council, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the Colorado Association for Homes and Services of the Aging, the Denver Bar Association, and the Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities. At the Denver Probate Pro Se Clinic, he has provided pro bono work for the last 12 years.

Mr. Olsen spent a decade as an appointed member of the Governor’s Commission on Life and Law; is a former board of director for Adult Care Management, Inc.; and is a former editor for the Colorado Lawyers: Estate and Trust Form and a co-chair of the Protective Proceedings Act Subcommittee.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (40%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)

Elder Law (30%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Kent Olsen

Admitted: 1975, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.mkolsenlaw.com/About/M-K-Olsen.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • President's Award - Adult Care Management, Inc.
  • President's Award - The Arc of Denver
  • Who's Who in American Law, 2009 - 2012
  • Who's Who in the World, 2003 - 2012
  • Who's Who in America, 2001 - 2012
  • Schenkein Distinguished Service Award - Advocacy Denver
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1989 - 2015
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Referee of the Denver Probate Court, 1983
  • Governor's Commission on Life and Law, Appointed Member, 1990 - 2000
  • Advocacy Denver f/k/a The Arc of Denver, Former President, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association, Member, 1982 - Present
  • Protective Proceedings Act Subcommittee, Colorado Bar Association, Former Co-Chair
  • Statutory Revisions Committee, Colorado Bar Association
  • Rules and Forms Committee, Colorado Bar Association, Former Chair
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 1975 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1975
  • Colorado, 1975
  • Member of Denver Estate Planning Council
  • Past Chair of the Colordo Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Adult Care Management, Inc. (Former Board of Director), Member, 1985 - 1995
  • Governor's Commission on Life and Law, Appointed Member, 1990 - 2000
  • Colorado Association for Homes and Services for the Aging, Member
  • American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Member
  • Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities (Former and Current President), Member, 1994 - Present
  • Denver Probate Pro Se Clinic, 2005 - Present
  • Voluteer speaker for the Colorado Gernontological Society

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Colorado Lawyer: Estate and Trust Form, Colorado Bar Association, Former Editor
  • Colorado ElderLaw - Legal, Financial, Medicaid, Health Education Network, 2008 - Present
  • Legal Aspects of Assisted Living Management , Colorado Gerontological, 1995 - Present
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Denver College of Law
  • Former Instructor for Paralegals/Advisory Board, Denver Career College
  • Frequent Lecturer, Colorado Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education

Representative Clients:

  • Central Missouri State University
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • AMG Trust Bank
  • American National Bank

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Member of Governor Roy Romer's Life and the Law Commission

Educational Background:

  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, B.S., Major: History - 1970

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Denver Estate Planning Counsel
  • First Judicial District Bar Assoctiation
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Office Location for M. Kent Olsen

650 South Cherry Street
Suite 525
Denver, CO 80246

Phone: 303-329-4670

Fax: 303-329-4671

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Last Updated: 10/9/2018

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