Byron K. Hammond, a resident of Denver, is a seasoned attorney and adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver.
Byron’s law practice includes various aspects of estate planning, Trust drafting and administration, estate tax issues, and probate administration.
In his 19-year career as a law professor, Byron has taught courses in Trusts and Estates, Health Law, and a nationally recognized Elder Law Seminar. He has published several papers germane to his areas of expertise and has chaired and participated in many legal conferences.
His personalized approach to legal life planning includes Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Estate Tax Planning, and Probate. His practice also includes protecting a client’s pets with proper estate planning, including Pet Trusts.
“What I bring to this practice is my desire to connect on a personal level with each client,” Byron explains. “I want to spend the time necessary for understanding my client’s specific needs and life priorities. With that information, I can create an affordable, customized estate plan to meet their specific legal needs.”
Byron was born in Kansas and earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Wichita University. He attended law school at Washburn University. After moving to Denver in 1995, Byron practiced law in estate planning, later becoming a partner in a firm emphasizing estate planning, elder law, and Medicare compliance. He received his Master of Law in Taxation (LL.M.), attending the University of Denver (DU).
In 2001, Byron was selected to be an adjunct professor at DU teaching Trusts and Estate law. His role was later expanded to teaching Healthcare Law, and he has served as an interim director of the law school’s Wills Lab program.
Byron is licensed to practice law in the states of Colorado, Missouri, and Kansas. In addition, he is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
“My reason for starting this solo law practice is to continue my lifelong desire to help people,” Byron says. “I’ve found that people have always been comfortable confiding in me. That’s very important when we’re discussing such personal and sensitive topics as planning for death or incapacity, Trusts for children, etc.”
Byron offers an initial, complimentary, consultation to assess a client’s needs.