Tracy has practiced law for almost 30 years. She is an experienced litigator, investigator, negotiator, and planning attorney. She acquired these skills in a long career that includes almost 12 years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas, 10 years investigating and aiding in the litigation of securities violations with the Enforcement Division of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Denver, Colorado, and over 6 years in private practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, probate and elder law. She earned her bachelor’s in business administration, with a concentration in International Business, from the University of Texas at Austin and worked with an international tile manufacturer and importer before entering law school and earning her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston. As a lifelong learner, Tracy is constantly seeking new experiences and new information. She regularly attends legal and financial seminars, workshops, and conferences in order to provide her clients with cutting edge legal and planning strategies.
n 2011, Tracy opened her own law practice near her home in Westminster, Colorado as a way of combining her desire to protect families and individuals, especially elders, from exploitation and injustice, and developing relationships within her local community. Her practice focuses on estate planning Will and Trust-based estate plans; Medicaid planning; guardianship and conservatorship matters and uncontested probate and trust administration.
Tracy comes from a large military family. By the time she was 12, she and her family had lived in three countries and five states and she had attended 6 different elementary schools. These early experiences instilled a love of travel, languages, and foreign cultures in Tracy and her three siblings. After her father retired from the Air Force, her family settled in Tyler, Texas, where Tracy graduated from High School. During college, at the University of Texas, Tracy spent a year abroad as an exchange student in Germany. Her love of skiing and hiking brought Tracy to Colorado, where she met her husband. She and her family moved to Westminster in 2001, where she is involved in family, community and outdoor activities.
Memberships and Associations
1989 licensed to practice law in Texas (currently inactive); 2009 licensed to practice law in Colorado; Colorado Bar Association (CBA) — Elder Law, Trusts, and Estates; the Adams/Broomfield County Bar Association and national estate planning and elder care organizations- WealthCounsel, Inc.
Training and Continuing Legal Education
National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Trial Skills and Deposition courses, the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) 40-hour mediation course, the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals (CCDP) Level One collaborative law training, Northwestern University’s Securities Law Training Course (2005). Tracy has also completed hundreds of hours of continuing legal education, through national and local courses, seminars, symposiums, updates and self study in the areas of estate planning and elder law, including courses related to: Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and VA benefit planning, disability planning, tax planning, probate and trust administration, and competency issues in civil and criminal law involving seniors and disabled individuals.
Other interest and activities
Tracy fills any free time she can find with family activities. She is an avid skier, hikers, and outdoor enthusiast. Her volunteer experience includes mentoring youth in the Denver metro area through Friends for Youth; coaching high school students for Mountain Range High School’s Mock Trial Team. When time permits, Tracy still enjoys travel, languages (conversational Spanish and German and Italian), book club, and spending time with family and friends.