Douglas J. Traeger

Douglas Traeger focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, and elder law. Douglas' practice has included administration and litigation involving probate and protective proceedings in a wide array of estates and trusts across multiple states and countries; often involving real and personal property, business interests, common law marriage issues, slayer statute issues, contested will and trust documents, and alleged acts and omissions of wrongdoing by fiduciaries of trust and probate administrations.

Douglas previously served as the Jefferson County (Colorado) Deputy Public Administrator, and as counsel for the Public Administrator. In these roles, he was appointed as a personal representative, trustee and conservator involving all aspects of disputes between family members, devisees, beneficiaries, alleged common law spouses, conservatorship and guardianship matters.

Additionally, Douglas’ past litigation experience includes the areas of personal injury, Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) litigation, and wrongful death matters.

Court Memberships

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Colorado 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2020
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2007-2019

Professional Affiliations

  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section; Statutory Revisions Committee; Probate Trial and Procedures Subcommittee
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado, Medical-Legal Partnership, Volunteer
  • Colorado Rush Soccer Club, Past Director and President
  • Denver Probate Court, Probate Pro Se Clinic, Volunteer
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, Co-Founder
  • Riverside Soccer Club, Riverside-Fort Logan Memorial Day Soccer Tournament, Past Director and President, Coach and Referee
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  • Denver

    1515 Wynkoop Street
    Suite 600
    Denver, CO 80202
F: 720.931.3201


Catherine Brunetti 


University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1972

University of Minnesota, B.A., 1968