Kayla R. Nelson

Kayla R. Nelson

Denver, Colorado
866-745-6359 (Toll Free)

Kayla represents individuals and families in the areas of Estate Administration, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, and Estate Planning.  Family disputes cannot always be avoided.  However, Kayla believes her most important role as an attorney is to provide clients with information about the processes and options that they face. 

Kayla is currently Secretary of the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.  She is a member of the Spanish Speaking Lawyers' Committee of the Colorado Bar and Women's Estate Planning Council.  Kayla has spoken to the public and the Colorado legislature on Estate Administration and Estate Planning topics.  She regularly volunteers with Metro Volunteer Lawyers' Power of Attorney Workshop, which provides powers of attorney to low income seniors in the Denver metro area.  Kayla brings to her practice 2 years of experience with a Colorado Public Administrator.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Estate Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Elder Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2013


  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Public Interest Law Certificate
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
    • B.A. - 2010
    • Honors: Graduated with Distinction in University Honors
    • Major: Government
    • Major: Law & Society
    • Minor: Spanish


  • “Advanced Directives: Taking Control,” Co-Presenter, 2014
  • "Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts & Your Property," Denver's Senior Law Day, 2015
  • "Decedent's Estates & Probate Administration," 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Secretary, 2014 - 2017
  • Colorado Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Spanish Speaking Lawyers’ Committee
  • Women's Estate Planning Council
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals

Pro Bono Activities

  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers' Power of Attorney Workshop, Volunteer Attorney, 2015 - Present
  • Senior Law Day, Volunteer, 2014 - Present
  • Denver Concert Band, Board Member and Member, 2013 - Present
  • Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center, Volunteer Guardian ad Litem, 2014 - Present