Jonathan Culwell

Jonathan Culwell

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

Jonathan practices in the areas of wills and trusts, powers of attorney, and other estate planning tools to help people care for themselves and loved ones. A natural complement to such planning is representing individuals in conservatorship and guardianship proceedings. He especially enjoys working in the interest of persons with mental illness, their families, and other vulnerable or exploited persons. He takes court-appointed civil matters in mental health, select civil litigation matters, and appeals from probate matters.

Jonathan also understands that one of the most difficult challenges facing Colorado residents today is housing. When paired with disability, mental illness, or even a simple desire to age in place, housing can provide issues people are unprepared to address. Whether representing a co-housing developer to create a co-housing community or a tenant to keep her lease active, Jonathan combines a collaborative approach with his understanding of the many ways the law can support or erode a person's need for housing.

When Jonathan is not practicing law, he is volunteering at his downtown church, gardening, or playing in the great outdoors with his wife and two children - especially free-heel skiing.

Areas of Practice

  • Mental Health Law
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Guardianship & Conservatorship Proceedings
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Landlord Tenant and Common Interest Community Law
  • Probate Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Law Review: Water Law Review, Articles Editor
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2004
    • Major: English, Creative Writing
    • Major: Communication


  • Program Chair, Quarterly Mental Health Series: Continuing Legal Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Trust and Estates Section
  • Board Member, Colorado Guardianship Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • JeffCo Senior Law Day