Arlene S. Barringer



Denver, CO






Arlene practices in the areas of elder law, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, trust and estate planning, special needs planning, probate and trust administration, and fiduciary representation. She has a wide variety of clients including senior citizens, caring family members, professional fiduciaries, young families, beneficiaries and heirs. By providing necessary and useful tools and information, Arlene empowers her clients to make responsible decisions on their legal matters, their future and the future of their loved ones. She regularly gives presentations on estate planning, elder law and probate matters, and enjoys educating the public and legal professionals on these matters.

Areas Of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship Proceedings
  • Probate Administration and Probate Litigation
  • Incapacity Planning, Special Needs Planning and Medicaid
  • Fiduciary Representation


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Honors: Order of St. Ives
    • Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards (Contracts and Remedies)
  • Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • "Special Considerations in Personal Injury Settlements and Awards on Behalf of the Elderly and Disabled", Elder Law in Colorado, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc. (4th Ed. 2011)

Classes / Seminars

  • "Guardianships and Conservatorships", CLE in Colorado, Inc., Elder Law Basics, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • "Planning for Incapacity! Powers of Attorney and Protective Proceedings", National Business Institute, December 2012

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Co-Chair Elder Law Retreat (3 day advanced-level elder law conference in Vail, CO) 2012 and 2013;
  • Colorado Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Women's Estate Planning Council, Chair, Programs Committee
  • Estate Planning Council of Southeast Denver, Advisory Council Board Member
  • Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities, Member, Private Services Committee
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado
  • Denver Probate Court, Pro Se Court Volunteer Attorney
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Active Volunteer in School, Community and Church
  • National Charity League Board Member, Blue Sky Chapter

Practice Areas

Elder Law
Estate Planning
Probate & Estate Administration
Probate Litigation