Jonathan Culwell







Jonathan Culwell is an attorney practicing at the law firm of Glatstein & O’Brien, LLP. A native to Colorado, he has significant experience working with issues around mental health matters, including representing families and guardians as they attempt to seek involuntary treatment options for an adult individual, representing the rights of individuals with a mental health disorder, and providing counsel to families, guardians and conservators, and individuals for advance directive and estate planning needs. Additionally, he practices in guardianship and conservatorship, estate administration, and drafts estate plans. He assisted in drafting Colorado’s first Psychiatric Advance Directive law and the recognized P.A.D. form.

He enjoys skiing, gardening, and being outside with his family.

Areas Of Practice

  • Mental Health Law
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Guardianship & Conservatorship Proceedings
  • Probate and Trust Administration


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 2013
  • 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

  • Director, NAMI Colorado
  • Chair, Public Policy Committee
  • Member, Annual Conference Committee
  • Director, Colorado Guardianship Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Chair of Mental Health Subcomittee, Trust and Estates Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

Pro Bono Activities

  • Court Appointed Counsel in Mental Health for 2nd and 15th Judicial Districts NAMI Law Line for guardianship/conservatorship and Involuntary MH Treatment Senior Law Day, Ask an Attorney, many front range locations