Mr. James P. (J.P.) Stouffer’s legal practice is concentrated on estate planning and administration, business planning, and real estate.

In real estate, Mr. Stouffer counsels clients on both residential and commercial purchases and sales, including title work. This is often done in conjunction with his estate planning and administration practice, which frequently involves creation and sale of entities, distributions of assets and other related undertakings. His clientele consists of entrepreneurs, farmers and ranchers, executives, retirees and young families. Mr. Stouffer’s approach to estate planning is to emphasize listening and thoroughly understanding the client’s needs and objectives, then provide them with the information and strategies they need to reach those goals.

Mr. Stouffer’s legal career began as a clerk with Judge Robert Foley of the Oregon Court of Appeals, after which he practiced for three years with a large law firm in Portland. In 1973, he moved to Colorado and has practiced law in the Denver area ever since.

Speaking to community groups on wills, trusts, and estate planning is one of Mr. Stouffer’s favorite activities. He understands the desire of the public to be better informed on estate planning issues, and thus frequently shares his knowledge with interested organizations. Additionally, he has presented seminars and taught courses for insurance companies on estate planning matters.

Mr. Stouffer is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and currently serves as a member of the Title Standards Committee of the Real Estate and Titles Section of the Colorado Bar Association.


  • Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin, 1969
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1966


  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America – Trusts and Estates – 2010 through present
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV Preeminent


999 18th Street
South Tower/ Suite S-3100
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 861-8888
Direct: (303) 309-2360