AMY SYMONS

As a lawyer, Amy helps families and individuals plan for the future. Since 2001, she has practiced in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, gift and estate tax, and charitable giving. Her clients are new parents, parents with a special-needs child, individuals who recently lost a loved one, same-sex couples, professionals, business owners, seniors, and those contemplating end-of- life decisions. Before founding The Law Office of Amy E. Symons, LLC, she worked as an attorney with Holland & Hart in Colorado Springs, Davis Graham & Stubbs in Denver, and Ross, Marsh & Foster in Washington, DC.

Amy is a Denver native with Colorado ancestors who have been engaged in local politics, business, journalism, and ranching since the late nineteenth century. She is a proud East High School graduate. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Diego in 1996 and a law degree from The George Washington University Law School in 2002. After realizing the coasts had nothing on Denver, she opted to return home and, in 2008, earned a Master of Laws degree in taxation from the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program where she is currently an Adjunct Professor who teaches Estate and Gift Taxation. Amy is active in the Trust and Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association (CBA), the Women’s Estate Planning Council, and the Probate Section of the El Paso County Bar. In addition to her practice area, she is also passionate about the opportunities afforded to a solo practitioner and a small business owner. As such, she is a member of WOLF (Women Owned Law Firm) Pack of the CBA, serves as Treasurer of the CBA’s Solo–Small Firm Council, and encourages her students and other solos to take advantage of the Solo-Small Firm Section member benefits. The Denver Business Journal recently named Amy to its “Forty Under 40 Class of 2014” recognizing her entrepreneurial leadership and individual community involvement. She was selected to participate in the Denver Metro Chamber's Leadership Denver program and graduated with the class of 2015.

Amy has long been connected to the Denver and Colorado Springs communities and beyond. Her volunteerism has ranged from Big Brother Big Sister commitments since college, working with women and children in Kenya and India during a year sabbatical in 2005-06, and serving in a chair position for the Junior League in which she established and coordinated numerous member volunteer opportunities in the Pikes Peak region. She served as a volunteer, advisory board member, board member, and officer of Starlight Children’s Foundation from 2008-14. The organization’s mission of serving seriously ill children provided Amy with a familiarity that enhanced her special-needs planning services. Helping those in our homeless community is also a priority for Amy that she fulfilled by serving a monthly meal at The Gathering Place, staying overnight at churches with the Women’s Homeless Initiative, and volunteering with Project Homeless Connect. Amy served as the Bylaws Coordinator for the Junior League of Denver and drafted revised Bylaws for the organization providing her with valuable insight into the governance of non-profit corporations.

 

“After losing my husband, I was confused about everything including what legal steps I needed to take. I found Amy to be patient, kind, and compassionate and took the time to answer all my questions and address all my concerns. After we finished the probate process I asked her to help me with a new will.”

– Winnie F.