Steenrod, Schwartz & McMinimee, LLP is a private law firm that focuses on probate, including administration of decedent estates, probate litigation, conservatorships, trusts, serving as fiduciaries, estate planning, special needs planning and Medicaid issues. Melissa R. Schwartz, a partner in the firm, is Public Administrator for the City and County of Denver and Marcie R. McMinimee, also a partner in the firm, is the Deputy Public Administrator.  Founder, R.L. Steenrod, Jr., while a private attorney, was also the Public Administrator for the City and County of Denver from 1983 – April 2010.

There is a wealth of knowledge at Steenrod, Schwartz & McMinimee, LLP which comes from many years of practicing in the areas of estate, conservatorship and trust administration, as well as providing other valuable probate services. Accompanying this wealth of expertise is longevity of key personnel and adherence to core values on a professional, human, and business level. Our law firm is committed to handling legal services with honesty and integrity.

Legal Practice Areas

Estate and Trust Administration

The clients who come to us are going through one of the most traumatic times in their lives. The death of a loved one can be extremely distressing and confusing. This is the time when you need expert, targeted and specific advice.

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We represent individuals in matters related to the appointment of Conservators and Guardians, which are often referred to as protective proceedings.

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Special Needs, Long Term Care, and Estate Planning

There is a complex range of legal and practical questions that come into play when planning your estate including planning for the special needs of an individual and potential long term care concerns. These matters require careful and precise strategizing by an attorney to ensure that your goals and future needs are addressed efficiently.

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Probate Litigation

Our attorneys handle all aspects of probate, trust, and estate litigation, which can include Will contests, representation of a fiduciary who is being sued, or representation of beneficiaries who may be suing a fiduciary. We also handle protective proceedings, including contested guardianships and conservatorships, and other related matters such as financial exploitation.

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Contact Us

3773 Cherry Creek N. Dr.
Suite 775
Denver, CO 80209
Tel : 303-534-5100
Fax : 303-534-5186

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