303-534-5100

Admissions:
State of Colorado: October 15, 1973
United States District Court for the District of Colorado: October 15, 1973

Education:
Lafayette College, B.A., English, 1965
University of Denver, College of Law, J.D., 1972

Bar Admissions:
State of Colorado: October 15, 1973
United States District Court for the District of Colorado: October 15, 1973

Practice Areas:
Probate and Estate Administration; Probate Litigation; Conservatorships, Trusts and Guardianships, and arbitration and mediation in all these areas.

Former Referee and Clerk of Court:
Probate Court, City and County of Denver, 1979-1983. Presided over approximately 1000 hearings in a five-year period as the Probate Referee.

Private Practice:
Administered well over 5,000 probate Estates, acts as an expert witness in probate litigation particularly in the area of fee disputes, acts as a Special Master on probate matters by Court appointment, teaches Colorado Continuing Legal Education courses on probate topics and lectures nationally for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys' Academy and for the Law Education Institute at their National Continuing Legal Education Conference.

Professional Associations and Activities:

  • Professional Service: Denver and Colorado Bar Associations: Probate and Trust Law Section: Secretary and Treasurer, 1986-1987
  • Colorado Lawyer Column Editor, 1988-1989
  • Chairman Probate and Trust Law Section, 1992-1993
  • Member Statutory Revisions Committee, 1983 to the present
  • Member Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors, 1993 to the present
  • Co-Chairman of the Uniform Probate Law Committee for the Colorado Probate and Trust Law Section, 1992-1995
  • President of the Colorado Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 1995 to the present (NOTE:Chapter inactive in Colorado)
  • Author, Probate Practice and Estate Planning, Chapter 101, Guardianships, Krendl's Colorado Methods of Practice , 1983 to 2001
  • Update Author, Probate Practice and Estate Planning, Chapter 100, Conservatorships, Krendl's Colorado Methods of Practice, 2002 to present
  • Clerk, Probate Master and Referee of the Denver Probate Court, 1979-1983
  • Public Administrator, City & County of Denver, 1983 to 2010
  • Colorado Bar Association Executive Council, 2000-2001
  • Vice President of the Colorado Bar Association, 2000-2001
  • Elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust Estate Counsel, 2002

Civic and Charitable Activities:

  • Colorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited: State Council Chairman (approximately 1976 to 1978); and received the highest service award for the State of Colorado, "The Silver Trout Award" in 1978.
  • In-line Muzzleloading Education Association of Colorado, Mr. Steenrod, created this organization in 1998 and led a successful effort to reverse an ill-advised decision by the Colorado Wildlife Commission banning In-line muzzleloading rifles for hunting in the muzzleloading hunting season in Colorado.

Military:
Military Service: United States Army 1965-1968, Captain, Infantry, Airborne, Ranger, and Aviator (reconnaissance pilot). Flew in support of Special Forces in the Vietnam Conflict 1967-1968. Decorations include: Vietnam Service Medal, Air Medal with 26 Clusters, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Silver Star.

Membership:

  • Denver and Colorado Bar Associations (Member, Probate and Trust Section; Secretary and Treasurer, 1989-1987; Editor, 1988-1989 Chairman, 1992-1993, Board of governors, 1993-current)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (President, Colorado Chapter, 1995-current
  • Vice President of Colorado Bar Association, 2000-2001
  • Elected Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2002

Peer Recognition:

R.L. Steenrod Jr.
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