I am a second generation native Coloradan. My Colorado lineage dates even earlier as the famous frontiersman, Daniel Boone’s, oldest sister, Mary Boone, married Thomas Hartman. Thomas and Mary Hartman’s four sons settled on the western slope of Colorado. They are living in and around Saguache, Gunnison, and Montrose. To this day you can still find some of my relatives conducting business in Montrose, Colorado, on Main Street at Hartman Brothers. When I was four years old, my best friend, who remains my best friend to this day, announced that he wanted to be a pilot, which he did become. Right then and there, I knew it was important to decide what to do with my life.
I admired my vivacious father and decided that I wanted to be an attorney just like him. Apparently his personality had a great effect on my other siblings also three out of the five of us are presently practicing law. After graduating from high school in the Denver area, I attended a fine liberal arts school, Knox College of Gailsburg, Illinois. One of Knox College’s claim to fame is that this is where the fifth and last of the scheduled seven Abraham Lincoln and Douglas (full names should be here) debate was held. I graduated from Knox College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Spring of 1983 and began law school at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington that Fall.
I graduated from law school in the Spring of 1986 and immediately returned to Colorado to study for the Colorado Bar. I passed the Colorado Bar in August 1986 and was admitted to practice law in Colorado on November 14, 1986. I was fortunate indeed to have my father as my attorney “mentor.” I am practicing in our same law office at 3755 South Broadway, Englewood, Colorado. My father and I emphasized a people and family oriented law practice to include legal services such as divorce, family law, father’s rights, post-decree modification, parenting time, paternity, adoption, child support, and modification child support, child custody, misdemeanor and felony criminal law, drinking and driving-related charges, traffic matters, wills, estates, probate, bankruptcy, and personal injury claims. My father had a distinguished fifty (50)-year career as an attorney. Also, my father taught me to be a good listener and that an attorney should be a “servant of the people.” My goal as an attorney is to achieve the realistic objectives of my clients and to treat my clients as I would expect my clients to treat me if our roles were reversed.
I take great pride in my state and its people and I am here to serve you. If you need legal services ranging from child custody to bankruptcy, contact Hartman Law Offices at (303) 762-1525 for more information on how we can help you.