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Elizabeth puts the needs of her clients first. Many clients delay or dread scheduling an appointment to discuss the probate process, their estate plan, or marital agreement. Elizabeth guides her clients by listening, educating, and counseling them through the process and the decisions they make. Addressing client concerns is her first priority. This results in estate plans, marital agreements, and representation specific to her clients and their goals.

Elizabeth and her paralegal, Kaitlyn, work closely together as a team. Their approach is organized and efficient. They promptly respond to all client matters and provide document drafts in a timely manner. Their goal is to make the process as smooth as possible and leave clients with the peace of mind they deserve.

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Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth Howard, founding partner and owner of the Law Office of Elizabeth Howard, focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and representing clients in the preparation and review of premarital and marital agreements.

Elizabeth has spent her entire career advising individuals on highly personal matters related to their livelihoods, families, and finances. These experiences have proven essential in her estate planning practice. As both a previous family law attorney and litigator, Elizabeth brings a unique skillset to her estate planning and administration practice. As a prior family law attorney, she has an in-depth understanding of the legal issues pertinent to the preparation and review of marital agreements. Additionally, while a litigator, Elizabeth spent several years representing health care providers in malpractice and licensing board matters. Her prior litigation experience has provided Elizabeth with the ability to identify potential issues and draft clearly written documents that can be easily followed and administered.

For many of her clients, setting up an estate plan is a task that has been placed on the back burner for years. Elizabeth takes great pleasure in guiding her clients through the estate planning process and providing a sense of accomplishment and relief to those clients when they have completed this important family and financial planning task. Throughout the process, Elizabeth prides herself on her ability to convey complex legal issues in an understandable form to her clients.

Elizabeth is an active member of the Colorado legal community having served as Past President and current Executive Committee member of the William E. Doyle Inn of Court and past board member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. She also served as a mentor through the University of Denver Sturm College of Law mentoring program and volunteer for Metro Volunteer Lawyer’s estate planning legal clinic.

Elizabeth graduated from the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law in 2009 where she graduated eighth in her class (top 3%). Before entering into private practice, she clerked for the Honorable Russell Carparelli of the Colorado Court of Appeals.

While not practicing law, Elizabeth spends her time long-distance running, reading, traveling, and being with her husband, three daughters, and English bulldog.

Awards and Recognition

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2022 in the area of estate planning and probate


Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018


Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017


Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016


Professional Associations

William E. Doyle Inn of Court

Executive Committee, Immediate Past President

(July 1, 2021-July 2022)

Executive Committee, President

(July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021)

Executive Committee, President-Elect

(July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020)

Executive Committee, Treasurer

(July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019)

Executive Committee, Secretary

(July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018)

Executive Committee, Member

(July 1, 2016-Present)

Colorado Women's Bar Association

(July 1, 2016-Present)

Board of Directors, Co-Chair Professional Advancement Committee

(May 2016-May 2018)

Board of Directors, Co-Chair Convention Committee

(May 2018-May 2019)

Membership Committee Member

(May 2014-May 2016)

Judicial Nominating Committee Member

(May 2013-2014)

Colorado Bar Association (Trust and Estate Section), Member

Denver Bar Association, Member

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Kaitlyn serves as the firm’s paralegal. She works closely with clients throughout every step of the estate and trust administration process.

Kaitlyn graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University’s Honors College. She spent several years working in Fairfax, Virginia before moving to Colorado with her husband in 2019. Kaitlyn has extensive customer service, office management, and administration experience and has been working as a paralegal since 2021. She aids with the daily operations of the firm and assists clients with estate and trust administration as well as the preparation of estate planning documents.

Kaitlyn was born and raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania, but now calls Aurora, Colorado home. She lives there with her husband, son, and cat. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys paddleboarding, hiking, and frequenting national parks. She and her husband are slowly trying to make their way to all 63 in the U.S. She has also recently gotten into pickleball thanks to her husband who was born on Bainbridge Island, where the game was invented. When not exploring outdoors, Kaitlyn enjoys leisurely nights at home with a good board game.

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