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Jacob Rupp-Zimmerman

Jacob Rupp-Zimmerman

Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Phone:
970-460-6529
Fax:
970-797-6816
E-mail:

I have lived in Colorado most of my life and am dedicated to serving individuals, families and small businesses in Northern Colorado. I have been dedicated to Fort Collins since I attended Colorado State University to receive a B.A. in Philosophy, graduating cum laude. I then attended the University of Denver School Sturm College of Law for my law degree.  Folloiwing law school, I decided to study tax law, an area of law that many family law and banktupcty law practitioners neglect to their detriment.  I studied for and obtained my L.L.M. in Taxation through the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program.

I've always preferred to pave my own path and run my own business - a characteristic that I bring to the practice of law. For example, before becoming a lawyer, I founded and ran a consulting business where I wrote briefs, motions, pleadings, and advice memos for lawyers. I helped several lawyers develop the theory of their case, and advised them strategically on how best to proceed for their clients.  This helped me to understand how to be a lawyer, and I have operated my own practice from the day I was admitted to the Colorado State Bar. 

My primary practice focus is on Family Law and Bankruptcy Law, though I will represent clients in other disputes from time to time (such as landlord/tenant, real property disputes, commercial contract litigation, and probate litigation).  I find that keeping my focus on Family Law and Bankruptcy Law helps me to excel in those areas, and I better serve my clients in turn.   

I believe solo practice lawyers and smaller firm lawyer do a better job of serving their clients, which is why I chose to remain solo. During my live, I  have had the opportunity to observe the team-lawyer approach at large firms and find the whole process to be inefficient and unnecessarily wasteful of the client's money. As a solo-practitioner, I have the opportunity to meet my client, stay in contact with my client, and actually care about my client, while keeping my work efficient and saving my client some money.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Family Law (Divorce, Parental Responsibitiles, Modifications, Adoptions, etc)
  • 40% Bankruptcy
  • 3% Probate Litigation
  • 4% Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • 3% Other Litigation and Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • L.L.M. Taxation, University of Denver Graduate Tax Program

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Colorado

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D.
    • Law Journal: Transportation Law Journal
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    • B.A. (Cum Laude)
    • Major: Philosophy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2007 - 2009
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2006 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Low Income Tax Clinic at the University of Denver, 2010
  • Street Law - Helping to Educate Single Mothers About the Law, 2007

Ancillary Businesses

  • Tax Preparation
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