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News Release: Strong growth at The Germany Law Firm, P.C.

News Release: Strong growth at The Germany Law Firm, P.C.
Contact: Amy Tallent, The Tallent Company, [email protected], 720-460-1826

For immediate release (Erie, Colorado) – This past year, The Germany Law Firm, P.C. has been privileged to continue providing incomparable service to an increasing number of clients and has also added four dedicated, passionate attorneys that are ready to help clients secure peace of mind by planning for the future. The firm invites you to meet its multiple new team members below.

Amy Wegner Kho: 

Amy Wegner Kho received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boise State University. She received her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and is licensed in both Colorado and Idaho. Ms. Kho, in addition to specializing in elder law, probate, and estate planning, has practiced in the areas of local government law, real estate, and natural resource law.

Ms. Kho’s interest in estate planning is rooted from her childhood spent on her parents’ Oregon cattle ranch, where she saw many families ripped apart because no will or estate plan had been put in place. After witnessing the heartbreak of historic farms and ranches sold to intestacy battles or estate taxes, she discovered that her deepest desire is to help families create estate plans to respectfully ease the transfer of assets after death.

Laura Glaze:

Ms. Glaze has over seventeen years of experience as an attorney and has concentrated her practice in the area of wills, estates, guardianships, conservatorships, and probate litigation. She also represented clients in commercial transactions, real property title correction work, and bankruptcy proceedings. As a Special Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Glaze represented the Mississippi Division of Medicaid as both in-house counsel and as a litigator in provider termination administrative hearings and appeals.

In 2011, Ms. Glaze was elected by her peers to the office of President of the Capital Area Bar Association – the largest volunteer bar association in the State of Mississippi – after serving as chairman of committees and on the Board of Directors. She was also elected by her peers to serve as a Commissioner for The Mississippi Bar in 2013.

Ms. Glaze is also no stranger to community support and actively volunteers in numerous community activities. She has served on the Board of Friends of Children’s Hospital, volunteered with reading programs at elementary schools, participated in Habitat for Humanity building projects, volunteered with Soldier On, and has served as co-chair of the USA International Ballet Competition Arts & Lecture Series committee.

Since moving to Colorado, Ms. Glaze has served as a judicial law clerk in the federal courts and joined The Germany Law Firm to continue her work in the areas of estate planning, elder law, and probate administration and litigation.

Patricia Rankin: 

Ms. Rankin received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and her law degree from Creighton University School of Law. She is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association and has spent several years serving as a law clerk specializing in all aspects of the probate area to multiple district court judges in local jurisdictions. She also practiced in the areas of family law, insurance subrogation, and EEOC claims and is currently serving on the 17th Judicial District Senior Law Day planning committee.

Ms. Rankin’s interest in estate planning stems from courtroom observations of guardianships, conservatorships, and estate administration disputes. In many instances, the families experience long lasting effects from their grief. She is focused to assist families in creating estate plans to prevent the family anguish which occurs when there is no plan in place to care for aging family members or for managing an estate when they become deceased. She has experienced firsthand from her own family the challenges which arise for family in making care decisions, when the elderly are diagnosed with debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s and Dementia.

Jeff DeVoss: 

Jeff DeVoss received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kansas. Upon graduation from law school, he relocated to Denver and entered private practice with an emphasis in litigation, handling cases before civil, appellate, criminal, and administrative tribunals. His practice also encompassed estate planning, entity formation, and transactional matters.

In the early 2000’s, Mr. DeVoss transitioned from the active practice of law into the corporate arena serving law firms and corporate legal departments with the management of their electronic document needs in support of litigation, investigatory, and compliance matters.  He developed an expertise in various legal technologies and their application to the collection, identification, and handling of electronic evidence (eDiscovery). Through this experience, he became adept at understanding the needs and demands of establishing and running a business, including support services, staffing, logistics, operations, finances, marketing, as well as client acquisition and retention. During this time, Mr. DeVoss was never far from the practice of law handling a handful of legal matters while remaining active in the Colorado Bar Association and other professional organizations.

His interest in special needs and estate planning was borne from his care and support of his special needs son. With both a chromosomal and genetic disorder, his son has required lifelong planning and creative legal solutions to ensure his care and well-being. Through facing these challenges, Mr. DeVoss has been on a journey similar to many of our clients and has developed an empathetic approach to estate planning, probate, guardianship/conservatorship, and elder law, especially working with families and other interested parties to provide legal services due to a family member with special needs, whether from birth, a traumatic life event, or aging.

Mr. DeVoss remains active in the legal community as a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Arapahoe Bar Association, and the Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court. Within the CBA, Mr. DeVoss is a past and current member of the Elder Law section as well as a past member of the Disability Law, Trust & Estate, and Litigation sections.

Owner and lead attorney Susie Germany states, “I feel extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated and talented team with a commitment to assisting clients in challenging situations and striving toward resolution of their legal issues.”

To learn more about The Germany Law Firm, P.C. including its services, staff and contact information, please visit www.coelderlaw.net.

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