Patricia L. Clowdus – Shareholder

Patricia L. Clowdus practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, pre- and post- marital agreements, and guardianships and conservatorships. She is frequently engaged as an expert witness and acts as a private mediator.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements
  • Charitable Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Health Care Planning
  • Expert Witness engagements for matters involving estate and trust administration, estate planning and taxation, marital agreements, retirement planning, guardianships, conservatorships, and reasonableness of attorney fees
  • Private Mediator
  • Court appointed guardian ad litem

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado


  • University of Denver College of Law – 1984
    LL.M. – Taxation
  • University of Denver College of Law – 1978
  • University of Denver – 1972
    M.A. – Education
  • Grinnell College – 1970
    B.A. – English/Education

Select Publications

  • Managing Editor, Colorado Estate Planning Handbook, 1998 revised Edition
  • Contributing Author, Colorado Estate Planning Handbook: Estate Tax Marital Deduction
  • Contributing Author, Colorado Handbook on Elder Law: Estate Planning – Use of Wills

Select Presentations

  • Annual seminar in area of business succession and estate planning sponsored by Accountant’s Education Services and CPE4U Colorado.
  • “Estate Tax and Gift Tax Planning after the 2010 Tax Act,” Continuing Legal Education in Colorado Inc. (“CLECI”) Estate Planning Retreat, June 2011
  • “Colorado Elder Law 2006,” Health Education seminar, May 19, 2006
  • “HIPAA: Its Impact on Privacy and Confidentiality,” CLECTI April 7, 2005
  • “Setting up a Guardianship or Conservatorship in Colorado,” National Business Institute, September 2003
  • “The New Guardianship & Protective Proceedings Act,” CLECI Estate Planning Retreat, June 2002
  • “Planning with the Residence,” Elder Law Institute, University of Denver College of Law, September 1998
  • “Trust in Complex Estate Planning,” 45th Annual Denver Tax Institute, University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, July 1995
  • “Tax Considerations for Seniors,” National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Fourth Annual Institute on Elder Law, November 1994, New Orleans, LA

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Colorado Bar Association, Trust & Estate and Elder Law sections
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Denver Estate Planning Council

Recognitions/Positions Held

  • Chair Emeritus, Guardianship Alliance of Colorado
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell Rating, 5 out of 5

Find Us

Our Location

Robinson, Diss and Clowdus, P.C.
3200 Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 340
Denver, CO 80209

P: (303) 861-4154
F: (303) 860-8654

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