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Who We Are 2018-08-03T18:14:56+00:00

Meet Maren Skulborstad

Who am I?

  • I’m a true Colorado native. I was born, raised and educated in our great state and I am proud to work helping Coloradans with their unique legal needs. As an avid outdoors person, I love to camp, country dance, fish, and horseback ride
  • I’m a true litigator. 90% of my career has been devoted to litigation practice. I’ve appeared and argued before many Colorado courts, including the Court of Appeals. I am just as comfortable in the courtroom as I am when I sit down to counsel my clients. I treat each matter with care, and I pride myself on my negotiation skills. I have experience negotiating excellent results for my clients.
  • I have an 8.3 rating on the legal website Avvo and 7 years of experience working in Downtown Denver as a 17th street lawyer. Now, I am bringing that experience to the Western Slope where people value spending more time making connections and enjoying Colorado life.

What’s My Mission?

My mission is to bring my years of experience practicing law in downtown Denver to The Skulborstad Legal Group, LLC. I proudly chose to call this place home, and I value being a resource for people in our community. My mission is to advocate for my clients as they navigate the difficult emotions that dominate many cases. I understand how intimidating and overwhelming the legal system can be. I want to take on your legal burdens so you can concentrate on what matters most: taking care of yourself and your loved ones. We can work together to make sure that you end up happy, healthy and free from the burdens that are weighing on your mind.


“My favorite part of my job is helping my clients go up against other attorneys. I love making sure that my clients have the representation they need and deserve. I love being an advocate.”

-Maren

Where’s My Focus?

My focus is always on my clients. Every client and case are different. I do the things that make a difference: I pick up the phone, I answer your emails, and I give it to you straight. I am deeply drawn to the emotional aspects of family law, personal injury law, and wills, trust & estates. I want to help your family with legal services during difficult or exciting times. I also take pride in helping people protect themselves and get justice in court as a civil litigator. That’s why I love this work.

When Did I Get Started?

I have been an attorney since 2009. My entire practice has been in the state of Colorado. 90% of my career has been litigation practice.

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Why hire me?

Because I go the extra mile. Because I love interacting with people. Because good people need to know they have the right person in their corner. Because I want you to give you the same great experience as my other clients:

“I hired Maren to help me with a real estate banking matter. I needed help immediately. She was able to gather all required information, draft a letter, get it delivered, and saved my you-know-what just in the nick of time. Her arguments against my opponents were stellar, and turned my whole case around, putting me in the position of power. I am usually averse to hiring attorneys, and feel they cost a lot of money, but Maren was worth every penny and more, I was happy to pay her bill. I have used Maren’s services since then and will continue to do so.”

“The last five years my marriage being filled with turmoil, I decided that enough was enough and filed for divorce in July of 2013. After filling the initial paperwork; and getting a stack of paperwork that looked very challenging. I knew I needed legal assistance.
So like any good consumer I started interviewing attorneys. Looking at experience, pricing, and number of cases they handle. After interviewing several lawyers I found Maren Skulborstad…While talking with Maren, I found her to be much different from the other attorneys I had spoken too. Maren actually took the time to listen to everything I was saying. (Without interrupting me, like the other lawyers did.) She addressed each concern I brought up and also raised a few other points that I had not even considered. Most importantly she spoke in terms that I could understand and never used “Legal ease” on me.
While going through the steps of the divorce Maren and her paralegal stayed in contact with me on a regular basis. Which is very refreshing, to be honest. All too often I hear people talking about their lawyer and how they never hear anything. Maren is the opposite of that. She does and will keep you informed on everything she has done and is planning to do for you. Another great thing about Maren is she takes time to help you understand each step of this very difficult legal process.
In closing, I also have to point out that Maren is very aggressive in her legal representation. She is not afraid to get in the trenches with you or for you when needed. So if you want a very good attorney at a fair price I would recommend Maren.”

ADMISSIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. – May, 2009
    • Honors: Student Attorney, University’s Criminal Law Clinic
    • Law Review: University of Denver Water Law Review, Staff Editor, 2008
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – December, 2004
    • Honors: Dean’s List and National Political Science Honors Society
    • Honors: Interned for the Colorado 64th General Assembly for
      Senator Shawn Mitchell – Awarded a Certificate of Commendation
    • Honors: President, National Political Science Honors Society
    • Honors: Political Science Club, Founder
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Spanish

EDUCATION

  • Colorado Bar Association, Admitted 2009
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
      • Colorado Bar Association – May 2007 to present
      • Family Law Section, March 2009 – Present
      • Mesa County Bar Association , October 2017 – Present
      • Douglas / Elbert County Bar Association, May 2009 – October 2017 (-2011)
      • Denver Bar Association, July 2012 – July 2016
      • 1st Judicial District Bar Association,  July 2013 – July 2014
  • Pro Bono Activities
      • Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project, August 1, 2011 – August 2017
      • Metro Volunteer Lawyers, May 1, 2009 – August 2017
      • Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans, August 1, 2011 – August 2017’
      • The Pro Bono Project of Mesa County, August 2017 – Present
  • Published Works
    • Colorado Water Law Superconference, University of Denver – Water Law Review, March, 2008

We are experienced litigators.

We bring the 17th Street Denver law firm experience to our two offices in Colorado Springs and Castle Rock. Our years of experience make us comfortable standing up for you in the courtroom. We are also at home at the negotiation table. Now, we work exclusively with the families, individuals and small businesses. We are serious litigators who help Coloradans face the situations that keep them up at night. When you’re hit with life-changing events, we can help. If you face divorce, serious injury, a real estate purchase, or the death of a loved one, we are on your side. Contact us….

What We Do   

We work in the fast-paced legal areas you need

If you are considering hiring a lawyer, we know that you have an issue that is probably causing you stress. It could also be costing you considerable time and energy. We have a passion for representing hard-working families, individuals, and businesses. Learn more….

Where We Work   

Colorado Bar Association

 Value

Our goal is to provide superior service with your budget in mind.

We get it. No one wants to burn money on legal fees.

That’s why Skulborstad Legal Group, LLC is committed to offering you a great value without sacrificing quality. Because our practice was created specifically with our clients in mind, our fees are set with our regional market in mind.

Because one size does not fit all, we get creative when it comes to helping you afford the help you need. We offer:

  • Unbundled Legal Services–Need assistant on an as-needed basis? Our unbundled options allow you to customize your experience.
  • Fixed Fee options–Know exactly what to expect.
  • Advisory opinions–Let’s have a sit down that will give you a game plan when you leave.
  • Mediation services–Mediation can keep hourly fees under control.
  • No nickel and diming–We are upfront about all of your costs, so you can choose the course that best suits your budget.
  • Our billing is straightforward and easy to understand.  Contact our law firm in Colorado Springs and Castle Rock, Colorado for an initial consultation.
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Our Promise To You

We want you to be happy to pay your bill. Really.

Our promise to you is to provide service that you will be happy to pay for. Your results are our success, and our mission is to give you the best representation possible, no matter how big or how small your case may be.