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Justin D. Cumming

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Justin Cumming's practice concentrates on agricultural law as well as real estate, probate, and tax litigation. Justin has significant litigation experience in fiduciary disputes, will and trust contests, real estate lawsuits, and corporate and partnership conflicts. He has litigated cases in over 40 counties throughout Colorado.

Justin is a fifth-generation Coloradoan who grew up on the family farm and ranch near Julesburg, Colorado.

More About Justin D. Cumming

Education

  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 1989
  • B.S., Colorado State University, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1989

Court Admissions

  • Colorado State Judicial District Courts
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • Colorado Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

Community

  • National Western Stock Show, Board of Directors
  • NWSS Executive Livestock Committee, Chair
  • NWSS Junior Livestock Auction Committee, Member
  • Colorado Cattlemen's Foundation, Board of Trustees, Chair
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member of Probate and Real Estate Sections
  • Colorado FFA Foundation, Past Chair
  • Agricultural Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, Past Chair

Honors & Recognitions

  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Probate Litigation, 2017-2020
  • 5280 [The Denver Magazine], "Top Lawyers" List, 2015-2020
  • Colorado Cattlemen's Association - Volunteer of the Year Award, 2018
  • Barrister's Best, Law Week Colorado, 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell, "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
  • Seven Lewis Roca Lawyers Recognized as Denver's Top Lawyers 2021
    5280 Magazine, 01/1/2021

Events

Justin frequently speaks on probate, real estate, and agricultural issues, including probate disputes, premises liability law, and easement litigation. In addition to speaking to ranchers, farmers, and other agribusiness owners, Justin has presented programs accredited for attorneys, real estate brokers, and accountants.

  • Speaker, "Farm and Ranch Estates - Bareback or Saddle Bronc Riding? How to Last Eight Seconds and Win the Go-Round," 39th Annual Estate Planning Retreat, June 2019
  • Co-Speaker, “Farm and Ranch Estates – Bareback or Saddle Bronc Riding? How to Last Eight Seconds and Win the Go-Round,” 2015 Regional Meeting of ACTEC (American College of Trust and Estate Counsel)
  • Co-Speaker, "Conservation Easements: Lessons Learned and What's Ahead," Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Symposium, July 2011
  • Speaker, "Ag-Recreation: Legal Issues and Trends," American Ag Lawyers Association Annual Convention, October 2005
  • Speaker, "Representing Producers with Farm Program Disputes in Federal Court," American Ag Lawyers Association Annual Convention, October 2002

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