Jeff Althaus runs an estate planning and probate law firm in Northglenn, Colorado. Formerly, Jeff was a lawyer at the office of the Deputy Public Administrator in Adams County where he handled numerous guardianship and conservatorship matters, as well as complex probate issues. While at this office, Jeff dealt with families tearing each other apart trying to fight for inheritances, and many other heart-breaking issues. Through this experience, he has developed a mission to make sure that no one has to end up in these situations. It was at this office that he was first introduced to ARC, as they did amazing work supporting individuals with IDD both in and out of the courtroom. He is very excited to play a more integral role in the organization moving forward!
Jeff is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Adams/Broomfield Bar Association and has received the AVVO Client’s Choice award for both probate and estate planning six years in a row. He has also received the Super Lawyers designation for the past 3 years, the Rock Star of the Rockies award from the North Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the firm was selected as the Northglenn business of the year in 2021.
In order to spread the word about the importance of estate planning, such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney, Mr. Althaus wrote a book. It is called You Only Die Once, and it reached the best seller's list on Amazon Kindle.
Jeff grew up in Iowa where he attended the University of Iowa as a Business/Marketing major and also obtained a certificate in Entrepreneurship. He is a Hawkeye, through and through. After undergrad, he attended law school in Minnesota at Hamline Law, graduated, and moved out to Thornton, Colorado. Don’t worry Broncos fans, he still loves the Broncos and would never cheer for the Vikings.