Samuel J. Owen



Sole Practitioner
Golden, Colorado

SAMUEL J. OWEN founded Samuel J. Owen, P.C. in 1976 as a firm specializing in serving the estate planning needs of his clients. The firm’s practice consists of matters related to estate planning, probate, will and trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship issues and litigation in these areas.

Mr. Owen has practiced law in Denver, Lakewood and Golden for his entire career. He graduated from Drake University and received his law degree from the University of Nebraska. He is a member of the bar in Colorado, Nebraska, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Supreme Court. He is presently affiliated with the Denver Tax Association (President, 1982), Centennial Estate Planning Council (President, 1982), Colorado Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Section, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member of Colorado, Denver, First Judicial District and Nebraska Bar Associations.

Mr. Owen lives in Golden with his wife, Pat; they have two daughters and four grandchildren. His interests included reading, skiing, running, hiking and traveling.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1969
  • Colorado, 1970
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1969
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1975


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. – 1969
  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
    • B.A. – 1966
    • Major: Political Science


  • 1st Bank of Westland

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Denver Tax Association, President, 1982
  • Centennial Estate Planning Council, President, 1982
  • Colorado Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Section
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Nebraska Bar Association, Member