Carol Warnick - Holland & Hart LLP

Carol Warnick

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 303-295-8359

Ms. Warnick concentrates her practice in two related areas. One is estate and wealth transfer planning and administration, in which her clients include executives, owners of closely-held businesses, and families of significant wealth. The other is as a member of the firm's Fiduciary Solutions Group, in which she advises and represents individuals, corporate and individual fiduciaries, heirs, beneficiaries, and creditors in the resolution of probate- or trust-related disputes through mediation, arbitration, and litigation. She writes about fiduciary litigation and estate planning at Fiduciary Law Blog (

She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, in which she is an active member of ACTEC's Fiduciary Litigation Committee. She has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®, and was honored as one of Worth magazine's Top 100 Attorneys for two consecutive years. She has also been named one of Colorado's top 25 female Super Lawyers and is included in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. Ms. Warnick actively practices in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

Brigham Young UniversityBA 1973University of WyomingJ.D. 1991
Rocky Mountain Estate Planning CouncilUtah Bar AssociationWyoming Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association and Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Denver Estate Planning Council Salt Lake City Estate Planning CouncilJ. Reuben Clark Law Society, Denver Chapter Denver Bar Association

Client Comments

"As the head of the department, Carol Warnick has been exceptional in every respect. Her quick responses, especially during urgent/time sensitive situations, have been far above any other attorney I have consulted with during my 30-plus years in practice. She has managed and referred work to associates in a manner to expedite processing while containing costs. Her personal manner and interactions have been caring, sensitive, client centric, and professional. She has been easy to work with and made valuable contributions at every step of the process, as we served mutual clients for the 4-plus years we have known each other."

-Michael Roan

"I worked with several lawyers at Holland & Hart. Bill Schmidt is an amazing estate attorney who is one of the kindest men I have ever met. He worked so hard on my behalf and I learned so much from him about estate issues. I worked primarily with Rebecca Schroer and Kelly Dickson-Cooper in litigation, and they were amazing as well. All of their knowledge and expertise blew me away and I felt secure in how they would represent me. They knew the law forwards and backwards and also had tremendous insight in how to anticipate events that happened during the case. They all seemed to have so much experience in dealing with litigation and estate issues that I had complete trust in how they handled everything. One thing in particular that really touched me was their compassion. They genuinely cared about me and did the best job possible to help me. I would highly recommend all of them, and I have recommended them to other people I know who are dealing with similar issues."

-Anne Marie Hochhalter

Office Location

555 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202-3979
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Trusts and Estates of the Denver Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Trusts and Estates of the Denver Metro Area
Carol Warnick has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Carol Warnick has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Other Information

Gender: Female