James R. Wade was born in Denver, Colorado. He is a former judge of the Denver Probate Court and is author of The Colorado Probate System and Colorado Law of Wills, Trusts and Fiduciary Administration. His articles have been published in The Colorado Lawyer, the Colorado Estate Planning Handbook, Trusts and Estates, which is a national professional journal, and the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Journal.
Mr. Wade has taught Wills, Trusts and Estates both at the University of Denver and University of Colorado schools of law and was a visiting professor of law at the McGeorge Law School and a visiting adjunct professor at the University of Miami Law School Graduate Estate Planning Program. He has served as advisor to various national commissions on probate and trust law standards and is a member of the National College of Probate Judges, the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and a member of the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Estate and Trust Acts.
Mr. Wade's practice focuses on the areas of estate and trust planning, estate and trust administration, and estate and trust litigation. Mr. Wade has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, and is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and Colorado Super Lawyers.