Laurie A. Hunter, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University (B.A. 1975) and the University of Denver College of Law (J.D. 1981). Ms Hunter has been in private law practice in Denver since 1981. Ms. Hunter was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in 1998, and she serves on the State Laws and Digital Assets Committees.
Ms. Hunter is active in the Trust & Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and a frequent speaker on trust and estate issues. She was Chair of the Section (1997-1998), Secretary/Treasurer (1988-1989) and (1994-1995), and a Member of Council (1989-1990) and (2013-2015). Ms. Hunter was Chair of the Colorado Estate Planning (Orange Book) Forms Committee (2001-2002) and Chair of the Rules and Forms Committee (2013-2015). She serves on the Statutory Revisions Committee, Orange Book Committee and has served on the Uniform Trust Code Committee and the Uniform Probate Code II Steering Committee. Ms. Hunter was Co-Editor of The Green Book (1986-1996) and is author of CLE’s Gifts to Minors.
She is also the author of the annual updates to C. Jean Stewart, Colorado Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration Forms, published by LexisNexis (2007-2015). Ms. Hunter is active with other professional organizations, including the Women's Estate Planning Council [served as Co-Program Chair (2005-2006) and Secretary (2013-2015)]; the Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council; and DTC Chapter of Business and Professional Women (Secretary 2004-2006). Ms. Hunter is also active in the community, particularly with Girl Scouts (a leader for 9 years, and Unit Events Coordinator), Boy Scouts and Parker United Methodist Church.
Ms. Hunter’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration. Ms. Hunter has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, and is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and Colorado Super Lawyers. Ms. Hunter was also recognized by the Colorado Bar Association/CLE in Colorado, Inc. as a 2012 recipient of the Richard N. Doyle CLE Award of Excellence for her dedication and outstanding contributions to CBA/CLE programs and publications. Ms. Hunter received the R. Sterling Ambler Award in 2014 from the Trust & Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association for outstanding contributions to the trust and estate practice in Colorado. She was recognized in the inaugural 2015 edition of 5280 Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Trusts and Estates.