About Pippenger Law

Personalized services at reasonable rates.


Pippenger Law is dedicated to simplifying the estate planning process and providing our customers with an accurate and dependable plan that they, and their survivors, can rely on.

We understand that estate planning is about “peace of mind.” As a client, you want to know that what you have worked for all of your life will be taken care of according to your needs and desires. Just providing you with a dependable plan is not enough, we also strive to explain the rules and tools involved with estate planning. Our goal is to help you understand how your estate plan can ensure that your goals are going to be met.

I’m Michael R. Pippenger

I started Pippenger Law in 2013 after years of working  in securities litigation law firms in Denver and Boulder.  While I had spent years working in litigation, estate planning has always been my passion (I was a T.A. for Trust & Estates at the University of Denver, during law school).  Today, my practice focusses almost exclusively on estate plan creation and counseling my clients on how to work through Colorado’s probate laws.  My background in finance has served me well in assisting my clients with understanding how they might best take advantage of their estate plans.



I worked as a litigation associate with Michaels Ward & Rabinovitz, LLP in its Boulder, Colorado office and before that with Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons, LLP (now Lewis Roca Rothgerber) in Denver, Colorado.  My passion is keeping my clients informed and aware so they can make the most educated decisions possible.

I earned my B.S. in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University in 1994. After spending a few years working for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., first as a broker and then as a team supervisor, I was afforded an opportunity to go back to school and study the law. In 2004, I earned my J.D. from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. I am admitted to practice law in Colorado. I am a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. I love living in Colorado and spending time with my wonderful family!

“Mr. Pippenger was quick, kind, and the opposing party was even happy to work with him.”

- Kimberly S., Broomfield, CO

"Michael was absolutely a pleasure to work with. Is very helpful , answered all our questions no matter how many we had. Overall great experience and highly recommend. "

Sam L.

"Dealing with creating a trust isn't fun. It's quite a bit of work and very morbid. Thankfully, I worked with Michael and he made the process pretty painless. He answered every single question quickly. We also did this during COVID and it was still efficient."

Ashley D.

"My wife & I worked with Michael Pippenger to update our Wills, Powers of Attorney and create a trust. Michael has a seamless process to thoroughly walk you through all possible considerations, he took the time to fully address all our questions and helped us to anticipate things we would not have otherwise considered. His personable approach throughout made us both feel well taken care of. "

Mark L.

"Michael is absolutely wonderful to work with and would highly recommend him to anyone. He is very good at explaining everything until you feel comfortable. He is very kind, professional and efficient. "

Nevan C.

"Working with Mr. Pippenger was a wonderful experience and i am glad to offer my highest recommendation. He helped our family set up a will and trust; he was thorough, thoughtful, and professional and helped walk us through every aspect of the process. "

Benjamin P.

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