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Jeff Althaus


Jeff grew up in Iowa where he attended the University of Iowa as a Business/Marketing major and also obtained a certificate in Entrepreneurship. He is a Hawkeye, through and through. After undergrad, he attended law school in Minnesota at Hamline Law, graduated, and moved out to Thornton, Colorado. Don’t worry Broncos fans, he still loves the Broncos and would never cheer for the Vikings.

In his free time, Jeff loves to get out into the beautiful outdoors that Colorado has to offer. He skis, snowboards, hikes and loves to go camping and backpacking. Jeff also loves cheering on the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. He attends the Immaculate Heart of Mary church in Thornton and has a deep appreciation for people of all faiths.

Deeper Professional Background in Estate Planning and Probate

Mr. Althaus has worked for the Office of the Deputy Public Administrator in the past. This is a little known office that deals with complex probate, guardianship/conservatorship, and estate matters. While at this office, Jeff dealt with families tearing each other apart trying to fight for inheritances, and many other heart-breaking issues. Through this experience, he has developed a mission to make sure that no one has to end up in these situations. Through proper estate planning techniques these fights can be avoided, and so can court.

In order to spread the word about the importance of estate planning, such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney, Mr. Althaus wrote a book. It is called You Only Die Once and it reached the best seller’s list on Amazon Kindle. It has helped numerous people with very difficult conversations, and it may be able to help your family as well.

Mr. Althaus continues his passion for education as an adjunct professor at Colorado University's School of Law where he teaches Wills & Trusts to law students. Guiding people to positive outcomes and expanding knowledge is a huge passion for him.

If you have questions regarding your plan, or just want to reach out to chat, give Jeff a call. You can reach him at 720-547-2319.

Althaus Law was founded by attorney Jeff Althaus with the goal of allowing families to be able to plan for the future by utilizing proven estate planning techniques and taking advantage of applicable tax benefits. It was also founded with the goal of benefitting Colorado communities by always donating a percentage of profits to local charities and nonprofit organizations, a mission very close to our founder’s heart.

To learn more about your options for estate planning in the Thornton area, don’t be afraid to contact our law firm online. You can also call the firm at 720-547-2319.


  • University of Denver Sturm School of Law
    • LLM in Taxation
  • Hamline University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor 2011 – Cum Laude
  • University of Iowa
    • Bachelor's Degree 2007
    • Certificate in Entrepreneurship 2007


  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association
  • Rotary Club of Northglenn/Thornton
    • Board of Directors and Past President
  • Arc of Adams County
    • Board of Directors
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Inside the Orchestra
    • Past President and current fan



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Rising Star – Super Lawyers’ Award 2019 – 2021
City of Northglenn Nomination for Community Spirit and Rookie of the Year Awards
2021 Northglenn Business of the Year - Small Business Winner


You Only Die Once – A Guide To Estate Planning

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