David has been a partner at Kottke & Brantz, LLC since 2011. His practice focuses on estate planning, probate and estate/trust administration.
David received the prestigious AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell in 2023, recognizing that he is part of an elite group of attorneys who have been rated highly by their peers as having Very High Ethical Standards and an A grade (4.5 or higher).
As a Boulder native, David has a lifetime of experience living and working along the Front Range. He has strong roots within our community, including work as an adjunct professor for the University of Colorado School of Law and support of many local non-profits. When he is not in the office, David spends most of his time with his wife, Carly, and their two daughters, Samantha and Carina. He also enjoys rooting for his local sports teams and hiking, camping and skiing in the Colorado high country.
David currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Thorne Nature Experience (2019–present), serving as Board Chair (2021), and on the Governance & Nominating Committee for The Community Foundation Boulder County (2021–present). David also previously served on the Board of Trustees for The Community Foundation Boulder County (2010–2018), serving as Board Chair (2016–2017), and on the Guiding Coalition of the Boulder County Circles Campaign (2012–2016).
JD University of Colorado School of Law, 2006
BS University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, 2000
Recognized in the 30th Edition of "Best Lawyers" for Trusts & Estates work
Co-Author – Chapter 33 “Asset Protection,” Colorado Estate Planning Handbook (2013–present)
Adjunct Professor – Wills and Trusts, University of Colorado School of Law (Spring 2019)
Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating - 2023
Rising Star in Estate Planning & Probate, Colorado Super Lawyers® Magazine (2016 ‑ 2018)
Boulder County Leadership Fellows (2009–2010)
Boulder County Estate Planning Council
Boulder County Bar Association; Taxation, Estate Planning and Probate Section
Colorado Bar Association; Trusts and Estates Section
American Bar Association