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The partners at Dufford Waldeck announce the retirement of Rich Krohn effective August 31, 2018, and congratulate Rich on what can truly be called a successful career.  As Sam Starritt so eloquently stated when Rich officially informed us he was retiring:


"It’s never easy to say farewell to a long-standing partner of the firm.  Rich, you have been instrumental in our success as a firm, and your commitment to providing outstanding client service has helped us become a preeminent law firm.  Your knowledge and experience have guided all of us here. You will be greatly missed."


Rich spent his 42-year legal career at Dufford Waldeck and made a name for himself as the legal real estate guru in Colorado for his expertise in real estate transactions, business, and financing.  In addition to private clients, Rich has been the attorney relied upon by the Colorado Public Trustees, the Colorado County Treasurers, and the Grand Junction Housing Authority.


Due to his expertise and state-wide reputation, the governor appointed Rich to a second three-year term on the Colorado Real Estate Commission. He is also a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and past chair of the Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association.


Our firm prides itself on our attorneys’ depth and breadth of expertise. There will be no lapse in service to Rich’s clients who have already been paired with Jill Norris, or other attorneys in our office.  Jill has been working directly with Rich over the past three years in anticipation of this event. Like everything Rich did, his retirement was handled with vision, planning, and precision.


Although we will all miss having Rich in the office, he has well-earned the opportunity to devote all of his time to his family, grandchildren, traveling and writing. 


Thank you Rich for your tireless years of hard work and dedication. Congratulations and best wishes in retirement!



Richard H. Krohn


Retired Aug 31, 2018


Main: 970-241-5500


Joined Dufford Waldeck in 1977

Partner from 1980 to 2018







Admitted to Bar
1976 Colorado and US District Court of Colorado

JD 1976 — University of Colorado
BA 1973 — Brown University

Martindale-Hubbell Rating — AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help potential clients identify, evaluate, and choose the most appropriate lawyer to help solve their problem.

Real Estate Super Lawyer
Since 2006
Rich has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year since the Super Lawyers ratings began. This is a stringent, multifaceted ratings system that is recognized nationally by courts and bar associations for its accuracy and fairness.

Fellows in the Colorado Bar Foundation are lawyers in good standing of the Colorado Bar Association selected for their outstanding contributions to their communities.
Colorado Bar Foundation

Community and Professional Involvement

Appointed to Second three-year term on Colorado Real Estate Commission (till April 2019)
Colorado Bar Association
Mesa County Bar Association
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Colorado Bar Association, served as Chair of Real Estate Section; Legislative Policy Committee; Board of Governors; Executive Council
Continuing Legal Education in Colorado; served on Board of Directors and as President






Responsive. Experienced. Focused.   






2.1.17 — Rich Krohn has received the Legacy Partner Award from the Grand Junction Housing Authority.
12.5.16 — Rich Krohn presented with 2016 Richard N. Doyle CLE Award of Excellence
12.1.16 — DWMK 4th Quarter 2016 Newsletter
10.19.16 — Rich Krohn speaks at Public Trustees of Colorado Summer Conference
7.21.16 — Rich Krohn speaks at 34th Annual Real Estate Symposium
4.20.16 — Rich Krohn reappointed to Colorado Real Estate Commission
5.8.15 — Bill Frey and Rich Krohn Guest Speakers at the CLE Program "Foreclosure Law - All the Latest and Greatest"
4.1.13 — Richard Krohn Reappointed to Colorado Real Estate Commission
7.18.11 — Rich Krohn Speaks at Real Estate Symposium
6.30.11 — Rich Krohn Attends County Treasurers/Public Trustees Conferences
[DOC] Jan 2016 Newsletter & Scam Alert File Size 0.3MB

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