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The partners at Dufford Waldeck announce the retirement of Bill Frey effective August 31, 2018. Bill moved with his family to the Seattle area in January of this year, and in Bill’s typically organized fashion, he started winding down his practice and ensuring a smooth transition for his on-going clients.


Bill has stated that “I practice inevitable law: I deal with death and taxes.” He has provided steadfast and practical advice in those two vital areas of law for 39 years.  Bill spent his entire legal career here at Dufford Waldeck, guiding his clients through some of life’s most difficult situations, managing much of the day-to-day business of the Firm, and mentoring younger lawyers.


Bill is known for his generosity and dedication to his community. Bill believed in the importance of passing on our knowledge to the next generation and his activities outside of the office reflect that sentiment through his teaching, writing, and volunteering.   He continues that spirit of volunteerism in his new community.


Annie Murphy and Barbara Butler have assumed responsibility for taking care of Bill’s clients.  They note that "Bill has been a rock here at the firm and in our community. He is already genuinely missed.  We now have the privilege of continuing to try to walk in Bill’s shoes and are committed to his tradition of providing outstanding legal services to our clients.”


We wish Bill all the best in his retirement and hope for many happy times with his family, grandchildren, and at the occasional soccer game.


William H.T. Frey

Retired August 2018

Main: 970-241-5500


Joined Dufford Waldeck in 1979







Admitted to Bar
1997 US Supreme Court
1980 US Tax Court and US Court of Federal Claims
1979 Colorado and US District Court, District of Colorado

JD 1978 — Rutgers School of Law - Camden (cum laude)
BA 1973 — Nyack College

Martindale-Hubbell Rating — AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
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Community and Professional Involvement

Colorado Bar Association
Mesa County Bar Association
Hospice Foundation Board
Colorado Bar Association, served as Senior Vice President
Colorado Bar Association, Executive Council, Taxation Section; served as Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer
Mesa State College, Instructor; Paralegal course in Decedents Estates
Colorado Bar Association Malpractice Prevention Seminars, Speaker


Responsive. Experienced. Focused.   






12.1.16 — DWMK 4th Quarter 2016 Newsletter
12.1.16 — Proudly sponsoring "Faces and Voices: Homeless in America"
2.1.16 — DWMK Quarterly Newsletter & Scam Alert
5.8.15 — Bill Frey and Rich Krohn Guest Speakers at the CLE Program "Foreclosure Law - All the Latest and Greatest"
7.11.13 — DWMK Attorneys and Staff Participate in Mesa County Pro Bono Project Fundraiser
6.24.11 — DWMK Partner, Bill Frey, Appointed to Hospice Board
7.1.11 — Estate Tax Reform (Sort of) Passes
7.1.11 — Living Wills Revived
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