Patrick R. Thiessen
Patrick Thiessen is a member of the Colorado Lawyer advisory board. He has served on the board since July 2015.
Hometown: Hutchinson, Kansas
Law School: University of Colorado Law School
Lives in: Arvada, Colorado
Works at: Frie, Arndt & Danborn, P.C. in Arvada, Colorado
Practice Area(s): Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning
CBA Member Since: 2008
Describe yourself in five words.
Husband, father, attorney, runner, friend.
Why did you become a lawyer?
I respect the rule of law and wanted a challenge.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Work hard and be humble.
What is one of the most positive experiences you’ve had as a lawyer?
Over another party’s objection, I was able to ensure that a funeral home followed a Colorado Holocaust survivor’s directive to be buried in Israel before sunset on the Sabbath. The burial happened with less than two hours to spare!
What do you like the most about your practice area?
It sounds trite, but I love the people. It never ceases to amaze me how much elder law and probate are about...