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Who We Are

Stephen C. West

Of Counsel

In 1973 Steve left Virginia, where he was born and spent most of his time except during college, and moved to Breckenridge to begin the practice of law. Since that time Steve has been highly involved in local community affairs, both as an advocate for clients and as a participant in local government, including 16 years as Mayor of the Town of Breckenridge. He practices mostly in the areas of real estate and small business, with an emphasis on land use, development and real estate transactions from the very smallest to the very large and complex.

Education
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1973
  • Yale University, B.A., 1970
Admissions & Affiliations
  • State of Colorado, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1973
  • Colorado Bar Association
    Member: Sections on Real Estate, Corporation, Banking and Business Law
  • Continental Divide Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Member, 1971-1973 and Director, 1972-1973, Welfare Rights Project of the Legal Assistance Society
  • Instructor, Legal Aspects of Planning, University of Colorado at Denver, 1980
  • Municipal Judge, Town of Frisco, 1977-1984
  • Planning Commission, Town of Breckenridge, 1982-1984
  • Mayor, Town of Breckenridge, 1984-2000
  • Director, 1986-1990 and 1996-1997, Vice President, 1986-1987 and President, 1987-1990, Colorado Association of Ski Towns
  • Member, 1988-2000 and Chairman, 1989-1990, Summit Leadership Forum
  • Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, 5th Judicial District
Awards
  • Summit Foundation, Outstanding Board Member – 1999
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
  • Colorado Super Lawyer – 2006