Charles C. Spence

Charles Spence is a partner in the law firm of Maynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel, LLP. He practices in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, business transactions and planning, tax, and trust and estate litigation.


  • University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, LL.M. (Masters in Taxation)
  • University of Tulsa, College of Law, J.D., with honor
    • Production Editor – Tulsa Law Journal
    • CALI Award for Excellence – Jurisprudence
    • Phi Delta Phi – Legal Honor Society
  • Austin College, B.A. in Business Administration

Associations and Honors

  • Treasurer, Elder Law Section Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association, 2015-2017
  • Director and Budget Officer, New Mexico Elder Law Section, 2017
  • Member, Colorado Supreme Court Probate Rules and Forms Committee
  • Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Colorado Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Regulation
  • Member, New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, New Mexico Supreme Court
  • Past President, Southwest Colorado Bar Association
  • Past Vice-President, 6th Colorado Bar Association District
  • Past Member, Colorado Bar Association Executive Council
  • Past Member, Colorado Bar Association Nominating Committee
  • Past Member, Colorado Bar Association Budget Committee
  • Graduate, Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training Program (COBALT – 2014 Class)
  • Fellow Emeritus, Colorado Bar Foundation
  • Past President, Eastern Idaho Estate Planning Council
  • Past Member, Denver Estate Planning Council
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • Designated as an Accredited Estate Planner® by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils*
  • Member, Wealth Counsel®
  • Member, Business, Elder Law, Estate & Trust, & Tax Sections of the CBA
  • Board Member, Durango Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, City of Durango Community Relations Commission

Admitted to Practice

  • Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

* Colorado does not certify attorneys as “specialists” in any field