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Why RKV Law

Why We Are Different

People come to attorneys for advice and assistance on complex issues. Clients want a lawyer who listens, understands, and solves their problem. People want results. In today’s economy, people are also searching for value. Given how easy it is for the modern consumer to compare restaurants, cars, or skis, prospective legal clients should demand more information before selecting an attorney. Unfortunately, the legal profession has historically been slow to adopt change.

Seeking to fill that void, RKV Law takes a novel, transparent approach to practicing law in Vail, Aspen, and the high country. Ask around and do your research – we’re confident that you’ll find our experience comforting and philosophy a breath of fresh air. We take the long view on life. Below are a few ways we are different than the rest.

A Law Firm by Locals for Locals

We live in a unique place. Business and life are different in the mountains than on the Front Range. We enjoy the benefits of living in a vibrant, small community where we frequently bump into each other at the grocery store or on the street. Complex business deals involving millions of dollars are brokered while skiing, hiking, or playing golf. People in need of an Aspen lawyer or Vail attorney should demand sophisticated work with a small-town touch.

At RKV Law, we leverage our relationships and the distinct aspects of our communities to move mountains for our clients. We are familiar faces in the courthouses in Aspen, Glenwood, and Eagle. We know the names of the receptionists at other law firms and the clerks for the local judges. Our results speak for themselves.

We are also active leaders in the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys. Like our clients, we value civic engagement. We are members and leaders of a variety of local organizations. We take on pro bono cases for the less fortunate because we recognize our responsibility as lawyers to serve the public. RKV Law takes the long view on living and practicing law in the mountains.

A Different Kind of Law Firm

We believe the practice of law has dramatically changed in the last few years — this is the New Economy. We use cutting-edge technology to enhance efficiency and accessibility. Our model is built on the premise that clients want high-quality service and results with minimal fluff. We purposefully keep our overhead low by operating with minimal internal infrastructure and support staff. Clients of RKV Law benefit from these savings. They work directly with us to efficiently solve their problem.

We are also dedicated to a healthy, collegial work environment. Our model takes into account the varying lifestyle and family needs of 21st Century life in the Central Rockies. By focusing on a true partnership, we are more productive and responsive to our clients’ problems.

Fewer Clients, Better Lawyers

We take on fewer clients than other firms for a variety of reasons. First, we take great pride in our work. We have been recognized by our peers and former clients for our ability to handle complex matters. Look around. See what our former clients say about our work. It is an honor to receive awards, win trials, and hear our clients rave about us. But our awards, victories, and recognition are only possible because we have the time to think about the nuances of each case.

Second, relationships matter. We have families of our own. We are better attorneys because we can rely on the support and love of our family. Moreover, we are able to spend the necessary time to truly listen to our client’s needs and solve the problem. Many of our clients become personal friends after our work is done.

Finally, by limiting the number of clients we accept, we are accessible. At RKV Law, you will be working directly with us; not a faceless associate or secretary. We answer our phones and respond to your emails. If an emergency comes up, we’ll be there for you.

I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man’s milk, & restorative cordial. – Thomas Jefferson


We are committed to providing value to all clients throughout their journey with us to the summit. RKV Law is focused on moving mountains for its clients that justifies the cost of sophisticated legal services.

We are a law firm built for the 21st Century. We use cutting-edge technology that allows our firm to operate efficiently without unnecessary expenses. Our firm is lean and nimble. You should be paying for a lawyer’s advice and work-product, not his inflated overhead. Our clients benefit from our transparent, attractive, and convenient billing methods. You will not be nickel and dimed for long-distance phone calls or other add-on services. RKV Law considers flat-fee, tiered billing, and alternative fee arrangements in addition to the traditional billable hour. We match our fee arrangements to the needs of our clients – not to the convenience of our law firm.

Experience Matters

Our lawyers have a wealth of experience. We understand how to solve legal problems in the Central Rockies in the New Economy. We have represented a broad spectrum of individuals and businesses throughout hundreds of cases. We have advised Fortune 500 business executives, well-known celebrities, multi-million dollar companies, and banks. We have also represented students, single parents, and young children.

We look forward to hearing your legal issue and partnering with you to find the best route for your ascent to the summit. At RKV Law, we move mountains for our clients.

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