John H. Licht
Firm: Law Offices of John H. Licht
Address: 1181 South Parker Road, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80231
Membership: The Colorado Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Elder Law; Alternate Dispute Resolution); National Academy of Elder Law; Guardianship Alliance of Colorado.
University: Stanford University, B.S., 1965; Northwestern University, M.B.A., 1967, University of Denver, College of Law, J.D., 1973
Admitted: 1974, Colorado
Biography: Mr. Licht is an experienced litigation attorney. In the early 1990's he changed the direction of his practice to focus on legal problems having particular impacts on the elderly. He offers long-term care planning services to seniors and their families. In this area he offers advice about long term care insurance and Medicaid eligibility, and he drafts powers of attorney, health care advance directives and living wills. When appropriate he institutes guardianship or conservatorship proceedings in the probate courts, and he helps terminate them if they turn out to be burdensome. He assists clients with medical benefit disputes, He prepares wills and he provides legal advice and know-how in estate administration. John Licht . . . Honoring the dignity of those he serves. John Licht holds degrees from Stanford University after winning Jewel Tea Company and National Merit Scholarships, and from Northwestern University, and from the University of Denver College of Law, where he won 4 American Jurisprudence Academic Excellence Awards. He has practiced law in Colorado for over thirty years. He is an experienced litigation Attorney. In recent years he has refocused his practice to concentrate on Elder Law. He joined the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in 1993. He is also a member of the Colorado Gerontological Society, the Colorado Bar Association, Elder Law Forum Committee, and the Guardianship Alliance of Colorado. John has a wide range of interests. He is a voracious reader of history with a great love of language. He reads and recites cowboy poetry and other verse, and he has appeared in community theater. With Priscilla, his former wife, he raised two successful daughters. The older is the mother of two, a much-admired grandson and a sparkling granddaughter. As a member of the Radio Historical Association of Colorado, John has authored, directed, and participated in historical radio broadcast recreations and has been instrumental in arranging several old-time radio conventions. He is a past officer of the Rocky Mountain Canoe Club and is a frequent participant and leader of white-water canoe trips. John is an enthusiastic supporters of Denver's folk music community and can often be seen volunteering at concerts and other events at Swallow Hill Music Association.