Charles C. Spence

Charles Spence - Maynes, Bradford, Shipps, Sheftel LLP

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


  • University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, LL.M. (Masters in Taxation)
  • University of Tulsa, College of Law, J.D., with honor
  • Editor – Tulsa Law Journal
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Austin College, B.A. in Business Administration

 Associations and Honors

  • Board Member, Trusts and Estates Section Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association, 2019-Present
  • Director and Budget Officer, Elder Law Section, New Mexico State Bar, 2017-Present
  • Director and Budget Officer, Business Law Section, New Mexico State Bar, 2018-Present
  • Director and Budget Officer, Real Property, Trust and Estates Section, New Mexico State Bar, 2018-Present
  • Past Board Member and Treasurer, Elder Law Section Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association, 2015-2019
  • Member, Probate Rules and Forms Committee, Colorado Supreme Court, 2016-Present
  • Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Colorado Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Regulation, 2015-Present
  • Past President, Southwest Colorado Bar Association, 2013
  • Past Vice-President, Colorado Bar Association 6th District, 2015
  • Past Member, Colorado Bar Association Executive Council, 2015
  • 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*
  • Board Member, Durango Chamber of Commerce, 2019 (Past Board President – 2018)
  • Board Member, The Arc of Southwest Colorado, 2019 (Vice-President – 2019)
  • Board Member, The Arc of Colorado, 2019

Admitted to Practice  

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

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