Areas of Practice: Trust Administration
Estate Planning
Expert Witness
Education: J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 1979
M.S., Phi Beta Kappa, Kansas State University, 1972
B.S, cum laude, Kansas State University, 1971
Admissions: Colorado
Memberships: Colorado Bar Association
Current Chair of Joint Elder/Trust and Estate Mediation Committee – Trust and Estate Section, Elder Law Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Past Chairman of the Colorado Bar Association Trust and Estate Section
Past Chairman of Statutory Revision Committee of Trust and Estate Section
Past President of Centennial Estate Planning Counsel
Past Chairman and current member of Wills and Trust Form Book Committee for Continuing Legal Education for the Colorado Bar Association for the last 10 years
Past Colorado Lawyer Editor for Estate and Trust Section of the Colorado Bar
Chairman of Statutory Revision Subcommittee on The Uniform Income and Principal Act     Chairman of Statutory Revision Subcommittee on The Uniform Prudent Investor Act
Chairman of Statutory Revision Subcommittee on The Uniform Custodial Trust Act
Chairman of Statutory Revision Subcommittee on The Uniform Tax Apportionment Act
Publications: “Administrative Powers” in Colorado Estate Planning Handbook (2004; 2006-2009 Supplements; 2010)
Biography: Prior to joining the firm as Special Counsel, Mr. Whitmer served as a personal trust officer for more than 30 years until he retired as a Vice President and Trust Officer at Colorado State Bank and Trust, N.A. in February of 2011. During his wide and varied career as a Personal Trust Officer, Mr. Whitmer has, among other things, acted as the mentor for newly hired trust officers, acted as the Senior Personal Trust Officer responsible for 200 trust accounts with a market value of $112,000,000, served as Operations Manager overseeing the activities of a large Trust Department, supervised and conducted probate administration of many complex estates, administered a large number of sensitive and distant personal trust relationships and served as legal counsel to Bank Trust Departments. As Special Counsel Mr. Whitmer will provide advice and counsel to the firm’s clients in the areas of fiduciary law, trust administration, probate administration and estate planning. He will also act as an expert witness.

Hamilton Faatz, PC is a Greenwood Village, Colorado law firm practicing in the areas of Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts), Business Law, Organizational Formation, Probate Administration, Real Estate Transactions and Development, Construction Law, Employment and Labor Law, Construction Defect Litigation, and Civil Trials as well as many others.

We serve the entire state of Colorado including: Greenwood Village, Centennial, Denver, Aurora, Longmont, La Jara, Alamosa, Arapahoe County, Denver County, Jefferson County, Englewood, Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Broomfield, and Arvada.