Mr. Abplanalp has practiced law in Colorado for more than fifty years, emphasizing his relationship with clients in Larimer County (Fort Collins) and North Park (Jackson County) since 2006. Mr. Abplanalp has represented clients across the United States and the world. During this period of time, Mr. Abplanalp has focused on real estate, estate planning, probate and business law, and his practice continues to emphasize those areas of law.


Mr. Abplanalp was educated at the Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania; at Davidson College (B.A. Political Science in 1968), and the Duke University School of Law (J.D. in 1971). He served as a law clerk for the Colorado Court of Appeals before and following his admission to the Colorado Bar in 1971 and served as Jackson County Attorney and Deputy District Attorney for the Eighth Judicial District (Jackson and Larimer Counties) from 1972 through 1978. Mr. Abplanalp was appointed Garfield County Attorney in 1979 and served in that capacity until 1981. From 1981 through 2016, Mr. Abplanalp practiced in the Vail area and, more recently, in Larimer County and North Park.


Mr. Abplanalp’s professional activities have included membership in the Colorado Bar
Association since 1971, service as President of the Northwestern Colorado Bar Association, as regional Vice-President of the Colorado Bar Association, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association, and more than ten years on the Ethics Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. His current activities include membership in the Larimer County Bar Association. He also served as President of the Bonner Peak Landowner’s Association in northwestern Larimer County for eight years and has served on the board of directors of multiple homeowner and non-profit entities.

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Office Location

Suite 260 – Historic Miller Block
11 Old Town Square
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524-2456

Telephone: 970-482-6900


The Fort Collins office is located in Old Town Fort Collins, in the northern part of the city at the northeast end of Old Town Square, which is northeast of the intersection of College Avenue and Mountain Avenue. The Office is located in the Miller Block (displayed at the top of the building), at the south corner of Walnut and Linden Streets.