|Attorney Justin Vaughn is a strategic problem-solver, an ability that has served him well since he began his legal career in 1994.
Justin’s clients range from entrepreneurial innovators to late-stage middle market companies, from small retailers to multi-national corporations. He establishes corporate structures, advises for growth and expansion, places appropriate legal protections,
and engages in the sale and acquisition of closely held business interests. Justin brings this knowledge to his outside general counsel work, providing flexible and practical perspectives that enable companies to operate successfully.A successful litigator and transaction attorney, Justin prides himself on his commitment to his clients and the legal profession as a whole. He views his role as both a legal advisor and educator, providing comprehensive advice and information to his clients to help them in the decision-making process. Justin exemplifies the highest level of integrity, striving to deliver results that exceed his clients’ expectations. His purpose is to create an honest and fair environment so that business owners can achieve success.
Justin is a frequent public speaker on business planning and strategies, mergers and acquisitions, nonprofit issues, employee claims, complex trust options, and estate planning for business owners.
Justin has provided substantial representation in the following service and product industries:
· Manufacturing and retail
· Construction contracts and litigation
· Real estate transactions and litigation
· Insurance carriers
· Medical practices, licensing and litigation
· Wealth advisors
· Auto dealerships and body shops
· Government contractors
Prior to joining Lathrop Gage, Justin worked for the largest law firm in northern Arizona and subsequently founded the Arizona firm of Vaughn Ledbetter, PLLC, later The Vaughn Law Offices, PLLC. He later moved his practice to Denver, Colorado.
A firm believer in supporting charitable and community causes, Justin currently serves as the board vice-chair for Make-A-Wish Colorado, and he serves on the boards of The Douglas County Community Foundation and The Big Idea Project. During his career, he has served on the board for the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce (chair), Rotary (President), United Way, A.R.C., Douglas County Business Alliance, Hide in Plain Slight, Crossroads Youth Services, the Verde Valley Fair Association, Buena Vista Children’s Services and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, where he was named Volunteer of the Year.
Justin and his wife, Anita, have a blended family of nine children. He participates in athletic activities with his children, and has coached many of his children’s sports teams. Justin has been an active member in many church activities, and has acted and sung in multiple theatrical productions. He has his pilot’s license, an advanced scuba certification, and a motorcycle endorsement. Justin has competed and won a state championship in quad motocross racing, has competed in triathlons and recently completed his first marathon in Big Sur, California.
· Recognized as “Best of the Best Attorney” for Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Lone Tree, and Englewood, Colorado.