Attorney Profile

In September 2015, Suzie Tiftickjian joined Hutchins & Associates, LLC as Special Counsel. Her practice continues to emphasize estate planning and administration.

Denver estate planning attorney Suzanna Tiftickjian has been practicing law since 1999. Ms. Tiftickjian became interested in estate planning at age 22 when her own mother suddenly died and she had to serve as executor for the estate. As a result, Ms. Tiftickjian has a first-hand understanding of how overwhelming probate can be. She knows how difficult it can be, for example, to sell the family home and hold an estate sale.

Ms. Tiftickjian began her estate planning practice 15 years ago drafting simple wills and advance directives as a student lawyer in the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic. During her clinical training, Ms. Tiftickjian learned to counsel clients with sensitivity regarding difficult end-of-life questions. In the classroom, Ms. Tiftickjian studied tax law and learned sophisticated planning techniques. Before starting her own firm, Ms. Tiftickjian practiced for nearly ten years with large Colorado firms.

Ms. Tiftickjian is active in the Trust and Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association, where she serves on the Uniform Probate Code subcommittee and the statutory revisions committee. Through her involvement in these committees, Ms. Tiftickjian is active in shaping new developments in Colorado estate planning and probate law. Ms. Tiftickjian is a member of the Women’s Estate Planning Council and the Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council. Ms. Tiftickjian has also been consistently listed in Colorado Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for less than 2.5% of attorneys in Colorado.

In her free time, Ms. Tiftickjian loves to spend time with her family. She is also an accomplished long distance runner and has completed fourteen marathons, including Boston, New York City and Chicago. The daughter of first-generation immigrants, an Indonesian father and a German mother, Ms. Tiftickjian is proficient in German.

Education

1995, B.A., Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame

1999, J.D., Notre Dame Law School

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