Located just west of Denver in Lakewood, Colorado, we have caring and skilled staff and our attorneys are personally involved with every client. Harkess & Salter is a general practice firm representing clients with a wide variety of legal issues and problems. We specialize in bankruptcy, collection and foreclosure defense, family law, and wills and estate planning. We also assist select clients with real estate issues, landlord-tenant disputes, criminal defense and civil litigation.
Steve grew up in Colorado. He attended public schools in Lakewood, earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a law degree from the University of Denver. Steve has worked as an accountant and a real estate broker.
After law school, he clerked for a District Court Judge. He left the court to join a law firm to practice as a trial attorney. Over the course of his career, he has represented clients at every level of the state and federal courts in Colorado. He has represented clients in jury trials involving disputes ranging from two dollars to several million dollars. He has also worked for one of the largest foreclosure law firms in Colorado. Presently, most of his practice is focused on representing individuals facing foreclosure or bankruptcy and fighting debt collectors who engage in illegal collection practices.
Rob has been serving clients in Colorado for the last six years. After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Law, Rob moved to Colorado to enjoy the skiing, biking, and outdoor activities that the Rocky Mountains offer. In 1995, he began working as a counselor for dependent and neglected children at a residential treatment facility in Denver. Feeling as though he could do more to work within the legal system to improve the lives of children, Rob began studying law at the University of Denver. During his studies, he worked as a guardian ad litem (GAL) supervised by the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. As a GAL, he worked to serve and protect the rights of dependent and neglected children. Rob earned his law degree and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2005. Rob and Stephen Harkess established their current practice in 2007. His professional affiliations include the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association.
As a family lawyer, Rob has helped clients with divorces, allocation of parental responsibilities (custody issues for unmarried parents), modifications of standing court orders, adoptions, and grandparent visitation.
Justin received his law degree from the University of Denver in 2010. He served as an editor of the school’s Transportation Law Journal. Justin received the Scholastic Excellence Award for highest academic achievement in Legal Writing. Justin served as a law clerk for the judges in the Denver Probate Court. He drafted orders and briefs for hearings on guardianship and conservatorship, mental health and incapacity hearings, and estate settlement hearings.
Justin jointed Harkess & Salter in 2012. He focuses on assisting clients with personal bankruptcy, wills, trusts and estates, VA benefits, social security disability and other elder-law issues.
Jason joined the firm in 2012. He has experience in a number of areas including, bankruptcy, criminal defense, family law, wills and trusts, medical marijuana, and contract law.