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  • Royall E.S. Charsley, Esq. Royall E.S. Charsley, Esq.

    rcharsley@kch-law.com

    Bar Admissions
    Colorado, 2001
    High Court of South Africa, 1980

    Education
    B.Juris. University of Port Elizabeth 1977
    LLB. University of Port Elizabeth 1979

    Professional & Civic Associations
    Member, Colorado Bar Association
    Board Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Denver Chapter
    Past Secretary and Bar Council Member, Port Elizabeth Bar Association, Eastern Cape Society of Advocates

    After completing his education in Port Elizabeth South Africa, Roy Charsley was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 1980. Until 1982, he worked initially as State Advocate prosecuting criminal cases at all levels including appearances in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa (South Africa’s highest court at the time).

    In 2000, Mr. Charsley moved his family to Denver where he accepted a position in the International Department of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. and later Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. He worked with Affiliate organizations in 19 different countries and played a significant role in establishing new Affiliate organizations in Austria, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea and Taiwan.

    In May 2007, Mr. Charsley joined Kumpf, Charsley & Hansen LLC., where he does wills and estate planning, general civil and commercial law, family law, employment litigation, and criminal defenses.

     

  • DOH IMG60682 David O. Hansen, Esq.

    David O. Hansen, Esq.

    dhansen@kch-law.com

    Bar Admissions
    Colorado, 1998
    U.S. District Court of Colorado, 2004
    U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

    Education
    J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 1997
    B.S., Construction Management, BYU, 1994

    Mr. Hansen graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 1997. Before becoming a partner at Kumpf Charsley & Hansen, LLC he served as in-house counsel for a large privately owned residential home building and land development company in Colorado.  Since that time Mr. Hansen has been an active trial lawyer in complex civil, personal injury, automobile collision, insurance bad faith, and premises liability cases in Colorado District Court, Federal District Court, and arbitration.

  • Scott D. Kumpf, Esq. Scott D. Kumpf, Esq.

    scott@kch-law.com

    Admissions
    California, 1992
    Colorado, 1999

    Education
    J.D., cum laude, J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University, 1992
    B.A., BYU, 1988

    Professional & Civic Associations
    Past Member, American Corporate Counsel Association
    Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Denver Chapter
    Past Board Member, Castle Rock Economic Development Council
    Certified National Youth Sports Instructor

    Mr. Kumpf graduated with honors from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University in 1992. Following graduation, he practiced in San Diego, California with the commercial litigation firm of Walton, Ottesen, Meads & Koler. He later joined San Diego’s oldest law firm, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, where his practice focused on commercial and business litigation, with an emphasis on employment law. In 1998, he accepted the position of General Counsel with Natural Balance, Inc.

    Scott is general counsel to Bowen Law for Colorado cliental.

    "I've trusted Scott for expert legal counsel for the last 4 years, he's become a great confidant, resource, and friend" - Eric Pratt, Revenue River Marketing

  • Don A. Thorpe, Esq. Don A. Thorpe, Esq.

    dthorpe@kch-law.com

    Bar Admissions
    Colorado, 1973
    U.S. District Court of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1973

    Education
    B.A., University of Colorado, 1970
    J.D., University of Denver, College of Law, 1972

    Professional & Civic Associations
    Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
    Past Member, Defense Research Institute and Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.

    Mr. Thorpe has practiced in all areas of personal injury and insurance law for 34 years representing plaintiffs, defendants and insurance companies in a wide variety of cases including automobile, premises and product liability, insurance coverage, bad faith, medical and legal malpractice, wrongful death, construction defects and governmental entity liability. He has successfully completed over 50 trials and arbitrations and has earned an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell. He began his practice with the firm of Hall and Evans and from 1983 to 1990 he was a partner in the firm of Hoyt, Graveley and Thorpe. He has worked in house for both St. Paul and Allstate insurance companies serving as Senior Trial Attorney from 1990 to 1997 at Allstate. More recently he was affiliated with Seaman, Giometti and Murphy (1998-2004) and Grund, Dagner and Nelson (2005-2007).

  • Robert E. Wells, Esq. Robert E. Wells, Esq.

    rwells@kch-law.com

    Bar Admissions
    Colorado 2004

    Education
    J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2004
    B.S., Psychology (business management minor) Brigham Young University, 1998

    Professional & Civic Associations
    Colorado Bar Association
    Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association
    Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association
    Board Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Denver Chapter
    Castle Rock Public Works Commission

    Mr. Wells joined Kumpf Charsley & Hansen, LLC in the spring of 2011 after practicing law with John Kokish P.C. focusing on a domestic relations and civil litigation trial practice.

    In addition to his law practice, Mr. Wells volunteers his time in community leadership roles.  He is a commissioner on the Town of Castle Rock Public Works Commission where he participates with other commissioners in making capital improvement recommendations to the town council.  Mr. Wells also serves in a voluntary leadership position with his church and as an assistant coach for his sons’ baseball and basketball teams.  During his personal time, he can be found enjoying outdoor activities with his family, reading a book or watching/coaching his boys’ sports teams.

  • JT IMG56803 James K. Townsend

    Bar Admissions

    Colorado-2007

     Education

    Juris Doctor-University of Idaho College of Law 2007

    B.A.-Global Economics, Brigham Young University 2001

     Professional and Civic Associations

    Colorado Bar Association

    Douglas County Bar Association

     

    James Townsend joined Kumpf Charsley & Hansen, LLC. in 2013. He is a Colorado native, born and raised in Colorado Springs. After graduating from University of Idaho College of Law, he worked for the Colorado Office of the Public Defender, gaining intensive trial experience. He notably won a case in which the state had video evidence of the defendant committing the crime. He has since practiced extensively in civil litigation, criminal defense, estate planning and probate, personal injury and family law. Mr. Townsend is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. 

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