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David A. Helmer

David A. Helmer

Frisco, Colorado

Mr. Helmer was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1946. Mr. Helmer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in 1968. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Colorado, Mr. Helmer also attended graduate school and spent some time in the United States Army and then the Reserves, and then attended the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, Colorado. Upon receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1973, Mr. Helmer went to work for Hollenbeck, King, French & Mills in Boulder, Colorado, where he practiced for a short while before moving to the mountains of Colorado in 1976.

In 1976, Mr. Helmer began working with Climax Molybdenum Company and handled all of their union grievances and arbitrations, as well as dealing with the Mine Enforcement Safety Administration for the State of Colorado and the Federal Government’s Mine Safety and Health Administration. In 1982 Mr. Helmer ran for the office of State Senate and lost to his Democratic opponent. Mr. Helmer then left Climax Mine and started the Law Offices of David A. Helmer, a private practice firm in Summit County, Colorado.

For the last several years, the Law Offices of David A. Helmer has grown from just Mr. Helmer to three attorneys and multiple support staff.

The work of the law firm of Helmer Law emphasizes family law matters, e.g., divorce, child support, and custody; criminal defense; all types of civil and commercial litigation; and issues that arise in day to day business operations. Mr. Helmer’s representation of his clients ranges from the simple to the complex, and from the small individual client, to cases involving very complex litigation. His representation ranges from all types of criminal defense, complex commercial and civil litigation, and representation of management as well as unions and the individual employee.

Mr. Helmer is licensed in the State of Colorado, and he is also licensed in the Federal District Courts of the State of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit (Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and including those portions of the Yellowstone National Park extending into Montana and Idaho), the United States Claims Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Business Operations

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1973
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Colorado, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1973
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
    • B.A. - 1968

Published Works

  • Case Notes University of Colorado Law Review, 1972

Honors and Awards

  • Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review, 1972-1973
  • AV Rating - Martindale Hubbell
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Town of Dillon, Colorado, Municipal Judge, 1982 - Present
  • Town of Silverthorne, Colorado, Municipal Judge, 1982 - Present
  • Dillon Yacht Club, 1984 - Present
  • Summit County United Way, 1983 - 1988
  • Z-Comm Corporation, 1985 - 1988
  • Chairman, Summit County Republican Party, 1983 - 1990
  • American Bar Association, 1973 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1973 - Present
  • Continental Divide Bar Association, 1976 - Present
  • Snake River Water District, President and CEO, 1998 - Present
  • Advocates for Victims of Assault, Founder
  • Family Intercultural Resource Center, Founder
  • Summit Prevention Alliance, Founder
  • Community Board of Directors, Wells Fargo Bank, Mountain Area, Member


  • Phi Gamma Delta

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Law Offices of
David A. Helmer, LLC

611 Main Street
P.O. Box 868
Frisco, CO 80443
Local: 970-668-0181
Toll Free: 800-483-0713
Fax: 970-668-3294
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