Mr. Taggart, (he prefers to be called Ted by his clients) focuses exclusively on bankruptcy law and has helped hundreds of people in Chapter 7 and 13s across the Colorado state in simple cases to highly complex business cases. He has been a regular guest panelist of the Federal Bankruptcy Court advising people considering bankruptcy, has spoken at Bankruptcy Seminars, has appeared on Channel Nine News and in the Denver Post and has served as a Channel Nine LawLine Volunteer Attorney. Ted also has appeared several times on Colorado’s Best, on Channel 2, discussing a variety of bankruptcy issues. Click here for a snippet of his appearance. Ted is also a founding member and a director of the newly formed Colorado Consumer Bankruptcy Association (CCBA), an advocacy group dedicated to the protection of consumer rights in Colorado and the promotion of changes in state bankruptcy law.
Ted is a 1997 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (a top tier law school), graduating in the top 20% of his class. As one of the first joint degree in students at The Ohio State, Ted also earned an MBA from The Ohio State University in Finance. While there, he was selected to serve as a research assistant to renowned published professors in both programs and was a member of the Big Ten Business Case Competition team. Ted earned his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College (Cum laude, B.A. in Economics), a prestigious liberal arts school in Gambier, Ohio. While there, Ted captained the football team, was named a two-time Division III All-American and was later named to Kenyon’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Ted is one of the only bankruptcy attorneys in Colorado with an MBA with a focus in Finance, giving him critical perspective on business issues relating to bankruptcy. This includes knowing how to value your business and interpret your profits and losses. As part of his sole focus on Bankruptcy, both Chapter 7s and Chapter 13s, Ted has taken numerous seminars on Bankruptcy over the last several years, including obtaining a Certification of Completion in Complex Bankruptcy Issues.
For a brief while, Ted worked for the dark side as a collections attorney. He could not stand collecting money from down-on-their luck folks, but the experience gave invaluable insight into the methods, practices and weaknesses of the very people who might be harassing you or suing you in Denver or Vail Valley.
When bankruptcy is not an option, Ted has excellent track record of settling debt within the context of a possible bankruptcy. He thoroughly understands the creditor settlement game and has professional relationships with most of the collection attorneys in Denver and Vail Valley such as Machol & Johannes, David Bauer, Frank Ball Anderson & Keil, etc that can help in getting favorable and quick settlements in most cases.
Ted has offices in Denver and in the Vail Valley (Avon).
B.A. in Economics, Kenyon College, 1991
The Ohio State University College of Law
Max M Fisher College of Business (The Ohio State University)
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeColorado, 2006
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Colorado Bar Association and Small Business Group
Member Since: 2006
Taggart Law Offices focuses exclusively on Consumer Financial Issues.
This includes Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Debt Settlement.
Featured Pro Bono Activities
Occasionally represents pro-bono clients for unemployed parents or people with serious medical issues and have given several pro bono seminars at the Bankruptcy Court
My Promises to Every Client: I know bankruptcy can be a trying and stressful time. I will make sure I will fully walk you through your case and that you fully understand why I believe bankruptcy is the right course of action. And I promise NOT to recommend bankruptcy if I believe it is NOT the right course of action.
- I promise to listen and answer every question and address every concern to the best of my ability and your satisfaction.
- I promise that I will never recommend bankruptcy unless I honestly feel that it is your best interest
- I promise to fully explain my recommendations and will not condescend to you.
- I promise that you will feel better at the end of the free consultation than you did at the beginning. If you don’t, I will continue to address your concerns until you do.
- I promise to each and every client that I will take your case seriously and give it the attorney-level attention it deserves.
- I promise I will never run my office like factory or treat my clients like a number.
- I give my word to each client that I will do my upmost to protect as much of your property as I can within the bounds of the law.
- I will not judge you. I will help you and respect you.
- I will be honest and will demand the same of you.
- I will take the time to explain my course of action and strategies.
- I will endeavor to be patient with your case and if I happen to make a mistake, I will own it.
- I promise that I will give you a fair and honest price with flexible payment arrangements and I promise not to insult your intelligence or my profession with hidden fees or bait-and-switch tactics.
- I promise to live by The Essence of Compassion ( I have a picture of it in my office) which is “Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and strong…because in your life you will be have been all of these.”
In short, I promise my honest best.