Justin Vaughn

ATTORNEY JUSTIN VAUGHN, JD, BS

We believe in honesty, humility, integrity, mercy, and justice.

Attorney Justin Vaughn is a problem-solver; a strategic ability that has served him well since he began his legal career as a licensed attorney in state and federal courts in 1994.

A successful litigator and transaction attorney, he prides himself on his commitment to his clients and the legal profession as a whole. He views his role as both a legal advisor and educator, providing comprehensive advice and information to his clients to help them in the decision-making process. Justin represents clients with the highest level of integrity, delivering results that exceed his clients’ expectations.

Within the practice of law, Justin has accomplished the following:

  • Due to his undefeated record in civil jury trials, Mr. Vaughn speaks nationally on trial techniques.
  • Frequent public speaker on business planning and strategies, mergers and acquisitions, nonprofit issues, employee claims, complex trust options, and estate planning for business owners
  • Former President of the Phoenix Trial Lawyers Association
  • 25 times voted “Best of the Best” among Attorneys
  • In 2015, received 5280 Magazine’s Five Star Financial Services Professionals award, for excellence in his field and high-quality service to his clients
  • Recognized as “Best of the Best Attorney” for Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Lone Tree, and Englewood.
  • Honored by the Community Foundation as the 2007 “Philanthropist of the Year.”
  • Assisted in passing legislation in 2016 to help families avoid probate litigation
  • Founder of two free legal clinics

Licensed to practice in both Colorado and Arizona, Justin has appeared in numerous state, federal and tribal courts.

Justin is experienced in the following practice areas:

  • business solutions
  • estate planning
  • franchise law
  • tax strategies
  • business sales
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • employment law
  • insurance law
  • commercial litigation
  • accident/injury law
Justin has had an interest in trial advocacy and the justice system from childhood. His successful track record as a debater had its origins in high school, where he won state championships in Speech and Debate, Mock Trial, and Model United Nations, followed by being ranked among the top college debaters in the nation.

Scoring in the top one percent of the country on the law school entrance exam (LSAT), while in law school Justin won the Moot Court interstate regional championship, and received special awards and recognitions for his accomplishments in trial and appellate advocacy. He earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Justice Studies from Arizona State University in 1991, and graduated from Arizona State University College of Law in 1994 at the top of his class in contract law.

In 1994, Justin began his law career in Phoenix, focusing in personal injury law and insurance defense, subsequently moving to the largest law firm in northern Arizona. There, as one of the top attorneys in the firm, he handled a wide range of cases including defense work for major insurance carriers, personal injury, commercial litigation, domestic relations, criminal law, estate planning, corporate transactions, and all areas of litigation. He also served as a judge pro tem for juvenile court proceedings.

In 2001, Justin founded Vaughn Ledbetter, PLLC, later The Vaughn Law Offices, PLLC, in Arizona, moving the firm to the Denver, Colorado area in 2011.

A firm believer in supporting charitable and community causes, Justin currently serves on the Board for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado.  He recently served as the Board Chair of the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the board of the Douglas County Business Alliance and Hide in Plain Sight, an organization that provides college scholarships to homeless youth.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch, having previously served as a Rotary President, and has been on the advisory board of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce for the section on Business Leaders for Responsible Government, as well as the Centennial Business Coalition.

Justin has served on several other charitable boards including Y.E.S the Arc, Crossroads Youth Services, the Verde Valley Fair Association, Buena Vista Children’s Services, and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce where he was named Volunteer of the Year. He also founded a local chapter of United Way and served on its board.

He has received dozens of certificates for contributions and partnerships with local law enforcement, homeless missions, Toys for Tots, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and many others, and competes annually in the Tough Mudder to support Wounded Warriors. Justin also coaches high school students in speech, debate and mock trial, including state champion high school teams.

Justin and his wife, Anita, have a blended family of nine children. He participates in athletic activities with his children, and has coached his children’s teams in baseball, basketball, and soccer. He has also sponsored children, including his own, in motocross and gymnastics.

Justin is currently a member of Cherry Hills Community Church.  He has been active in many church activities.  Justin has acted and sung in multiple theatrical productions.  He has a pilot’s license, an advanced scuba certification, and a motorcycle endorsement, has competed and won a state championship in quad motocross racing, and currently competes in triathlons and half-marathons.

Justin is a frequent speaker/lecturer. Some of his common topics include:

  • Business development
  • Business destination planning
  • Business sales
  • Business purchases
  • Franchising and licensing
  • Key business protections
  • Avoiding employee disputes and Claims
  • Workplace HR/work environment training
  • Advanced trial techniques
  • Will and trust based estate plans
  • Nonprofit protections and opportunities
  • Divorce law made simple
  • Personal development
  • Motivational talks
  • Public speaking techniques
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coparenting of blended families
  • Health and fitness

Contact Justin today to inquire about having Justin speak at your event!

“For 24 years, we have been the wave of the future. We don’t lie, cheat, dodge disclosures, cover up land mines. When we do a deal for business owners, we look for honesty and transparency. For that reason, in 24 years we have never had parties to our deals sue and destroy one another. We put together deals that help everyone succeed.”Justin Vaughn

Justin is experienced in the following practice areas:

  • business solutions
  • estate planning
  • franchise law
  • tax strategies
  • business sales
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • employment law
  • insurance law
  • commercial litigation
  • accident/injury law

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Justin and his wife, Anita, have a blended family of nine children. He participates in athletic activities with his children and has coached his children’s teams in baseball, basketball and soccer. He has also sponsored children, including his own, in motocross and gymnastics.

A member of Cherry Hills Community Church, where he is active in many church activities, Justin has acted and sung in multiple theatrical productions. He has a pilot’s license, an advanced scuba certification and a motorcycle endorsement, has competed and won a state championship in quad motocross racing and currently competes in triathlons.

We Believe In Giving Back

We at The Vaughn Law Offices are committed to supporting local causes and area charities and nonprofits because of the critical and important work they do to help those in need. The following are some of the organizations with which we are affiliated, highlighting their valuable contributions to the Denver community.

HOW WE GIVE BACK

Our Core Values

Client-Centric

Using our legal knowledge and compassionate understanding to resolve the legal challenges facing our clients.

Synergistic approach

Combining the unique strengths of our team to achieve successful results.

Community service

Expressing our gratitude for the blessing we have received by sharing those blessings with others.