We pride ourselves in prompt, personalized and cost-effective services


ADL has provided legal services to the educational community for more than 50 years. We pride ourselves in prompt, personalized and cost-effective services. Our representation includes metropolitan and rural school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and other local educational agencies.

In addition to general school board representation, our attorneys have extensive experience in:

  • Human Resources/Employment Law, including teacher dismissal hearings and appeals
  • Special Education Law and Litigation (State Complaints and Due Process Proceedings, including appeals)
  • Student Attendance – Truancy
  • FERPA Compliance
  • Claire Davis School Safety Act Issues
  • Charter School Law
  • Fair Campaign Practices/Election Issues
  • Section 504/ADA Procedural Compliance and Accommodation Practices
  • OCR Complaints
  • Student Discipline
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts, MOUs and Agreements: Creation and Review
  • School-Related Litigation State and Federal Courts

Our attorneys have participated in local, regional, state-wide and national seminars on a variety of educational law issues and can provide in-service trainings upon request.

Wm. Kelly Dude – Partner
Cindy Dude – Partner
John R. Stanek – Partner

Homeowners Associations

ADL has been representing homeowner associations in the Pikes Peak region for over three decades. From drafting, reviewing and updating governing documents to collection, covenant enforcement and litigation assistance, our attorneys assist homeowner associations regarding the unique challenges faced in this dynamic area of the law.

We recognize the collection of homeowner assessments and covenant enforcement are two of the most challenging tasks for an association and we have developed effective procedures for solving these problems. From reviewing/drafting guidelines to sending demand letters requiring covenant compliance, our experienced team of litigators help associations resolve issues in a timely and cost efficient manner.

Our diverse community association practice ranges from representation of small, self-managed associations to large communities with tiered management teams. We are proud to provide personal, responsive and practical guidance with a goal of minimizing legal involvement while being committed to swift and consistent resolution of community issues.

We actively monitor state and local homeowner association regulations and routinely provide training to owners, managers and board members regarding current legislation and other relevant topics in homeowner association law.

Cynthia Dude – Partner
Stephen Lebel – Partner
Bryce Meighan – Partner
Lenard Rioth – Partner

Commercial Real Estate

We provide real estate service in specialized real transactions and quiet title litigation. We
specialize in:

  • Residential real estate development of subdivisions including land purchase, zoning and planning, protective covenants, and owner associations
  • Commercial real estate development including acquisition and sales, zoning and development, leasing, protective covenants, and owner associations
  • Legal documents for planned communities including townhomes and condominiums (residential and commercial)

Stephen Lebel – Partner
Bryce Meighan – Partner
Lenard Rioth - Partner

Estate Planning/Trusts/Probate

We have over 40 years of experience advising, drafting and reviewing a full range of estate planning documents for our clients, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Living Wills/Advance Healthcare Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Marital Agreements
  • Advanced Directives


We assist families in navigating the probate process for a recently deceased love one as well as guardianships or conservatorships in cases where loved ones cannot handle their own affairs.

Stephen Lebel – Partner