Miranda Hawkins- Denver Estate Planning Attorney

Miranda Hawkins |

Goddard Hawkins Attorneys at Law

(303) 292-3228

(303) 292-1956


4500 Cherry Creek Drive South Suite 625
Denver, CO 80246

Miranda Hawkins | Goddard Hawkins Attorneys at Law


Firm Summary

Miranda K. Hawkins has been practicing law since 2001. Miranda provides practical legal advice and counseling to families and individuals in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, probate, and estate and gift tax planning. Miranda advises a wide variety of clients, including individuals and families who want to plan for their children and families who need more sophisticated estate and gift tax planning advice.

Early in her career, Miranda practiced in the areas of fiduciary liability litigation, ERISA, and employee benefits. Miranda also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Timothy L. Fasing of the Arapahoe County District Court in 2001-2000.

Awards and Recognition
Colorado Super Lawyers (2018 – 2022)
Five Star Investment Professional Award (2020 – 2021)
“AV” Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
Featured, Thinking Strategically in Crisis, The 1891-CWBA blog (October 2020)
Interviewed, Colorado Women’s Bar Association President 2020 Miranda Hawkins on Leadership Law Talk Colorado (September 2020)
Named among 2018 “Women Leaders” in the law by The American Lawyer Magazine
Featured, Inside the CWBA: Meet Miranda Hawkins, Board Member Spotlight, The Advocate (Winter 2017-2018)
Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2012-2014)
Professional Associations
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
Board of Directors, Immediate Past President, Chair of Nominating Committee, Executive Committee (2021-2022)
Board of Directors, President, Executive Committee (2020-2021)
Board of Directors, President-Elect, Executive Committee (2019-2020)
Board of Directors, Historian, Executive Committee (2018-2019)
Board of Directors, Co-Chair Pro Tem Convention Committee (2018)
Board of Directors, At-Large Representative (2009-2010, 2016-2018)
Professional Advancement Committee, Member (2015-2016)
Convention Committee, Member (2008-2009)
Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation, Board of Directors (2019-2020)
The Denver Foundation Professional Advisors Council, Member
Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2017-present)
American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Section), Member
Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council, Member
Women’s Estate Planning Council, Member
Colorado Bar Association (Tax and Trust and Estate Sections), Member
Denver Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement
Denver Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association, Board of Directors (2017-2019)
Metro Volunteer Lawyers Power of Attorney Clinic, Volunteer
Denver Law Alumnae Group, Steering Committee Member
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Chamber 100 Program, Class of 2007-2008

Presentations and Interviews
Speaker, Mind Your Ps & Qs and Your P & L: How to Read a Financial Statement, Colorado Women’s Bar Association Board of Directors (April 2022)
Panelist, Women in Philanthropy, The Denver Foundation Fall Workshop (November 2021)
Panelist, Making the Most of the Moment: 40 Tips for Bar Leaders, American Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute (March 2021)
Panelist, Importance of Bar Association Leadership, Solo and Small Firm Mentorship Circle (March 2021)
Panelist, Specialty Bar Association Roundtable, Law Week Colorado (November 2020)
Interview, Colorado Female Attorneys Feel ‘Deep Reverence’ Over Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Channel 4 CBS News Denver (September 2020)
Interview, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Colorado Connections Spanned Career, Rocky Mountain PBS (September 2020)
Speaker, Five Tactics to Think Strategically in a Crisis for Colorado Women’s Bar Association Board of Directors (August 2020)
Co-Speaker, Board Fiduciary Duty Training for Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Board of Directors (February 2018)
Co-Speaker, Board Fiduciary Duty Training webinar for Colorado Women’s Bar Association Board of Directors (September 2017)
Speaker, Wills and Trusts, What’s the Fuss? Understanding Estate Planning and Probate (May 2015)
Speaker, Legal Issues and Estate Planning (December 2014)
Speaker, Estate Planning 101 (February 2013)
Speaker, Estate Planning Strategies in an Uncertain Political and Economic Environment (January 2009)
Speaker, Advising Pro Bono Clients in the Areas of Wills, Probate, Conservatorship & Guardianships (November 2007)

Co-author, New Remote Notarization Rules – Not Out of Sight, Out of Mind, web blog post, The 1891-CWBA (May 2020)
Co-author, Four Estate Planning Pitfalls for the Unwary Business Owner, Business Altitude Magazine (Fall 2007)
Author, Catch it While You Can – New Roth 401(k) Available, The Advisor (Jan. 2006)
Author, Revamped IRS Regulations Simplify 401(k) Plan Administration, The Advisor (Mar. 2005)
Co-author, The Right to Die and the Ninth Amendment: Compassion in Dying after Glucksberg & Vacco, 7 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 313 (Winter 2001)
Author, Oil & Gas Law, 75 Denv. U. L. Rev. 1031 (1998)

University of Denver College of Law
J.D., 2001
Denver University Law Review, Board of Editors (1998-2001)
Baylor University
B.A., 1996