Zachary D. Schlichting

Zachary D. Schlichting


(303) 322-8943

Zach Schlichting comes to Wade Ash with a wealth of knowledge and experience from many years of investigating and litigating actions involving the alleged exploitation of at-risk elders; actions involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty by conservators, personal representatives, and trustees; and actions involving contested deeds, wills, and trusts.



  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Elder Law
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Expert Witness
    • Reasonableness of Attorney and Fiduciary Fees


  • Temple University (B.A. summa cum laude, 2004)
  • University of Colorado Law School (J.D., 2008)

Affiliations & Presentations


  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Trust & Estate Section
      • Executive Council, 2016 – 2018
      • Probate Trial and Procedure Committee
        • Co-Chair, 2018 – Present
        • Member, 2013 – Present
      • Statutory Revisions Committee
    • Elder Law Section
  • Denver Bar Association
  • State Court Administrator’s Office Conservator’s Reporting System Stakeholder Committee


  • Probate Boot Camp: First Steps, National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado, 2015
  • Will Contests: Legal and Equitable Claims and Defenses, Colorado Bar Association CLE, Denver, Colorado, 2015
  • Advanced Estate Administration: Complexities Explained, Colorado Bar Association CLE, Denver, Colorado, 2015
  • Advanced Elder Law Institute: An Integrated Approach to Aging in America, Colorado Bar Association CLE, Denver, Colorado, 2013



Co-Author: Volume 3, Chapter 100: Conservatorships, Published in Colorado Methods of Practice, 2017 Revised Edition, West’s Colorado Practice Series, Published by Thomson Reuters, 2017.

Co-Author: Chapter 53: Probate Process: The Decedent’s Estate Administration, Published in Elder Law in Colorado, Fourth Ed. (John J. Campbell and D. Wayne Stewart eds., CLE in Colo., Inc., Supp. 2016).

Author: Probate Boot Camp: First Steps, NBI, Inc., December 16, 2015.

Co-Author: Equitable Defenses in Will and Trust Litigation: Discussion Regarding the Bill Before the Colorado Legislature Regarding Common Law Rule on “Laches”, CLE in Colorado, Inc., September 11, 2015.

Co-Author: Liability of Third Party Payors for Distributions Made to Fiduciaries, CLE in Colorado, Inc., January 23, 2015.

Co-Author: Conservator’s Reports and Forensic Accountings, CLE in Colorado, Inc., February 14, 2013.