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Larry R. Gaddis

Estate Planning Attorney in Colorado Springs

Mr. Gaddis is assisted by Angelika M. Bush, Advanced Certified Paralegal & Rechtsassessorin. She can be reached at angelika@gaddisherd.com.

Larry Gaddis moved to Colorado from Kansas at the age of four. He has lived in the Colorado Springs area since 1969 and has been very active in a number of civic organizations and his church. His current focus is with several local non-profits and several Foundations.

Meet the Gaddis Family

Mr. Gaddis is married to Dr. Barbara Gaddis, who teaches organic chemistry at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They have two sons, Jeffrey W. Gaddis, who is one of the leading realtors in Colorado Springs, and Aaron P. Gaddis, who is also a lawyer practicing in Colorado Springs. Larry has five grandchildren and enjoys travel, reading, and watching hockey and football.

Areas of Emphasis:

Since 2013 Mr. Gaddis has limited his practice to:


  • University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts, 1963
  • University of Colorado, Juris Doctor, 1969

Awards & Honors:

  • Top Lawyer Designation for Colorado Springs
  • Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating

Active Memberships:

  • Accredited Estate Planner Designation: 1993 to present
  • Who's Who in American Law: 1983 to present
  • Edmundson Foundation
  • Colorado Springs Estate Planning Council: 1977 to present: Secretary, 1985 President; 1990 to 1991
  • Colorado Springs School Foundation: 1985 to present
  • Colorado Legal Services Board: 1999 to present; Treasurer 2008 to 2022
  • Colorado Bar Association: 1969 to present: Board of Governors, 1976 to 1978; Executive Council, 1978 and 2010
  • El Paso County Bar Association: 1969 to present: President-Elect 2006 to 2007; President 2007 to 2008; Chairman, Lawyer Referral Committee, 1974 Probate Section, 1983 to present; Probate Section President, 1988 to 1989; Chairman, Fee Dispute Committee, 1990 to 2007; Legacy Society, 2010 to present
  • American Bar Association: 1969 to present

Past Memberships and Honors:

  • Super Lawyer Designation for Colorado
  • Judicial Performance Commission for the Fourth Judicial District: 1993 to 1999
  • Legal Services of the Pikes Peak Region: Board Member, 1990 to 1997; President 1995 to 1999
  • Pikes Peak Community Foundation: Founding Board Member; 20 years on the Board and President for 10 years, 1996 to 2016
  • Colorado Springs Community Trust: 1991 to 2009: Chairman, 1999 to 2009
  • Colorado Springs School Trustee Emeritus
  • Colorado Springs School Board of Trustees: 1973 to 1996
  • Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence: Board Member, 1986 to 1990
  • Pikes Peak Mental Health Center: Board Member, 1972-1978; President, 1975 to 1976
  • Adjunct Professor: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1975 to 1977
  • Bureau of National Affairs Award, 1969
  • Judicial Nominating Committee: 2014 – 2019
  • Pikes Peak Library Foundation: 2021

Continuing Education:

  • Lecturer in Estate Planning and Probate for Local and Statewide Groups
  • Attends State and National Seminars on Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate, and similar topics


  • Spanish (Larry R. Gaddis)
  • German (Angelika M. Bush)
Pro Bono Diamond Level Recognition 2021
Better Business Bureau

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Our Past Clients Say It Best

Hear What They Have to Say About Working With Our Firm
  • Very Nice & Easy to Work With

    “Larry Gaddis, you were very nice and easy to work with and not overbearing! Also, very good about returning calls and answering our questions.”

  • Quick & Professional

    “I appreciate how quickly and professionally Larry Gaddis handles all legal matters and questions I’ve ever had.”

  • We never felt rushed into a decision, which is very important to us.

    “Larry Gaddis never made us feel rushed into a decision, which is very important to us.”

  • The process was very professional and quick with Larry Gaddis.

    “The process was very professional and quick, and I had many questions that Larry Gaddis answered and really helped to facilitate the preparation of my will.”

  • Wonderful experience

    “It was a wonderful experience and we were pleased to learn that a trust was not needed to be prepared for our needs and estate in the future.”

  • Gives Options

    “I, personally, really appreciate the way Larry Gaddis gives me options... It helped me feel that what I wanted to put in the will was normal and acceptable.”

  • Saved the Estate

    “Larry Gaddis provided estate planning and settlement assistance that saved the estate and significantly reduced the amount of federal and state estate taxes that were due.”

  • Kind, Trustworthy, Understanding & Professional

    “Larry Gaddis, I chose you again because you are kind, trustworthy, understanding, professional and very, very good at what you do!”

  • Made a Difficult Time So Much Less Difficult

    “Both Mr. Gaddis and Angelika Bush were so patient with my many questions — this made a difficult time so much less difficult.”

  • Outstanding Experience!

    “We are highly impressed and felt we have excellent representation. We will absolutely come to Larry Gaddis in the future.”