Daniel Zemke Law

A Contemporary Practice Built Upon
Relationships and Reliable Representation.

daniel@dzemkelaw.com |(970) 708-0993

Practice Areas

The Law Office of Daniel T. Zemke Law is a general practice ready and willing to tackle any legal needs.  Zemke clients have found successful representation in the following areas:


Real Estate

Purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements,  title opinions, contract due diligence, HOA documents and management, landlord and tenant matters and litigation.  This firm handles all aspects of residential and commercial real estate practice and should be your first choice for your real estate needs.


Recreational Risk Management

As former General Counsel to the Telluride Ski Resort, Zemke Law understands the legal risks and issues  associated with all forms of outdoor activities.  Zemke Law can provide professional and cost-effective on site review of forms, releases and best practices solutions for efficient operations.  Our goal is to minimize exposure for your recreational business. Zemke Law can help you achieve a safer experience for your guests while helping your business grow.


Family Law

The face of domestic and family law changes daily.  Whether it’s a family going through divorce,  a child custody or support matter, or modifications to existing plans, Zemke Law can meet your needs with compassion and professional representation tailored to your situation.  Our goal is to establish fair and equitable parenting rights for the needs of children.


Colorado Amendment 64

With changes in Colorado law regarding recreational marijuana consumption and hemp production, businesses and individuals need to understand the effects of this new legal landscape.  Whether its drug testing at work business oversight and implementation of sound practices or planning and zoning issues for municipalities, you need a legal representative who understands  this new landscape. Zemke Law should be your first stop to implement the changes facing Colorado under Amendment 64.


Corporate and Transactional

Formation, policy review, best practices, record keeping and administration are crucial to the success of any business.   Zemke Law Offices specialize  in contracts, Leases, sponsorship agreements, license agreements, and trademark applications.   The Law Office of Daniel Zemke, P.C. should be your first stop to set you up your business for success and to keep it on track for long-term growth.


Criminal Defense

If you have been charged by the State, you deserve the best defense possible in order to protect your rights as the accused.  Possession, DUI, assault and battery are just a few of the matters Zemke Law handles.  The State owes you a fair trial and  Zemke Law will be your advocate when you have been charged with a crime.


A Contemporary Practice Built Upon Relationships and Reliable Representation.

The Law Office of Daniel T. Zemke, P.C. stands behind this principle.  This firm was formed with two goals in mind:  being a strong advocate for your interests and building strong relationships.   Our goal is to provide top-notch legal services tailored to the specific needs and objectives of each client.  In doing so, we provide honest answers, build lasting relationships and remain committed to your legal goals.

Zemke clients benefit from the latest uses in technology to provide innovative client resources, effective case management and creative solutions to meet their legal needs. Whether its a secure portal for document review and communication,  or secure video conferencing to discuss legal matters,  our goal is to streamline services to meet your legal needs and busy lifestyle.  Client communication is of the utmost importance when facing legal challenges and attorney availability is the only way to ensure your goals are being met.  Many clients complain that their attorney doesn’t return calls.  Great client service is a hallmark of the legal practice that every attorney should be expected to deliver. At The Law Office of Daniel Zemke communication with our clients is a priority.

Discover why The Law Office of Daniel  Zemke, P.C.  should be your first choice for legal services.


Born in Detroit, Michigan, Daniel Zemke moved from state-to-state every few years due to his father’s success as a CEO in the computer industry.  He eventually settled in Boulder, Colorado for high school where he gained his passion for the mountains and  the recreation amenities offered there.   A 1991 graduate of the University of San Francisco, Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in American History.  Shortly thereafter he moved overseas to teach English to Japanese middle school students as a member of  the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) where he studied the language and culture.   His love of foreign culture has led to travel in over 35 countries on five continents.

In 1997 Daniel earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Stanford University. He taught high school for 7 years in Santa Clara, California and St. Louis, Missouri. He was twice nominated teacher of the year and coached high school football, speech and debate and mock trial programs.  It was here that he learned to love the power of oratory and persuasion and importance of thinking on one’s feet.

In 2004, Daniel earned his Juris Doctorate from The University of Tulsa  College of Law where he was Managing Editor of the Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law and competed on the American Trial Lawyers Association competition team  winning awards in many advocacy competitions.   Daniel began his legal career as a Legal Fellow with the University of Tulsa College of Law Boesche Legal Clinic, teaching students in the practice of Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate.   He has worked in private firms in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Telluride, Colorado focusing on Real Estate, Family Law, Corporate Law and general litigation.  He served as an executive with the Telluride Ski Resort as General Counsel and managed all aspects of real estate practice, risk management, transactional matters, and managed defense litigation matters for the resort. He is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and Colorado.

Daniel has served with professional associations and boards including the Young Lawyers Division of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association.  He is also an active member of Colorado and Oklahoma Bar Associations. He provides pro bono legal services to the San Miguel Resource Center, an organization serving victims of domestic violence, The Telluride AIDS Benefit, an educational organization bringing AIDS awareness education to Colorado and Africa, and One-to-One Telluride, a teen mentoring program in San Miguel County.  In 2013 he was named honored to be named  Professional of the Year by the San Miguel Resource Center for his efforts to the organization.

Daniel loves living in Telluride, Colorado where he enjoys all forms of outdoor activity including skiing, ice hockey, fly-fishing, mountain biking and spending time with with his wife and two children.  He also loves to cook and believes his oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are better than any other on Earth.


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(970) 708-0993

101 E. Colorad Ave., Suite 201A, Telluride, Colorado 81435


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