We stand by
Passion for Justice
We have a passion for justice and strive to make good representation accessible to our community at a fair and transparent price. All clients are treated with the utmost respect and receive the highest quality legal assistance. Although we do not guarantee outcomes, but we do guarantee diligent work for our clients. DiPaolo Walker is ready to represent you.
An Urge for Fair Pricing
Our business clients, whether large or small, successful or struggling, will be in good hands with our firm. Our balanced approach gives business clients transparency to pricing and the work being done; we work with our clients to provide them what is needed while maintaining a realistic budget.
Any client accused of a criminal violation can expect direct and forthright communication. Our firm’s background in the District Attorney’s Office will give each of our clients a unique advantage. We know the system and will work to achieve the most favorable result.
Andrew DiPaolo, Managing Partner
Andrew and his wife moved to Roaring Fork Valley in 2018. Andrew spent the majority of his career in the energy industry; he has experience developing critical midstream infrastructure, trading commodities, originating transactions, and giving legal counsel. Over the years, Andrew founded multiple companies from media to retail, and has a passion for working with entrepreneurs and nonprofits. Given his experience, Andrew has developed great insight into the best practices for business success.
When not driving a desk, Andrew volunteers as a first responder and ski patroller at a local mountain. Andrew also enjoys everything the Roaring Fork Valley has to offer, especially skiing and other outdoor recreation. Andrew and his wife can often be found on the ski slopes or a local hiking trail.
Andrew received his Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.
Areas of practice: Business Law, Contracts, Oil & Gas, Energy, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Marital Agreements, Criminal
*Licensed in CO
Denton Walker, Partner
Denton moved to the Valley in 2015 and immediately took a staff attorney position at Alpine Legal Services. Later, he accepted a position of Deputy District Attorney with the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office where he served Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco Counties for a little over four years. There, he prosecuted misdemeanor, and felony offenses, including numerous jury trials. Prior to moving to the Valley, he was a prosecutor in Texas for two and a half years doing similar work. Consequently, his main area of expertise is criminal and traffic law and protective orders, but also has experience in banking, estate planning, real estate and land use, oil and gas, environmental, and family law. Denton tremendously values our local law enforcement community and maintains a solid professional and friendly relationship with all local law enforcement agencies.
Denton earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas in 2009 and his Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Houston in 2004. In between, he pursued his pro golf dreams, mostly in Florida.
When not working, Denton enjoys playing golf and spending time with his two children.
A native Houstonian, Denton loves his hometown and state, but also loves the roots he’s planted in this beautiful place he now calls home.
Areas of practice: Criminal, Marital Agreements, Family Law, Banking, Estate Planning
*Licensed in CO, TX
Vladimir Ryazanov, Senior Associate
Vlad is a senior associate attorney at DiPaolo Walker where he heads up the firm’s civil litigation practice. As a law student, Vlad worked for the Boulder area law firms of French & Stone, Miller & Harrison, and Haynes & Haynes. Vlad credits his success to the attorneys that he worked for and the foundational experience they provided. During those years he studied a broad range of practice areas, participating in complex litigation and multi-week trials. After graduating from law school, Vlad was a law clerk to Honorable Nancy W. Salomone of the 20th Judicial District in Boulder, Colorado, primarily on the civil and domestic relations dockets. Vlad is very proud to have served Judge Salomone and our greater community in this role. He gained an invaluable understanding of our state court system and how to be an effective advocate. Following his clerkship, Vlad was an associate attorney at Wagstaff Law Firm, a national mass tort litigation firm, before returning to local practice with DiPaolo Walker.
Outside of the office, Vlad enjoys spending time with his family and sharing his love of the outdoors with others. In the wintertime you can find him on the slopes and in the backcountry, telemark skiing with Andrew. In the warmer months Vlad rides mountain bikes and has raced 12 Hours of Mesa Verde, the Growler, and the Firecracker 50.
Vlad double-majored and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder, followed by his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Vlad is admitted to practice in all Colorado state courts as well as the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
Areas of practice: Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Family Law, Personal Injury, Business Law, Contracts
*Licensed in CO.
FAQthe most popular questions
A: Yes. Each client is different, so we start with an assessment of your legal needs. Once complete, we are able to give you an accurate description of the work that will need to be done and transparent pricing.