Blair J. Trautwein

Blair J. Trautwein

Fort Collins, Colorado

Mr. Trautwein grew up in Wyoming on a ranch west of Cheyenne. Mr. Trautwein graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a Finance Degree in 1974, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming Law School in 1977, where he was a member of the Land and Water Law Review.

Mr. Trautwein practiced law first as an associate and then as a partner in Cheyenne with the firm of Hathaway, Speight, Kunz, Trautwein & Barrett from 1977 1995. He has practiced in Fort Collins with the predecessor and the current firm since 1995.

Mr. Trautwein handles health insurance matters, disability matters, plaintiff's cases, banking law, insurance bad faith cases, toxic torts, business fraud, employment law, personal injury as well as commercial and general litigation. Mr. Trautwein handles both noncomplex and complex litigation and has been involved in over 40 jury trials.

Mr. Trautwein is active in the community, having served on the Larimer County Board of Health, various Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce committees, as a director for the Fort Collins Baseball Club and with Project Smile, helping provide dental care to children in Fort Collins.

Mr. Trautwein has been married to Suzanne since 1974. They have two children, Mary, who is a Major in the United States Air Force, and John, who mentors children and produces film for business and non-profit entities.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate
  • General Trial Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiffs
  • Products Liability
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wyoming, 1977
  • Colorado, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Wyoming, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1977


  • University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Colorado, Boulder - 1974
    • Major: Finance

Representative Cases

Past Employment Positions

  • Hathaway, Speight, Kunz, Trautwein & Barrett, Associate and Partner, 1977 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Larimer County Board of Health
  • Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce committee
  • Director, Fort Collins Baseball Club
  • Director, Project Smile


  • Sigma Phi Epsilon