Kimberly Baird Schutt

Kimberly Baird Schutt

Senior Associate Attorney
Fort Collins, Colorado

Ms. Schutt is a senior attorney with Wick & Trautwein, LLC. She joined the firm in July 1997 after working for two years as the law clerk for the Hon. William F. Dressel in the Larimer County District Court. Ms. Schutt has over twenty years of experience in handling civil litigation cases, with expertise in the areas of insurance law, commercial and contract disputes, personal injury, construction defects and municipal law. She has served as an appellate advocate in these areas as well, handling the briefing and oral arguments in numerous matters before the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Colorado and the federal appellate courts of the Tenth Circuit. While Ms. Schutt is experienced in the courtroom, she also spends a considerable amount of her practice doing estate planning work, advising clients with regard to wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives and related asset issues. She works with clients on probate, non-profit and general business matters as well.

Originally from the Chicago area, Ms. Schutt received her B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois in 1992, graduating magna cum laude and earning membership in Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She was a Bronze Tablet Scholar, an honor bestowed on the top 3% of each graduating class at the University of Illinois, as well as a member of the Senior 100 Honorary for her excellence in academics and extracurricular involvement at the University. In 1995, she received her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she again graduated with high honors, earned an award for excellence in legal drafting and was inducted into the Order of the Coif honorary. Although her law degree is from Chicago-Kent, she moved to Colorado in 1994 and spent her third year of law school as a visiting student at the University of Colorado School of Law. She has lived and worked in Colorado ever since.

Ms. Schutt has been a very active member of both the state and county bar associations during her twenty-year career, beginning with her leadership in the young lawyer divisions at the state and county level for many years. She has been a member of the CBA Litigation Section Council since 2000, serving as both its Chair and Secretary during her tenure on the Council. In 2008, Ms. Schutt had the honor of being selected to participate in COBALT, the Colorado Bar Association's esteemed leadership training program. More recently, she served as a Vice-President of the Colorado Bar Association for 2014-15, was a member of the CBA Budget Committee and is now on the board of directors for Colorado Continuing Legal Education.

Ms. Schutt is an active member of her Windsor community as well, where she and her family have lived since 2001. Beginning in 2016, she is serving a three-year term on the Windsor Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She has also volunteered extensively in the Weld RE-4 School District, serving as a PTAC officer for many years and on several school accountability and other district committees. As part of her passion to support the Windsor schools, she helped form the nonprofit Weld RE-4 Education Foundation in 2013 and now serves on its board of directors, and also co-chaired the successful 2016 campaign to pass a school bond for several much-needed construction projects within the Weld RE-4 school district. Her extensive volunteer work in the community led to her nomination as a 2017 BizWest Northern Colorado Woman of Distinction.

Ms. Schutt's passion for her profession and community is reflected in the good work she does for her clients. She enjoys getting to know people and working with them to address their legal needs in sometimes difficult situations. Her efforts have earned her high ratings from her peers in terms of both competence and ethics, and her clients often praise her compassion and ability to help them understand the legal issues at hand.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1997

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • General Trial Practice
  • Municipal/Government Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organization
  • Contracts
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Defects

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2003


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois - 1995
    • Honors: Graduated with High Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Am Jur Award, Legal Drafting
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1992
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    • Honors: Bronze Tablet Scholar (Top 3% of Graduating Class)
    • Honors: Member, Senior 100 Honorary
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Colorado Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Larimer County Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Vice-President, 2014 - 2015
  • Colorado Bar Association, Litigation Section Council, Past Chair, 2000 - 2014
  • Colorado Bar Association, Litigation Section Council, Past Secretary
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training [COBALT], 2008
  • Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Past Board Member
  • Larimer County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, Past Vice-President
  • Larimer County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division, Past Secretary
  • Colorado Bar Association, Budget Committee, Member
  • Colorado Continuing Legal Education, Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. William F. Dressel, Larimer County District Court, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Weld RE-4 Educational Foundation, 2013
  • Advisory Board, Fort Collins branch of Capital West Bank, 2013
  • Board of Directors, Partners Mentoring of Larimer County
  • Windsor Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Volunteer, Weld RE-4 School District


  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Phi Alpha Delta