Real Estate

Real Estate, Contracts, Deeds, Title issues, HOA & Covenants


Experienced trial attorney for most civil matters

Water Law

Water rights, Wells and Augmentation Plans.


Forming business entities, Business Contract Disputes


I have been a trial attorney for over 30 years. My experience includes significant and complex litigation as well as smaller matters of great significance to the parties. I have extensive experience working with expert witnesses and I have conducted trials in District Court, County Court, Municipal Court, and a variety of administrative tribunals. I have litigated cases involving a broad range of legal issues, including: water law, real estate, business, personal injury, county and municipal government, landlord-tenant, HOA and covenants.

I recognize the value of settlement of disputes as an alternative to costly litigation. I also value the judgment of my clients when deciding whether to take a matter to trial. If my client wants to take a matter to trial, I am a fierce advocate in court and a worthy adversary. On the other hand, if my client wants to settle a dispute, I will use my skills and experience to obtain the best settlement possible. I am trained as a mediator and I have represented clients in numerous settlement conferences and mediations.


Since serving as a Law Clerk at the Colorado Supreme Court, I have obtained years of experience with appeals, having represented clients in appeals to the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court. I am available to provide either consultation or representation in all aspects of civil appeals.

Wills & Probate

I am available to prepare your Will, including a “Living Will” and Power of Attorney. I also have experience with the Probate of Estates, including Ancillary Probates (for non-residents who own property in our beautiful State). Please contact me for a price quote.

Personal Injury

I have experience representing clients in personal injury cases, ranging in significance from fender benders to the catastrophic injury, and also complex multi-million dollar litigation.

S. W. Atencio & Associates, PC

Mailing address: 4164 Austin Bluffs Parkway #420, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Office Hours: by appointment only


I will use my skills and experience to obtain the best outcome possible.


The name Steve Atencio brings to mind the term “top notch legal talent.” I had the pleasure of working with Steve on a complicated products liability case several years ago. He broke that case wide open with his analysis of a complex mechanical engineering problem and his cross examination of a key defendant on this issue.   His superb legal knowledge and skills include a wide range of practice areas including water law, real estate, and contracts. I consider him a “go to” lawyer who is hard working, dependable, and dedicated to the service of his clients. I do not hesitate to recommend him to any prospective client.
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