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About the Firm

Specializing in Intellectual Property, Business & Family Law.

Setter & Roche

Setter Roche LLP is a law firm specializing in Intellectual Property with offices in Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas.  Our patent attorneys and agents excel in the electrical, computer hardware and software, biotech, chemical, and mechanical arts, with decades of combined patent and engineering experience.  Each of our attorneys and agents has developed a high degree of technological sophistication and proficiency in a wide variety of industries.  Our clients benefit from our depth of legal and engineering experience within various scientific and engineering fields such as communications, Internet and data systems, electronics, storage technology, optics, energy technology, bioinformatics, and genetics.


​In addition to our legal and technical expertise, we are dedicated to cost-effective and efficient customer service.  Our approach has allowed us to grow along with our clients and to add value to their businesses instead of subtracting from their bottom lines.  As a result, we enjoy very strong relationships with our clients past and present, including those represented nearby.  ​


Our accomplishments have given us a deeper awareness of the industries we serve, the judgment needed to protect valuable assets, and the dexterity to act quickly and decisively on behalf of our clients.  We can address any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, licensing, trade dress, technology transfer, or other IP matter, and provide insight into your strategic IP plan or patent idea.   We know how to serve the needs of high-tech clients and use state-of-the-art practice management technology to maintain the highest level of organization in our office.

Smith & Shellenberger


Dedicated to providing quality legal services to a wide range of clients, including tribal organizations, businesses, governments, and individuals.

The attorneys of Smith & Shellenberger, LLC, each began their careers representing Native American Indian nations, tribal governments, tribal organizations, and organizations dedicated to helping Native American Indian tribes and individuals with their legal needs. With over 45 years of legal experience between the partners, our attorneys continue to provide national quality service to tribal clients. However, Federal Indian Law and Native American Tribal law constitute only of portion of the services we provide. Our attorneys possess a wide range of experience and expertise, and the firm is dedicated to providing a broad range of legal services to all clients. Practice areas include: all aspects of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, General Civil litigation, Contracts, Juvenile Law, Domestic Relations, and Wills & Trusts.

Licensed Jurisdictions

Federal Courts:

  • United States District Court of Colorado



  • Colorado

Tribal Courts:

  • Navajo Nation

  • Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

  • Flandreau Santee Sioux

  • Hualapai Tribe

  • Oglala Sioux Tribe

  • Osage Nation

  • Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

  • Southern Ute

  • Ute Mountain Ute

  • Ute Tribe

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1860 Blake Street

Suite 100

Denver, CO 80202