About Us


Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe is a Colorado law firm providing counsel and advice to businesses, local and state governments and individuals in a broad range of commercial law matters including business, taxation, litigation, real estate, employment, environmental, energy, estate planning, regulatory affairs and special districts law. Since we opened our doors in 1926, we have been advocating for our clients, taking on challenging legal issues and providing responsive, collaborative client service with integrity. The quality of our client relationships is infinitely more important than the number of clients who come through our doors. It is this core value that drives us to understand the nuances of our clients’ individual legal needs and to anticipate legal hurdles that affect their goals.


Ireland Stapleton is structured and staffed to ensure that our clients work directly with our most experienced attorneys while utilizing the cost-effective support of our talented associate attorneys, paralegals and staff. Using this model, we have built and maintained close professional and personal relationships with our clients that, in many cases, have continued for generations. Knowing our clients and the unique aspects of their legal needs allows us to help them meet their objectives.


Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC traces its beginnings back to 1926 when Clarence Ireland, a University of Colorado School of Law graduate and Army veteran, started the law firm of Ireland and Blackman. Read more


Community service, including pro bono and volunteer service, is a core value at Ireland Stapleton. Access to justice is essential to promoting equality, it’s not only important, it is imperative. As attorneys, we have experience and knowledge that we can impart to individuals or non-profit organizations who are either unable to afford legal service or whose mission and ability to assist others would be diminished by the cost of such legal services.

In 2005, Ireland Stapleton associates and staff members established the Community Action Committee, a group that carries out an annual action plan for philanthropy and community service. The CAC has organized teams of Ireland Stapleton employees to build houses for Habitat for Humanity, to make blankets for the homeless, to collect school supplies and toothbrushes for needy children and canned goods for Food Bank of the Rockies.

In 2006, then Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper honored our late partner, Monte Pascoe, by establishing the Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award and the first award was given posthumously to Mr. Pascoe. Every year, the award is presented to a member of the community who has best demonstrated extraordinary service to improve the community or the world.

Ireland Stapleton has a tradition steeped in community service. Our attorneys lead, serve and support many local charitable organizations, including:

  • Adoption Options
  • Bright by Three
  • Center for Legal Inclusiveness
  • City Year Denver
  • Colorado AIDS Project
  • Colorado Bar Foundation
  • Colorado Children’s Campaign
  • Colorado Common Cause
  • Colorado Judicial Institute
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee
  • Community First Foundation
  • Denver Rescue Mission—The Crossing
  • Doctors without Borders
  • Friends of Patan Hospital
  • Global Down Syndrome Foundation
  • The Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund
  • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
  • Health Care For All
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado
  • Lighthouse Writers Workshop
  • Mile High United Way
  • Mile High Youth Corps
  • Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
  • Rocky Mountain MS Center
  • Rotary International
  • Safehouse Denver
  • Senior Support Services
  • Special Olympics of Colorado
  • Sprout City Farms
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Swallow Hill Music
  • Western Colorado Community Foundation
  • Women’s Foundation of Colorado
  • WorldDenver
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Denver