About Us


We think this is what truly sets us apart from other commercial law firms in Denver. Since we opened our doors in 1926, we have been fighting hard for what we believe, taking on controversial issues and creating a firm culture built on customer service.

Being a relatively small firm gives us the unique ability to do all of these things – and do them well. It ensures our clients can work directly with our most experienced, senior attorneys and also utilize the cost-effective support of our talented associate attorneys and paralegals, who are mentored each step of the way. This keeps us a close-knit, small firm that will always have a big impact.

Although we are constantly on the lookout for exceptional attorneys to diversify our practice areas, we will never grow just for the sake of growth. We value our client relationships and the personal development and achievements of our people too much to become a big firm at the expense of those important commitments.

Company Overview


One of our biggest strengths is reinventing the traditional ways our services have been performed to meet each client’s needs. We understand that every company will grow and evolve both internally and in response to the ever-changing business world and legal landscape. Anticipating and evaluating these changes for their possible risks and opportunities is a critical part of the service we provide.

We strongly believe that how we do things is just as important as what we do. The evolving nature of our ‘how’ helps us deliver a remarkable experience to every client and is a big reason we are still a preeminent law firm after more than 80 years in the Denver market.

Since 1926, Ireland Stapleton has represented clients with an unsurpassed level of integrity, sophistication and insight. We believe our history of success is directly tied to these enduring values: fostering personal bonds with our clients, standing up for what we believe, and sharing our services to meet the changing needs of the business world. If you need an established, innovative law firm, contact us today.

Firm History

The history of Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC is filled with interesting and determined attorneys. Our highest priority has always been to represent the firm’s integrity, dedication, discipline and competence, both individually and institutionally, in dealings with clients, the courts, our adversaries, and the community. Founded in 1926, Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC has become one of the oldest and most respected law firms in Denver by committing the skills and ambition of its attorneys and staff to serving client needs efficiently and effectively.

Throughout our history, these fundamental values have guided our lawyers in their service to clients, as marked by the following several key events and attorney contributions to the community.

The Client Relationship


From the beginning our firm has embraced one simple truth — the quality of our client relationships is infinitely more important than the quantity of clients who come through our door. It is this deep-rooted truth that drives us to understand the nuances of your business, your unique legal needs, or anticipate legal challenges that could get in the way of achieving your goals.

Fostering an open and honest dialogue with you is extremely important when we are working through a pressing legal issue or mapping out a long-term legal strategy to support the current and future direction of your business. We believe the closer we can work together, the better we can ultimately serve you.


We have been privileged to serve many prominent businesses and individuals, as well as many local governments, during the past eight decades. The close professional and personal relationships we have built and maintained with them have continued for many generations – making us the law firm their successors and grandchildren now rely on. This is an important part of our heritage and it exemplifies the immense value we place on our client relationships. We truly know our clients and you can be confident that we will take the time to get to know you too.

Contact us today to learn more about our commitment to customer service and client relationships.

SCG Legal

SCG Legal is a seamless global network of more than 150 of the profession’s preeminent independent law firms.  By uniting their skills, expertise and influence, member firms help leading and growing companies in every industry navigate a complex and ever-changing legal landscape.  With local and regional experts across the globe, independent member firms capitalize on the strength and effectiveness of SCG Legal’s network to help their clients solve today’s toughest business challenges.


As an affiliate of SCG Legal, we are able to cost-effectively provide you with a broader scope of representation through:

  • Legal advice we can obtain from many jurisdictions in a short time period
  • Access to decision-makers in all 50 U.S. capitals and beyond
  • The coordination of multi-jurisdictional legal services teams
  • The influx of knowledge and expertise we routinely gain about the practice of business law before various legislative, judicial, administrative, regulatory and executive bodies in capital cities across the globe

Our ongoing commitment to legal education and the close-knit relationships we develop with respected law firms around the world is just one more way we are able to provide your company with the innovative legal solutions it needs.

Contact us to learn more about our role in SCG Legal and how it can benefit you.

Member firms of the SCG Legal practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.

Community Involvement


Ireland Stapleton has a tradition steeped in community service. We have sunk deep roots in the community through service to and support of local charitable organizations. For example, we have a decades-long relationship with the Denver YMCA that has spanned three generations of lawyers at the firm. Our attorneys also make significant contributions to and serve as leaders in organizations such as the Colorado Lawyers Committee, the Mile High Down Syndrome Association, and the Colorado Special District Association. Indeed, because of a lifetime commitment to community service, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper honored our late partner, Monte Pascoe, in 2006 by establishing the Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award.


Our firm is committed to building on this rich history of service and finding new opportunities to support local organizations. In 2005, associates and staff established the Community Action Committee, which carries out an annual action plan for philanthropy and community service. The Committee has organized teams from among the Ireland Stapleton family 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.

We also field teams to participate in and fundraise through running and cycling events such as the eRace Homelessness Race for Senior Support Services and the MS 150 events. We are particularly proud of our sponsorship of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations’ “Wheels of Justice” team, which has raised more than $250,000 for The Children’s Hospital in the last two years.