Real Estate

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


Experienced trial attorney for most civil matters Learn More

Water Law

Water rights, Wells and Augmentation Plans. Learn More


Forming business entities, Business Contract Disputes Learn More


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.
P. RamirezColorado
I highly recommend Mr. Atencio if you need legal representation.  He goes above and beyond putting in the time it takes working on your behalf.  Mr. Atencio has proven to be highly ethical, honest and knowledgeable in all matters.  His communication skills provided the ability to communicate with me as a lay person in order to work together for a positive outcome.
S. MarquezColorado

The Atencio Law Office provides legal services to clients in Colorado Springs, Alamosa and the San Luis Valley. Steve Atencio, a graduate of Stanford Law School, has experience in civil litigation, water law, real estate, business law, and personal injury law. When you work with Atencio Law, you can rest assured that your legal matter is in skilled hands. With his knowledge of law and experience with civil matters, including Wills & Probate and LLC & corporation formation, Steve can help you solve your legal issues. The Atencio Law Office stands ready to help meet your legal needs.