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John S. Pfeiffer, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Commercial Litigation, Trials and Appeals. Member of Fairfield and Woods, P.C.


Pfeiffer, John Stephen was born on April 26, 1929 in Durango, Colorado, United States. Son of Odd C. and Gladys B. (Bendure) Pfeiffer.


Bachelor of Arts Economics, Colorado College, 1951;student, New York University, 1951-1952;Bachelor of Laws, University Denver, 1954.


Worked at Fairfield and Woods, P.C. (Denver, Colorado) specializing in General Civil Practice. Bankruptcy, Commercial Lending, Corporation, Economic Development, Employment, Environmental, Financial Institutions, Governmental, Intellectual Property, Labor, Litigation, Oil and Gas, Probate, Real Estate, Securities, Tax, Trust and Water Rights. Admitted to the bar, 1954, Colorado.

Phi Delta Phi. Student Editor of Dicta, 1953-1954. Law Clerk, United States. District Judge, 1954-1955.

Assistant United States. Attorney, District of Colorado, 1956-1958. President, The Law Club, 1967-1968.

Colorado Member, Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference Advisory Committee, 1984-1988. State Chairman, Supreme Court Historical Society, 1990-1991. Member: Denver, Colorado (Member, Board of Governors, 1969-1970) and American (Member, Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary, 1979-1985) Bar Associations.

Fellow: Colorado Bar Foundation. American Bar Foundation. American College of Trial Lawyers (State Chairman, 1989-1990).

Fairfield and Woods, P.C., founded in 1934, believes that the practice of law is a privilege, which its members endeavor to carry on with integrity, diligence, and courage. The firm is dedicated to providing effective legal counseling and representation to its clients in a wide variety of business and personal matters. The firm is proud to represent regional, national, and international businesses, financial institutions, governmental entities, and individuals.


Board directors Craig Rehabilitation Hospital, 1966-1972. Served with United States Army, 1955. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Colorado Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers.

Member American Bar Association (standing committee federal judiciary 1979-1985), Colorado Bar Association (board governors 1968-1969, 10th circuit advisory committee 1982-1988), Law Club Denver (president 1967-1968), Rotary, University Club, Gyro Club of Denver. Clubs: University, Gyro of Denver. Lodges: Rotary.


Married Eleanor Ebersole, December 27, 1952 (deceased). Children: Susan, Jean, Catherine. Married Susan Browne, March 9, 1985.

Stepchildren: Carey L. Magnussen, Kendal L. Magnussen, Bernard C. Magnussen Junior, E. Christopher Pfeiffer.