Jan A. Steinhour

Jan A. Steinhour

jsteinhour@lrrc.com vCard
719.386.3070 fax
90 South Cascade Avenue
Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Ms. Steinhour practices in the area of employee benefits planning, ‎administration and compliance. Her employee benefit plan experience includes ‎assistance to large and small governmental and private employers with ‎all types of pension and welfare benefit plan issues involving fiduciary ‎responsibility, plan administration, benefit claims, federal and state tax ‎and labor law consequences, and collective bargaining benefits issues.

Ms. Steinhour frequently assists clients with the design, ‎implementation, and maintenance of executive compensation ‎programs; golden parachute arrangements and other severance ‎programs; insured and self-insured health and other insured and self-‎insured welfare benefits, such as disability, dental, and vision benefits ‎and including retiree benefits; VEBAs; stock option plans; tax-qualified ‎retirement plans, including leveraged and un-leveraged ESOPs, 401(k), ‎‎403(b), and 457 plans, PERA, cash balance and traditional pension ‎plans; and cafeteria plans.

Ms. Steinhour helps clients ensure that they maximize their tax ‎benefits while complying with the unique and complex laws and regulations ‎surrounding benefit plan administration and operations. She has experience in ‎designing benefit plans that meet the legal requirements of ERISA, ‎COBRA, HIPAA, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Older Workers ‎Pension Benefit Protection Act, the ADEA, the Americans with ‎Disabilities Act, and Health Care Reform.‎

Ms. Steinhour frequently advises clients on alternative plan investments under ERISA including application of the plan assets rules to institutional investments as well as the prohibited transaction issues that accompany these investments. She also has extensive experience with ‎benefit claims risk management and administrative reviews and ‎fiduciary issues as well as with IRS and Department of Labor audits of employee benefit plans.

Professional Experience

  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP), 1986-Present


  • Speaker and Panelist, "Benefits in Trouble," American Bar Association Section of Taxation, January 2004
  • Speaker, "ERISA Update: What You Need to Know," Retirement Industry Trust Association, 2012
  • Speaker, “Current Benefit Issues,” Colorado Springs SHRM, March 2018
  • Lectures locally, regionally, and nationally on employee benefit plans.


  • Author, "Tax Notes from the Trenches," 2016 Independent Bank Compensation Survey, September 2016
  • Co-Author, "Morally Compliant Medical Benefits for Ministries," Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, 03/14/2012
  • Author, "Frequently Overlooked COBRA Rules During Active Employee Open Enrollment Periods," RJ&L Employment Law Update, Fall 2008
  • Author, "New 401(k) Plan Deferral Rules," RJ&L Employment Law Update, Fall 2007
  • Author, "Employee Benefits," The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Business Organizations, 2005-2017
  • Contributor, "Wage, Hours and Benefits Issues," The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Employment Law, 2008-2018
  • Contributor, "Employee Benefits Law," The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2003-2011
  • Editor, "Guide to Cash Balance Plans," Hubert V. Forcier, Aspen Publishers, 2003


Other Info


LL.M., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 1988
J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 1982
B.A., Colorado College, 1979, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1983

Court Admissions

Colorado State Judicial District Courts
Colorado Supreme Court
Colorado Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Colorado