Wes P. Wollenweber

Partner

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Practice Areas and Expertise

Wes Wollenweber is a founding partner of Gravely Pearson Wollenweber Freedman, LLC. Wes is a lawyer and mediator 18 years of litigation experience in federal and state courts in Colorado. Wes’s practice has evolved over the years into a focus on several areas of housing. Wes has tried a variety of cases in both federal and state court, including several jury trials, and arbitrations pertaining to HOA disputes, employment civil rights cases, Fair Housing matters, construction related issues, non-compete disputes, and various contract disputes. Wes’s key practice areas are:
 
• Complex HOA litigation, including insurance recovery, easement and mold disputes
• Fair Housing litigation and education
• Non-compete litigation
• Construction litigation
• Administrative Law pertaining to community managers and real estate professionals
• General Counsel representation of homeowner associations
• General Counsel representation of community and property management companies
• General Counsel representation of housing authorities
• Mediation and Arbitration
 
Wes really believes in Gravely Pearson’s tagline, “Navigating Communities Through the Rough.” After litigating a variety of cases over his 18-year career, Wes has seen the good, bad and ugly that results from litigation and thrives on the opportunity to help his clients get through conflict and back to what they do best. He has seen the conflict of legal cases derail clients from daily lives and he loves the opportunity to navigate clients through those rough cases to a successful resolution so they can move on with life. Wes’s 18 years of litigation in a wide range of practice areas has taught him to think outside-the-box and find creative solutions to difficult housing issues, and he ardently believes that this ability is his greatest asset for the clients that seek him out.
 
Wes still thrives on being a trial lawyer and continues to work passionately to tell his clients’ story in court and obtain favorable verdicts. However, Wes looks forward to honing to his skills as a mediator and arbitrator. Wes’s mediation practice is growing quick and parties are selecting him based on his reputation of handling mediations with a different approach and vision. Wes’s mediation practice focuses on all things housing, including complex legal disputes and an emphasis on multiparty disputes involving land use, easements, etc.
 
Wes is passionate about providing education to the housing industry, especially regarding Fair Housing. He also is passionate about giving back to the housing industry by volunteering in housing trade groups such as the Community Association Institute and the Apartment Association of Metro Denver. In line with that interest in education, Wes has published a handbook, “HOAs on the Edge (Dealing with Expectations, Risks, and Alternatives to Community Legal Disputes,” designed to help homeowners, board members, and community managers evaluate community disputes before diving in the deep water of litigation.
 
Wes’s mission in the law has evolved into a simple goal: to help people out of conflict successfully and move on with the business of life.
 
Wes is a proud Colorado native, and enjoys his heritage through his recreational pursuits of snowboarding and mountain biking. When he gets the chance, playing blues piano helps him decompress from the daily grind. Wes greatest joy is in life spending time with his wife and son.

Education

University of Colorado – B.A. in Communication, magna cum laud
 
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law – JD

Professional Affiliations

Community Associations Institute – Rocky Mountain Chapter
-Chair of Programs and Education Committee
-Co-Chair of Membership Committee
-Current Board of Director
 
Apartment Association of Metro Denver
Apartment Association of Southern Colorado
Housing Colorado

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