Wes Wollenweber is an experienced litigation attorney in the Denver office of Feldmann Nagel, LLC. Along with Lee Freedman, Wes leads the firm’s Community and Homeowner Association Law Group. A majority of Wes’s practice focuses on various aspects of housing, including homeowner associations, Fair Housing, bad faith insurance claims, mold-related litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. Wes also handles a variety of noncompete disputes. Wes started his career in labor law, while living in Detroit, and then developed an employment and housing practice when he moved back to Colorado. Wes has extensive experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in employment and housing civil rights cases. He is passionate about providing Fair Housing training to the housing industry.
In addition to his litigation practice, Wes serves as general counsel for a variety of housing clients, including community associations, community and property management companies, affordable housing organizations, and local housing authorities. Wes has been highly involved for several years with housing trade organizations, such as the Community Associations Institute, in providing quality education on a variety of industry specific topics.
Wes prides himself on using his many years of trial and litigation experience to think “outside the box” to help clients navigate through their conflicts and find the most immediate and creative solutions to their disputes. Yet, he is ready to go to trial and tell his clients’ stories when there is no other option. Within the area of community association law, Wes has developed a reputation for being a strong advocate and using his diverse practice areas to helping community clients solve difficult problems. One of the facets of housing law that Wes loves best is that every situation is different and requires creative problem solving and customized solutions. Wes has also developed a mediation and arbitration practice geared toward his housing and noncompete practice. Wes has always felt that being a lawyer is a special and noble calling, and his mission is to help all clients, whether individuals or organizations, resolve conflict and move on with their lives, and higher pursuits.
Wes is a native of Colorado and is a long time snowboarder and ardent mountain biker. He also loves piano. Wes is blessed richly by his wife, who is a nurse, and his teenage son.
- Colorado, 1999
- United States District Court for Colorado and 10th Circuit, 1999
- Colorado Bar Association
- Adams Broomfield Bar Association
- Community Associations Institute – Rocky Mountain Chapter (Past Chair of Programs and Education Committee and Co-Chair of Membership Committee, and regular presenter)
- University of Colorado, 1988
- University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1997
- Successor Employer Doctrine – Colorado Trial Lawyers’ Association, Trial Talk
- Ongoing articles to CAI-RMC Community Interests
- Author of the book: HOAs on the Edge (Dealing with Expectations, Risks, and Alternatives in Community Legal Disputes)