Wesley Parks

Current Employment Positions

  • Associate Attorney – Cohen & Cohen, P.C.

Areas of Practice

  • Wesley is an associate specializing in family law, bankruptcy, civil litigation, and mediation. Wesley provides compassionate and knowledgeable representation of his clients drawn from multiple years’ experience with clients going through some of the most difficult periods in life.  He understands the emotional and financial toll legal problems can have on individuals, and he explores both legal and non-legal resolution options with his clients prior to entering into litigation.  As a mediator and mediation advocate, Wesley assists his clients in getting the most out of negotiations that occur within and outside of mediation.  Wesley knows when impasse arises in settlement negotiations, and, as an experienced litigator who enjoys representing his clients in court, will not hesitate to go to trial when necessary.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Colorado
  • State of Montana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2016

Education

  • University of Montana, Alexander Blewett III School of Law – J.D. 2013
  • University of Missouri – B.A., Art History 2003

Publications

  • Is Lawyer Presence to Blame for Mediation’s Drift away from Party Self-Determination? Forthcoming
  • Removal of the Impediment, Montana Law Review, Vol. 74, Issue 2 (2013)
  • Mandatory Appellate Mediation, Montana Lawyer, Vol. 39, No. 2 (2013)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Family Law Section of the CBA
  • Colorado LGBT Bar Association
  • Mediation Association of Colorado

Presentation & Lectures

  • Mediation Litigation: Recent Reported Court Opinions about Mediation Faculty:  12th Annual ADR Conference
  • Mediation Advocacy: Best Practices for Attorney Preparation, Participation and Documentation
  • Faculty: 12th Annual ADR Conference Denver, Colorado, 2018
  • Multidisciplinary Professionalism in Mediation: Navigating the T-junction of Attorney-Mediators, Non-attorney Mediators, and Attorney-Advocates Faculty:  11th Annual ADR Conference Denver, Colorado, 2017
  • Mandatory Appellate Mediation Faculty:  Issues, Ethics, and Opportunities in Dispute Resolution Conference Bozeman, Montana, 2013

Pro Bono

  • 12th Annual ADR Planning Committee, Denver, Colorado, 2018 Committee Member
  • Jefferson County Mediation Services, Golden, Colorado, 2015-present

Interests

  • Wesley spends his leisure time enjoying the Colorado outdoors in all seasons. He is an avid hiker, backpacker, skier, and competitive tennis player. He is the proud companion to an eight pound terrier mix named Phinley, whom he adopted from a shelter.

Favorite Lawyer Movie

  • The Paper Chase