Wesley Parks

Wesley Parks

Wesley Parks
Cohen & Cohen P.C.
1720 South Bellaire Street
Suite 205
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 3039334529

Professional Experience

Parks Mediation, Denver, Colorado, 2020 to present

Owner/Mediator
Mediation in family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, and modification
Mediation in civil litigation, including contractual and business disputes
Colorado Judicial Branch Office of Dispute Resolution, Contract Mediator, 2019 to present

Selected as mediator for Colorado’s 2nd, 17th, and 20th Judicial Districts
Work cooperatively with clerks and court facilitators to manage court referrals to mediation
During COVID-19 pandemic transitioned seamlessly to virtual, online mediations
Cohen & Cohen, P.C., Denver, Colorado, Attorney and Mediator, April 2016 to present

Lead counsel in bankruptcy, adversarial proceedings, civil litigation, and family law matters
Mediation in civil litigation and family law matters, including contractual and business disputes
Bankruptcy mediation in adversarial proceedings, including preference and dischargeability actions
Trustee representation in bankruptcy estate administration matters, including sale of estate property
Complex multi-year, multi-state bankruptcy and commercial litigation
General business transactions and contract drafting, include asset purchase agreements and operating agreements
University of Denver – Sturm College of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2019 to present, teaching:

Negotiation and Mediation, Fall 2019
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Spring 2020
Negotiation and Mediation, Fall 2020
Pangrle Patent, Brand & Design Law, P.C., Burbank, California, Contract Attorney, October 2014 to present

Assist with US and international clients in copyright and trademark matters
Trademark search, filings, office action responses, and appellate proceedings
Assignments and licensing of trademark and copyright rights
INTA International Trademark Law and Practice Conference attendee (2016)
USC Gould School of Law Entertainment Law Conference attendee (2015)
Jefferson County Mediation Services, Golden, Colorado, Lead Mediator, 2015 to present

Mediator for more than 100 cases on volunteer basis
Cases include family matters, landlord-tenant, civil, and small claims disputes
Train new mediators and lead debriefing sessions
Law Offices of Lisa E. Frazer, LLC, Denver, Colorado, Attorney, January 2014 to April 2016

Lead counsel in family law matters
Litigation and mediation advocacy
P. Mars Scott Law Offices, Missoula, Montana, Legal Intern, September 2011-May 2013

Assisted attorneys in family law and estate planning matters
Research and draft legal briefs and memoranda
Education
University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana, J.D., 2013
Class of 2013 Outstanding Law Student Award
Mediation Clinic Intern (2012-2013)
Emmett C. Angland Excellence in Clinical Work Award (2013)
ABA Mediation Competition Regional Finalist (2013)
Scholarships: Hickman (2011) & Garlington, Lohn, & Robinson (2012)
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, B.A. Art History, 2003

Graduated with Distinction
Undergraduate Research Award (2003)
Ilus W. Davis Writing Competition, Second Place (2001)
Eddie Jacobson Scholarship for International Studies (2001)
Study Abroad: Université Lyon 2, Lyon, France, (2001)
Publications

Is Lawyer Presence to Blame for Mediation’s Drift away from Party Self-Determination?, Trial Talk, Vol. 69, No. 2 (2020)
Removal of the Impediment, Montana Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 2 (2013)
Mandatory Appellate Mediation, Montana Lawyer, Vol. 39, No. 2 (2013)
Presentations

Mediating in the Shadow of Bankruptcy, 13th Annual ADR Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2019
The Power of Apology in Resolving Disputes, 13th Annual ADR Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2019
Mediation Litigation: Recent Reported Court Opinions about Mediation,12th Annual ADR Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2018
Mediation Advocacy: Best Practices for Attorney Preparation, Participation and Documentation,12th Annual ADR Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2018
Multidisciplinary Professionalism in Mediation: Navigating the T-junction of Attorney-mediators, Non-attorney Mediators, and Attorney-advocates, 11th Annual ADR Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2017
Mandatory Appellate Mediation, Issues, Ethics, and Opportunities in Dispute Resolution Conference, Bozeman, Montana, 2013
Pro Bono & Volunteer

Vice-Chair, Colorado Bar Association ADR Section, 2020-present
12th, 13th, and 14th Annual ADR Planning Committee, Denver, Colorado, 2018–2020
Court Mediation Services, Denver, Colorado 2019 to present
Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Denver, Colorado, 2019–2020
Missoula Community Dispute Resolution Center, Missoula, Montana, 2012–2013
Open Aid Alliance, Missoula, Montana, 2012–2013

Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Civil Matters
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Relations/Civil Unions
  • Family Related
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Small Claims

Additional Professional Services

  • Licensed Attorney