R. PARKER SEMLER, MEMBER

CONTACT

303-839-1680 ext. 206
Fax: 303-839-1642
Email: parker@semlerlaw.com

EXPERIENCE:

Parker Semler formed Semler & Associates, P.C. in 1996.  Prior to forming Semler & Associates, P.C., Mr. Semler worked at Kornblum Ferry & Fry in San Francisco, California, where he worked from 1988 to 1991.  At Kornblum his practice involved several insurance areas including insurance defense, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation.  After moving to Colorado in 1991, Mr. Semler joined the firm of Cox Buchanan Padmore & Shakarchy, where he worked until 1996.  At Cox Padmore, his practice areas included bankruptcy, contract, real estate, oil and gas, mining and securities issues. He also participated in all aspects of commercial litigation. Mr. Semler currently manages the litigation and the transactional practices within the firm.  He has an active litigation, natural resourses, land use, real estate, HOA, and insurance practice.  Some of Mr. Semler’s clients include: Chubb Group Insurance, Inc.; Executive Risk Indemnity, Inc.; Hartford Insurance Company, Inc.; Up With People, Inc.; EPS Doublet, Inc.; Pinyon Mortgage, LLC; PetroMed, Inc.; BDS Petroleum, LLC.; Piute Pipeline, LLC.; San Marco Petroleum, Inc.; Roemer Oil Company, Inc.; US Bank Corporation; Yampa Development Group, LLC; Snavely Development Company, Inc.; Best Buy Homes, Inc.; McKensie River Corporation; Walter “Bubby” Brister.

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • HOA Law
  • Land Use
  • Real Estate
  • Attorney Malpractice
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defects
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Defense

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Colorado, 1991
  • California, 1990
  • Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, 1991
  • United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, 1993
  • Northern District of California, 1990
  • Central District of California, 1992
  • Southern District of California, 1990
  • Eastern District of California, 1990

EDUCATION:

  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado 1989)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Pitzer College, Claremont, California, 1979

BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Colorado and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

PERSONAL:

Mr. Semler was born in Washington D.C. in 1956.  He vacations in Blue Hill, Maine and enjoys lacrosse, tennis, squash, skiing and sailing.

MATTHEW  NELSON , SENIOR ATTORNEY

CONTACT:

Telephone: 303-839-1680 ext. 208
Fax: 303-839-1642 p
Email: matt@semlerlaw.com

EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Nelson joined Semler & Associates, P.C. in 1995.  Prior to joining Semler & Associates, Mr. Nelson practiced law with several large law firms, including Faegre & Benson, Dixon & Dixon, and Kutak Rock & Campbell.  While practicing with these firms, Mr. Nelson practiced in the areas of insurance defense, commercial litigation, and real estate.  He represented various clients including First State Insurance Company, The Home Insurance Company, Royal Insurance Company, Resolution Trust Corporation, Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company and Anheuser-Busch Companies, the Broadmoor Hotel, the City of Arvada, Insurance Environmental Litigation Association, The Hartford Accident & Indemnity Company and Security Life Insurance Company.

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage;
  • Insurance Bad Faith;

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Supreme Court of the State of Colorado, 1990
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1990
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 1990

EDUCATION:

  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts, Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado, 1987

PERSONAL:

Born in 1959 in Norwich, NY.

JOAQUIN G. PADILLA, OF COUNSEL

CONTACT:

Telephone: 303-839-1680
Fax: 303-839-1642
Email: Joaquin@semlerlaw.com

EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Padilla is serving as Of Counsel to Semler & Associates, P.C.  Mr. Padilla is a member of Padilla & Padilla, PLLC.  Prior to starting his own law firm, Mr. Padilla worked in the litigation departments of small, medium, and large Denver firms, trying products liability, insurance defense, insurance coverage, bad faith, construction defect, commercial litigation, and criminal defense cases. Mr. Padilla’s practice focuses on assisting businesses on their contract, human resources, insurance, and commercial litigation needs. His experience with these companies includes extensive drafting and review of licenses, agreements, and employment documents. Mr. Padilla’s practice is also dedicated to representing homeowners associations and individuals in construction, construction defect, collection, employment, personal injury, civil litigation, and criminal defense matters.

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Construction Defect
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Colorado, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1997

EDUCATION:

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A.
  • University of Denver, College of Law, J.D.

BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Colorado Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Bar Association.

Andrew G. Oh-Willeke, Of Counsel

CONTACT:

Telephone: 303-839-1680, ext. 207
Fax: 303-839-1642
Email: Andrew@semlerlaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Domestic partnerships
  • Commercial litigation
  • Business law
  • Tax
  • Estate planning
  • Probate

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • 1995 – New York and U.S. District Court, Western District of New York;
  • 1996 – Colorado;
  • 1997 – U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

EDUCATION:

  • Oberlin College, B.A.
  • University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude

SUMMARY:

  • Executive Committee Member, Colorado Democratic Party (Feb 2009 to March 2010)
  • Treasurer, Democratic Party of Denver (Feb 2007 to Feb 2009)

PERSONAL:

Born In Atlanta, Georgia in 1970.

James L. French, Associate

CONTACT:

Telephone: 303-839-1680, ext. 209
Fax: 303-839-1642
Email: jim@semlerlaw.com

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • 2012 – Colorado

EDUCATION:

 

  •  Juris Doctor, University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
  • Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

PERSONAL:

Born In Alton, Illinois in 1974.