ATTORNEYS

Diligent advocates.

Colorado Divorce, Family and Probate Lawyers

Experience Matters – With decades of real-world courtroom experience, we are prepared to speak candidly with you about your case and help you develop effective legal strategies to meet your goals. Divorce, custody, and probate cases are stressful and we understand that open and thorough communication is a vitally important part of handling your case.

ATTORNEYS
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FOUNDER /MANAGING ATTORNEY
Eric Wollard

Eric Wollard practices in the areas of family law (divorce, custody, support), consumer bankruptcy, personal injury, estate planning, business law, complex civil and probate litigation, mediation and appeals.

Mr. Wollard has twenty-four years of litigation experience and, with the assistance of the latest technology and a bright and motivated staff, vigorously protects the legal rights of individuals throughout the Front Range of Colorado. Mr. Wollard has successfully litigated cases in many of the state and federal courts located in Colorado.

Mr. Wollard is a Colorado native and is active in his community, donating his time to community revitalization and education projects and volunteering with the Metro Volunteer Lawyers program.


Mr. Wollard is an advocate of responsible horse ownership rights and access to trails and open space for horses as well as the preservation of pristine and natural spaces throughout the great State of Colorado. 

Mr. Wollard firmly believes breed-specific dog bans should be eliminated in Colorado and nationwide has owned and continues to own "bully" breed dogs. 

Education

University of Colorado School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1998

University of Oregon
B.A., Political Science, 1993

Activities & Affiliations

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association - Family Law Section

  • Member, Jefferson County Bar Association

  • Member, Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee

  • Author, DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE PROCEEDINGS AND BANKRUPTCY CASES, Chapter 25, Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law (CLE In Colorado, Inc.)(2013 – 2018 Updates)

Bar Admissions

All state and federal courts in Colorado

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SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Matthew T. Tanda

Matt’s practice centers on family law, estate planning, and probate litigation. Prior to joining The Wollard Law Firm, he practiced with a prominent Denver-based domestic relations law firm and a smaller practice focused on fathers’ rights. Mr. Tanda also worked as a research fellow/clerk for former Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger in the First Judicial District of the State of Colorado.

Mr. Tanda understands the unique nature of each individual case and uses a client-centered approach encompassing strategies ranging from informal negotiation to litigation based upon each client’s individual case and objectives.

Matt is a fourth generation Japanese American and Colorado native, born and raised, and gives back to the community that raised him by donating his time the Colorado Lawyers Committee and Metro Volunteer Lawyers, providing legal assistance to those unable to afford more conventional representation.

Taking advantage of the natural beauty of his home state, Matt can often be found hiking, camping, or skiing, and enjoys digging into Colorado’s frontier history.

Education

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Juris Doctor

Colorado State University
B.A. 

Activities & Affiliations

Member, Colorado Bar Association - Family Law Section
• Jefferson County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

All state and federal courts in Colorado

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SENIOR COUNSEL
David V. Cooke

David Cooke has decades of litigation and advisory experience in areas ranging from corporate taxation and bankruptcy, to First Amendment and civil rights, to appellate advocacy. 

David’s first position out of law school in Boston was as a tax litigator. He later managed the New England state and local tax controversy practice for Ernst & Young in Boston.

After two years as a strategy consultant with the global firm CapGemini, David relocated to Colorado where, after taking the Colorado bar exam, he joined the Colorado Attorney General’s office handling trial and appellate cases.

Later, after a couple years back with Ernst & Young,  but in Denver, David joined the Denver City Attorney’s office where he handled tax and bankruptcy litigation as well as ad hoc First Amendment and other litigation and appellate matters. He was later given the responsibility of supervising Denver’s civil rights and tort claims litigation attorneys, a position he held until being appointed as a Presiding Municipal Court Judge. David retired from that position after six and one-half years but still sits on the bench occasionally on an as-needed Relief Judge in several Colorado municipalities.

David is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. He has significant training in mediation in addition to extensive experience negotiating resolutions in hundreds of litigation cases. While David has thousands of hours of litigation experience, he takes great pride in his ability to bring parties together to resolve disputes without the strain, delay, and expense of trial.