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Colorado Felony DUI Bill

A proposed legislative bill to make repeat DUIs in Colorado died yesterday in a Senate committee. I wrote about the proposal here at RKV Law. For more information on the political gamesmanship that led to the bill failing to make it out of the Senate committee, read the Denver Post’s blog post on the subject here.

As it stands, the maximum penalty for a DUI conviction in Colorado is 1 year in jail. Despite the setback for proponents of harsher penalties for Colorado DUIs, a person facing DUI charges should nevertheless seek legal assistance from a skilled DUI defense attorney. This point is especially important for those accused of drunk driving in Aspen, Glenwood Springs or Vail because of the reliance on vehicles for transportation in the mountains.

RKV Law’s Press Release on Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Attorneys T.J. Voboril and Ryan Kalamaya of local full-service law firm Reynolds, Kalamaya & Voboril, LLC have been selected to the 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  This is Mr. Voboril’s second consecutive Rising Stars selection and, for the second year in a row, Mr. Voboril is the only attorney named to the Colorado Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list who hails from the Summit and Eagle County region.  Mr. Kalamaya is the only attorney in the Central Rockies named to the Rising Stars list in the family law category.

Included as a Rising Star for business litigation, T.J. is a general civil litigator with considerable experience handling business, homeowners’ association, real estate, construction, and employment disputes on behalf of business entities, organizations, and individuals.  T.J. is also the owner of and mediator for Voice Of Reason Dispute Resolution.  After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2002, T.J. received his law degree from the University Of Virginia School Of Law in 2005.

Named as a Rising Star for family law, Ryan is a trial lawyer. He primarily handles cases involving personal issues – divorce, child custody, complex property valuation, and persons accused of committing crimes.  As a former Eagle County prosecutor, Ryan is well-versed in what it takes to build a successful case.  A varsity baseball player at the University of Virginia, Ryan earned his J.D. in 2007 from the University of Colorado Law School, where he was president of his class.

RKV Law is a firm comprised solely of Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars, as Dan Reynolds was named to the list in 2010 for real estate.

For more information, please contact Mr. Voboril at (970) 306-6456 and tj@rkvlaw.com, Mr. Kalamaya at (970) 812-3437 and ryan@rkvlaw.com, or visit rkvlaw.com.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Pan & Fork Update

It has been quite some time since my last post. We’ve been rocking and rolling at RKV Law and there simply hasn’t been any spare time to post much here.

Our representation of the Workers for Justice and Diversity in Basalt has concluded. The matter was one of the most rewarding and frustrating cases I’ve dealt with. Much of the communication between our side and the Town of Basalt was done indirectly through the media. We learned of the Town’s positions and offers not directly from the key decision-makers, but from picking up the morning editions of the Aspen Times or Aspen Daily News. That was less than ideal. Moreover, I received a couple of baseless threats from a citizen that simply disagreed with us representing the WJDB.

For all the stress and frustration, the Pan & Fork matter reinforced why I pursued a career as a lawyer in Aspen and Basalt. It was a classic case of David vs. Goliath. I stood in the middle of trailers late at night holding hands with my clients and praying for a fair and just resolution. Every time I left a meeting with the group I was humbled by the grace and humility of my clients. Despite being forced from their homes, they went out of their way to say “thank you” or offer me something to eat or drink. Unlikely supporters like Escobar in Aspen chipped in for an event that raised over $1,600 for the group. It was and invigorating and rewarding experience.

Basalt is changing dramatically. The success of Whole Foods and the Willits area is a double-edged sword. The bump in tax revenues is good for Basalt. The real estate market around Willits is on fire. However, there’s a cost. Several key businesses have left downtown Basalt in favor of Willits. There’s increasing pressure to balance out  Willits with additional, modern amenities in the core area of Basalt. The Pan & Fork Trailer Park is at the heart of that sea change. Only time will tell how everything shakes out.

Workers for Justice and Diversity in Basalt Remain United

As I posted at RKV Law, the below is a press release from the WJDB:

Workers for Justice and Diversity in Basalt Remains United in Demanding Relocation for Residents of the Pan & Fork Mobile Home Park: Town’s Current Plan Expels Students Right Before the End of the School Year.

Workers for Justice and Diversity in Basalt remains united as we continue to work towards the goal that first brought us together: a fair replacement housing arrangement in Basalt that meets the needs of our families. Our biggest priority is the health and safety of our children. To be forced out of our homes at the end of the school year places a serious hardship on our children, who are already struggling with the stress of not knowing where we will live in the months to come. It is critical that our children be able to finish the school year in Basalt without undue hardship, so that their education is not unnecessarily disrupted by being forced to change schools so late in the academic year. We hope that the Town of Basalt realizes the serious consequences for students of being evicted in April, and instead allows us to remain in our homes at least until the end of the school year.

As a group we respect the decision of Ralph Vazquez, one of our founding members, to take a different path. For the rest of the group, the best decision for our families is to continue with legal representation from RKV Law, to advise us of our rights as we seek replacement housing. We hope to work with the Town of Basalt to agree upon a relocation plan so that no family is forced out of our community and home of many years, and so that our children’s health and education are not forcibly disrupted.

Our trust in the Town of Basalt was deeply shaken when the promise to relocate us into housing within Basalt was broken. The Town rushed the removal of Pan and Fork residents to start construction on the river. The Town needs to instead prioritize the wellbeing of our families and children by ensuring we have secure homes in our community, and allowing us to remain in our current homes at least until the end of the school year. As we seek a fair solution, we hope we can learn to trust the Town of Basalt again.

– Workers for Justice and Diversity in Basalt

RKV Law & Social Justice in Basalt

My partner, T.J. Voboril, and I have agreed to represent the Workers for Justice and Diversity in Basalt in connection with the Town of Basalt’s eviction of the remaining residents at the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park.

Click below for more information on our new project.

  1. RKV Law Takes on Town of Basalt
  2. Basalt will not extend Pan and Fork deadline
  3. Pan & Fork Evictions Begin
  4. RKV Law Represents Pan & Fork Residents
  5. Lawyer hired for trailer residents

Reynolds, Kalamaya & Voboril, LLC

As many know, I recently left Garfield & Hecht, P.C. to open up a new law firm: Reynolds, Kalamaya & Voboril, LLC (RKV Law). I am extremely excited for the future of RKV Law and look forward to sharing some of my thoughts about how we will move mountains for our clients.

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My email address will be ryan@rkvlaw.com. My work number will be 970-812-3437. Our website is now live and can be found at rkvlaw.com. My new office in Aspen is located at the Executive Offices at Aspen Highlands. Our Vail Valley office is located at 82 E. Beaver Creek Blvd. in Avon.