Zachary Roeling

Zachary Roeling

Attorney

Zachary S. Roeling brings a track record of firm advocacy and problem-solving to the practice of family law, whether the issue is financial or child-related. Zac strives to balance the vigorous representation of clients with the understanding that legal matters involving personal relationships require sensitivity and a resolution-oriented approach. He listens to his clients, conducts a thorough analysis of all the facts, and is adept at distilling complex concepts into simple language that everyone can understand. Zac also recognizes that few family law issues are black and white and believe in fostering a calm, nonconfrontational atmosphere whenever possible.

Prior to joining Wells Family Law, Zac represented clients at two prominent Colorado domestic relations firms where he litigated and mediated divorce, custody, legal separation, common law marriage, and probate matters for a variety of clients across Colorado. He also has experience in estate planning, including wills, trusts, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

In law school, Zac received the top grade in his Family Law course and participated in the Advanced Family Law practicum led by the Honorable Angela Arkin of the 18th Judicial District. As a student attorney in the Mediation & Arbitration Clinic, he also successfully mediated several cases in Denver County and District Courts. Prior to his work in the Clinic, he also interviewed clients and assisted staff attorneys with family law issues at Colorado Legal Services. His work there helped him gain an intimate understanding of the need for attorneys to support their communities through pro bono representation.

Zac, a Colorado native, is a classically trained pianist and enjoys practicing and performing in the Metro Area. In 2009 and 2010, he taught English to elementary and middle-school French students in the Eure-et-Loir just west of Paris. He speaks fluent French and returns to France as often as his schedule allows.

Credentials

Education

Bachelor of Arts: 2009, University of Colorado at Boulder, English Literature and French

  • Honors: Katherine Jacob Lamont Scholarship in the Humanities
  • Honors: Dean’s Scholarship, College of Arts and Sciences

Juris Doctor (J.D.): 2014, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado

  • Honors: Robert B. Yegge Memorial Scholarship
  • Honors: President, DU OUTLaws
  • Honors: Family Law

Bar Admissions: Colorado 2014

Memberships

Denver Bar Association

Colorado LGBT Bar Association

National LGBT Bar Association

Areas of Practice

Divorce and Legal Separation

Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (Custody)

Maintenance (Alimony) and Child Support

Post-Decree Modifications of Custody, Maintenance, and Child Support

Removal and Relocation Matters

Same-Sex Civil Unions, Custody, and Divorce Matters

Litigation Percentage

95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

5% of Practice Devoted to Mediation