Albert B. Wolf
Albert B. Wolf has been practicing law in Denver since 1961. His primary emphasis has been trial, arbitration and appellate work. For the past 20 years his work principally has involved construction, real estate, corporate and tort matters.
Mr. Wolf has been a metropolitan Denver resident since 1948. He attended Denver public schools and the University of Colorado where he received both his B.S. in business finance and LLB (convertible to a J.D. for $35). In law school Mr. Wolf served on the Board of Editors of the Rocky Mountain Law Review and as the Review’s business manager.
Mr. Wolf is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the Colorado Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; the United States District Court for the District of Colorado; and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. He has also been admitted, pro hac vice, by the District Court for Laramie County, Wyoming; the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas; and in the State District Court of Harris County, Texas.
Mr. Wolf was a member of the Colorado Air National Guard and later served as a J.A.G. Captain in the United States Army Reserve.
Mr. Wolf was trial and/or appellate counsel in a number of significant and sometimes precedent-setting trial and appellate cases. See our Representative Cases page.
Since the mid-1960's, Mr. Wolf has represented the Taylor family interests in their ongoing battle over the family's previously-owned 80,000-acre Costilla County, Colorado ranch. That work involved a variety of issues including defamation, a successful injunction against the Costilla County Board of County Commissioners, a 30-year quiet title action involving use rights claimed by persons purporting to be descendants of the original settlers of south central Colorado that was formerly part of Mexico and included in an 1843 Mexican Land Grant.
In addition to having tried cases in the courts throughout the Denver metropolitan area and in various other Colorado counties, Mr. Wolf has been involved in litigation and arbitrations in Wyoming and, of all places, Texas. A quick check of Westlaw shows that Mr. Wolf has been counsel in over 50 appellate proceedings before the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals or the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th and 10th Circuits.
In 1998, Mr. Wolf was appointed to the first term of the then newly-created Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Committee that handles attorney disciplinary matters. The following year he was reappointed to an additional second two-year term. He also served a six-year term on the U.S. District Court (Colorado) Committee on Conduct.
Active in the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, Mr. Wolf has served on and chaired both the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee and the Denver Bar Association Legal Fee Arbitration Committee. He has also served three elected terms on the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association.
Mr. Wolf has written extensively on various legal subjects, particularly construction law. In 1988 he published Construction Law Briefs®, a collection of his columns written and published in the Daily Journal, a publication for the construction industry. Since that time he has written and has published 100 additional columns. Both his Construction Law Briefs® publication and his later columns appear and are searchable on the Wolf Slatkin & Madison website under the link, appropriately, Construction Law Briefs®. He has also lectured extensively, primarily on construction law subjects, but also on ethics and other legal topics.
Engagement in community activities, including service on the boards of his synagogue, a senior living facility and a nursing home, have been a major focus of Mr. Wolf’s non-legal activities. He has also served as a precinct committeeman in both Denver and Arapahoe Counties and on the Planning and Zoning Commission for Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. He has also been a member of the Alfred A. Arraj Inns of Court and the Law Club.
Family, including his wife and two adult daughters, two sons-in-law and three grandchildren. Travel, bicycling and an occasional fish, round out Mr. Wolf's activities.
Areas of Practice
- Real Estate
- Tort Matters
- Legal Ethics
- Colorado, 1961
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1967
- U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1961
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1967
- U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1963
- University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
- LL.B. - 1961
- Law Review: Rocky Mountain Law Review , Board of Editors
- Law Review: Rocky Mountain Law Review , Review's Business Manager
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
- B.S. - 1958
- Major: Business Finance
- Construction Law Briefs, 1988
- Columbine Valley Construction Company v. Roaring Fork School District No. RE-1J, 626 P.2d 686 (Colo. 1981)
- Riva Ridge Apartments v. Robert G. Fisher Company, 745 P.2d 1034 (Colo. App. 1987)
- In re Marriage of Newman, 616 P.2d 982 (Colo. 1980)
- In re Marriage of Newman, aff'd in part, 653 P.2d 728 (Colo. 1982)
- Carraher v. Felix, 534 P.2d 323 (Colo. App. 1975)
- Taylor v. Barnhill, 470 P.2d 902 (Colo. App. 1970)
- United States v. Sarkisian, 472 F.2d (10th Cir. 1973)
- People v. Rogers, 161 Colo. 317, 422 P.2d 377 (1966)
- Watt, Tieder, Killian & Hoffar v. United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co., 847 P.2d 170 (Colo. App. 1992)
- Tomeo v. People, 158 Colo. 26, 404 P.2d 26 (1965)
- Taylor v. Sandoval, 442 F.Supp. 491 (D. Colo. 1977)
- Lobato v. Taylor , 70 P.3d 938 (Colo. 2003)
- Available Upon Request and Consent of the Client
- Lecturer, Civil Procedure, Construction Law
Professional Associations and Memberships
- U.S. District Court Colorado (Committee on Conduct)
- Denver Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association (Legal Fee Arbitration Committee)
- Colorado Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association (Ethics Committee)
- Colorado Bar Association (Board of Governors)
- American Bar Association
- Colorado Air National Guard (Member)
- United States Army Reserve (J.A.G. Captain)
- Alfred A. Arraj Inns of Court (Member)
- Law Club
Pro Bono Activities
- Service on synagogue boards
- Senior living facility board
- Precinct committeeman in two Colorado counties
- Accepted cases from Metro Volunteer Lawyers
- Planning & Zoning Commission, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
- Phi Sigma Delta