Jeff Wertz earned his law degree in 1996 from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, where he was honored as a member of the Duquesne Law Review and was twice elected President of his class. After starting his legal career as a state prosecutor for Colorado’s Ninth Judicial District, he established a private litigation practice based in Aspen where he has been representing clients in criminal defense, auto/truck/motorcycle injury, construction disputes and other civil litigation ever since. He is licensed in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and several federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 2012, Jeff completed the required training and testing to become a barrister and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Jeff is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, the National Legal Committee of NORML, the International Bar Association and several other professional associations in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Jeff serves his local community as a member of the City of Aspen Liquor Licensing Authority.
Stephen completed his Paralegal Certification through Colorado Mountain College in 2018 and has a Master’s degree in history. He has worked with the firm since the summer of 2016 and is excited to continue to contribute to Feldman / Wertz. In his spare time Steve likes to read, hunt elk, bake sourdough bread, rock climb, and ski big mountains. Ask him about the local Aspen area snow conditions next time you are in the valley. Don’t ask him where the elk are.