Gerald D. Weaver
Mr. Weaver grew up in a small town in Illinois. He attended and graduated from DePauw University in 1967. In 1970 he graduated from the Denver University College of Law.
Mr. Weaver Moved to Montrose in March, 1971, where he has maintained the general practice of law for the past 35 years. Widowed in 2005, he remarried in 2006 and has two grown daughters and three grown stepsons. His principal outside activities include golf, travel, hiking, reading and dancing.
Mr. Weaver served as Montrose Municipal Judge from 1977 through 1994. He has also served as President of the County and District Bar Associations, served on the Board of Governors of CBA, and has been Chairperson of the CBA Legal Fee Arbitration Committee. Mr. Weaver has argued cases in both the Colorado Supreme Court and the Federal District Court for the District of Colorado.
In his community, Mr. Weaver is on the Board of Directors of the Montrose Land Company and participates in other local service clubs and charitable organizations. He has also served as an elected member of the Montrose Recreation District.
Special interests include the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado.
Mr. Weaver recently retired from the active practice of law, but remains “of counsel” with the law firm. He also recently completed extensive training as a mediator, and is available to mediate disputes that might otherwise get resolved only in court.
Rodney E. Fitzhugh
Mr. Fitzhugh grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he attended public schools and Mesa Community College. Early employment experiences with mining, construction, warehouse, farm, ranch, and orchard work convinced him to seek more education at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he received his B.A. in 1979 and his Law Degree in 1981. He practiced law in Boulder, Denver and California for several years before joining with Mr. Weaver at Montrose in 1994. He has licenses to practice law in Colorado, California and New Mexico.
Martindale-Hubble, the international attorney rating and referral service has honored him with its “BV” rating. His areas of practice include: Real Estate, Contracts, Leases, Fence and Boundary Law, Adverse Possession, Land Use Law, Subdivision Law, Construction Law, Mechanic’s Liens, Business Organizations including LLC’s and Corporations, Divorce, Wills and Criminal Law. He assists clients both with transactional matters such as review of and preparation of contracts, wills, and other legal documents, but also with legal disputes requiring arbitration, litigation, trial, mediation and appeals.
When not tending his law practice, he stays busy with family, swing dancing, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, camping, kayaking, reading, writing, composing and playing music. He also stays active in civic affairs and has served as director, board member and officer of many non-profit organizations, including Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, Academic Booster Club of Montrose, and Partners of Delta and Montrose.
Mr. Fitzhugh presently resides with his family in Ridgway, Colorado, where he has at various times served on both the Ridgway Town Counsel and the Ridgway/Ouray County Joint Area Planning Commission.
We have a small, dedicated and efficient staff to provide prompt and effective service in support of our lawyers.
Cheryl Birawer provides secretarial services for both Mr. Weaver and Mr. Fitzhugh. Clients will find her a diligent, friendly and helpful liaison to both attorneys.
Karen Largent provides bookkeeping and other financial services to the law firm. She is available to assist clients with billing questions, and to assist vendors and suppliers with delivery and handling of equipment and supplies.