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Kevin C. Havelda

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Phone:

970-482-4011

Email:

khavelda@wicklaw.com

 

Kevin Havelda is a senior attorney with Wick & Trautwein, LLC. He joined the firm in September 2022. Kevin helps clients navigate challenging issues across a broad range of complex and simple litigation, including commercial litigation, employment litigation, physician and medical provider licensure complaints, insurance litigation, and general civil litigation. He also has experience litigating restrictive covenant disputes in Colorado and Kentucky. From his experience as a trial lawyer, Kevin understands firsthand that creative solutions are required to solve both challenging and simple disputes, and that advocacy does not end in the courtroom.

Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a litigation and employment attorney at Johnson Muffly & Dauster, P.C. Before moving to Fort Collins, Kevin practiced at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP, a nationally recognized civil trial firm in Denver, where he focused in commercial litigation, employment litigation, malpractice defense litigation, and insurance defense litigation as a trial lawyer. There, Kevin was named to the Best Lawyers in America List, Employment, Rising Stars for 2022. Prior to this experience, Kevin served as an inaugural law clerk to the Honorable Claria Horn Boom of the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. Before his clerkship, Kevin was an associate in the Lexington, Kentucky office of Frost Brown Todd LLC, where he practiced in the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, and insurance litigation.

Kevin attended law school at the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law, where he was awarded the Faculty Cup at graduation for his efforts inside and outside of the classroom. Before law school, Kevin served as a Teach For America Corps Member in post-Katrina Greater New Orleans and was a founding teacher of a charter school in Brooklyn, New York following his Teach For America commitment, where he obtained a Master’s in Education. Kevin graduated from Centre College in Kentucky, where he was a member of the men’s varsity soccer team.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
    • Restrictive Covenant Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2015
  • Colorado, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Education

  • University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D.
  • Hunter College, City University of New York, Manhattan, New York
    • Master of Science in Education
  • Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Majors: (Double) English; International Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Larimer County Bar Association
  • Larimer County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, external advisor, and pro bono volunteer
  • Teach For America, Member, Alumni Board, Appalachia Region
  • Leadership Lexington, Lexington Chamber of Commerce
    • Class of 2018, Leader of State of the Classroom Community Project
    • Member, Executive Steering Committee (2019)
  • Melissa Moore Murphy, Judicial Campaign for Fayette County District Court
    • Judicial Campaign Committee Member, January 2018-April 2018

Creative
Solutions,
Exceptional
Results