Wes Reeder

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Wes Reeder in mountaineering gear climbing mountain

When I’m feeling stressed I…Workout take a walk and watch sports.

I feel most alive when I’m…Climbing. 

My preferred method of exercise is…Cycling or circuit training.

The first thing I do when I wake up is…Shower and coffee

I am most productive during the day when I…Close door and focus on task. 

On a typical Saturday night you will find me…Grill out at home and spend time with family. 

I can’t go a day without…Coffee

During the week I wake up at…5:30/5:45 AM 

If I could go back to when I was a young lawyer and give myself advice, I would say…Always try to maintain a balance between work and personal time. 

The best way to deal with a difficult colleague or opposing counsel is…Phone call or in person communication. 

The worst piece of advice I ever received was…To take a scorched earth approach to a case. 

I keep my priorities straight by…Evaluate what needs to be accomplished in order of importance to me personally and professionally.

My favorite music is…Blue grass

I wish more lawyers…Would not play games with the discovery rules.

I am currently reading…The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev

Wes is a shareholder at Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon.  He focuses his practice in the areas of construction and commercial litigation serving a broad range of clients including Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Developers, material suppliers, and business owners. Wes is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.  In that capacity, he mediates cases involving construction and business disputes, foreclosures, condemnation proceedings, and real estate matters.

Wes is a second-career attorney, in that he is a retired Naval Reserve Officer with more than 24 years of aviation industry related service to the federal government and the U.S. Military. While on active duty in the U.S. Navy, Wes had the honor of serving as a crewman with the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron (a.k.a. Blue Angels).