Since arriving to Durango in 2005, Mr. Bopp has established a highly regarded business, real estate and estate planning practice. First nominated by the Southwest CO Bar Association for his professional ethics in 2006, he progressed to win the Durango Herald’s “Best Attorney / Lawyer” award in 2013, and was “Runner-up” in 2014. In fact, Mr. Bopp was the only attorney whose name appeared on the Top 5 List in both 2013 and 2014.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Bopp ventured north to earn his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Following several years of bird and mammal surveys for the federal government in northern, western, and central Alaska, he accepted an offer from West Virginia University to conduct a thesis study evaluating the combined effects of acid rain, stream size, and forest service clear-cuts on Brook Trout energetics. Soon after receiving his Master of Science degree, Jesse entered the College of Law at the University of Wyoming. While earning his Juris Doctorate he conducted negligence liability analyses for the US Geological Survey and the WY Dept. of Transportation, while concurrently student teaching undergraduate biology labs.
Mr. Bopp has a three-part practice specialization in business law, real estate, and estate planning (including probate and trust administration). Following nearly two years of employment in local firms, and nearly five years as a solo practitioner, the Bopp Reynolds Law Group was formed in 2012 to better serve the community. Mr. Bopp’s practice is approximately 65% transactional and 35% litigation.
Outside the Firm, Mr. Bopp served for several years on the Board of Directors of Durango Nature Studies, a local non-profit focused on kids and the outdoors, and enjoys advising several non-profit organizations within his practice. He is currently a member of Lion’s Club International, and assists the local chapter screen children’s eyesight throughout Southwest Colorado. Mr. Bopp and his wife are deeply rooted in the community and cherish raising their kids in such a special town.
Jesse specializes in the following areas:
- Business Law
- Entity Governance
- Asset Protection
- Estate Planning
- Probate and Trust Administration
- Finance Law
- Real Estate Law
“Jesse, Thank you for your guidance and help to achieve a successful closing. Much Appreciated! It’s nice to work with a ‘get it done’ attorney.” ~ Mark S.
“I was referred to Jesse Bopp in the fall of 2014 to assist with the finalization of the sale of my home and property here in Durango. I shall remain forever in deep gratitude for his impeccable service and expertise pertaining to legal matters surrounding the sale of my personal real estate following a difficult divorce.
Mr. Bopp’s ability to naturally maintain professionalism with integrity, compassion, ease, understanding, steadfastness and appropriate assertiveness in ALL matters relating to my legal circumstances was a profound and life-changing experience for me.
Thank you, Jesse Bopp for the smooth and timely resolution of the sale of my home and property, which could have been even more challenging without your valuable support.” ~ L. Meryt