At Vela Wood, we are constantly trying to reinvent what it means to practice law. We explore every avenue to make this firm a better place – for our team, for our clients, and for our communities.

For Our Team

At Vela Wood, we don’t believe in work-life balance. There’s just life. We encourage employees to focus on their lives, and we hope VW becomes an important part of them. Learn more about our team through our annual reports! Click through to see our firm’s growth in attorneys, partners, clients, and office space.

Vela Wood Fifteen-Year Report
Year in Review 2022
Year in Review 2021
Year in Review 2020
Year in Review 2019
Year in Review 2018
Year in Review 2017
Year in Review 2016
Year in Review 2015
Year in Review 2014
Year in Review 2013
Year in Review 2012
Our Attorneys

“Vela, stop shooting so much.”

– Coach Cranfill

Kevin Vela Partner

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

— Marcus Aurelius

Radney Wood Partner

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

– Anonymous

Carr Staley Partner

“What we know matters, but who we are matters more.”

– Brené Brown

Jenny Young Partner

“For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

– Amanda Gorman

Alyson Rubio Partner

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

– George Bernard Shaw

Chi Reece Partner

“Take dead aim.”

– Harvey Penick

Clark Smith Partner

“Leave the roads; take the trails.”

– Pythagoras

Cleve Burke Partner

“Take dead aim.”

– Harvey Penick

Clark Smith Partner

“Winners are not born, they are self-made.”

– Pat Summitt

Katherine (Kate) Porter Partner

“The important thing is to not stop questioning.”

– Albert Einstein

Paul Wolpert Partner

“Fall seven times. Stand up eight.”

– Japanese Proverb

Zach Jones Partner

“Life is a series of commas, not periods..”

– Matthew McConaughey

Alexus Esquibel Attorney

“Football always seems the most important of the least important things”

– Jugen Klopp

Andrew Visnovsky Senior Counsel

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

– Mark Twain

Arthur Swanson Senior Of Counsel

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”

– Audrey Hepburn

Ashley Sykora Attorney

“Curiosity is the spark behind the spark of every great idea. The future belongs to the curious.”

– Unknown

Blake Hart Senior Attorney

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

– Benjamin Spock

Brian Kim Senior Attorney

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

– Albus Dumbledore

Bronté Story Attorney

“Make your bed.”

– Admiral McRaven

Bobby Gojuangco Attorney

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston Churchill

Candace Groth Senior Attorney

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

Norman Vincent Peale

David Steinberg Attorney

“Be curious, not judgmental.”

– Ted Lasso

Gregory Smith Senior Counsel

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”

– Elon Musk

Jeff Villalobos Senior Attorney

“The Dude Abides”

– The Dude

Kevin Koskovich Attorney

“A [wo]man’s got to have a code.”

– John Wayne

Lacey Shrum Attorney

“For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

– Amanda Gorman

Matt Shandy Senior Attorney

“May you live every day of your life.”

– Jonathan Swift

Mattison Raiford Attorney

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

– Arthur Ashe

Myra Dioquino Senior Attorney

“The house always wins… Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big, and then you take the house.”

– Oceans 11

Peter Hammon Senior of Counsel

“Just keep swimming.”

– Dory

Rebecca Carpenter Senior Counsel

“When there are nine.”

– Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Stefanie Scott Shah Senior of Counsel

“I, a universe of atoms, an atom in the universe.”

– Richard P. Feynman

Steven Wood Senior of Counsel

“Do or do not, there is no try.”

– Jedi Master Yoda

Trevor LaBarge Senior Attorney

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

– Mark Twain

Tyson Attaway Senior Attorney

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For Our Clients

We truly enjoy the work that we do and the clients whom we work with. We believe we have a responsibility that is so much more than delivering documents or legal advice. 

We’re not perfect, but we endeavor to be the best service provider possible. We strive to be innovative and constantly evolve to use technology that makes client communication and our legal work seamless and effective. We leverage software such as Clio, Carta, Pulley, CapBase, and HyperDraft, each cutting edge in their own right, and provide resources, including blogs, podcasts, infographics and more to help you build what you want to build.

Stay Up-to-Date

From blog posts to podcasts, legislation tracking tools to helpful glossaries, Vela Wood is committed to making sure our clients have the tools they need to stay informed and ahead of the curve.

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How We’ve Helped Our Clients

Boston based Apptopia is a data intelligence platform that enables brands to analyze critical competitive signals and gain insights across mobile apps and connected devices. Apptopia customers include some of the best known brands in the world, including Zoom, Target, […]

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Build With Robots

Build With Robots is a New Mexico-based tech company that designs and builds robotics to perform dangerous, repetitive tasks. Build With Robots’ technology is not designed to replace people’s jobs – their goals are to make workers lives easier and […]

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NoiseAware Inc.

NoiseAware offers state of the art noise monitoring solutions for the short-term rental industry. NoiseAware has evolved over the past several years into a global leader in hardware and software solutions for individual and professional property managers alike. Vela Wood […]

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SignEasy is a global leader in the electronic signature space and is trusted by over 35,000 companies worldwide and processes millions of signatures each year. SignEasy has been a Vela Wood client for over 10 years, and during that time […]

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Telos Health Solution

Telos provides technology solutions that deliver real-time patient measure updates and intuitive care coordination workflows that enhance community care providers’ ability to make timely value-based care decisions.  Telos came to VW after a year of operations and VW helped Telos […]

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For Our Communities

In the end, we are not just here to practice law. We are here to build community. A community that builds a better, more caring, and more just world. See below to learn how we’re doing this in our local communities and on a global scale.

Social Change

Vela Wood Forward

Vela Wood Forward (VW FWD) is an internal firm initiative dedicated to providing financial resources and volunteer hours to organizations and causes that support justice and equal rights for marginalized communities and to educating and providing opportunities for our employees to become agents of social change.

Click below to learn more about our mission and commitments, view our impact reports, and see our current events.

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Global Reach

We are committed to a global perspective and impact in our workplace through international professional exchange programs and through VW Abroad, where our firm works remotely from another country each year.

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