CHARLES F. REAMS
Charles F. Reams, founding Partner of Reams & Reams, began his career in personal injury and insurance defense lawyer in 1983, alongside his father, Warren Reams. In 1991, Mr. Reams was appointed the position of Public Administrator of the 21st Judicial District of Colorado. His primary focus of practice is now probate and as the Public Administrator, he is continually appointed to combat the growing number of financial exploitation cases in Mesa County.
Charles Reams specializes in the administration and litigation of decedent’s estates and trusts, protective proceedings including guardianship and conservatorship matters, and wrongful death litigation in connection with the estate. His area of focus is the surrounding counties of Mesa County and the western slope.
ZACHARY T. REAMS
Zachary Reams, shareholder of Reams & Reams, is a lifetime resident of Grand Junction. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado State University with an emphasis in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. He received his Juris Doctorate at Oklahoma City University School of Law, and he was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 2013. Before his career as an attorney, Zachary Reams worked for the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program as a GIS Analyst, where he helped digitize wildlife and wetlands across the State of Colorado.
His field of practice primarily focuses on probate and trust law with emphasis in litigation. Zachary Reams was appointed the Deputy Public Administrator of the 21st Judicial District of Colorado in 2015.
WARREN F. REAMS (1920-2012)
From Warren’s In Memoriam, published in the Colorado Lawyer, July 2012 issue:
Warren Floyd Reams quietly passed away with his family by his side on February 2, 2012; he was 91.
Warren was born in Fort Lyon, Colorado on August 15, 1920 to Floyd U. and Josephine (Nerger) Reams. He married Leatha Nora Dean of Gunnison on June 18, 1942 in Leadville. He joined and served in the Navy from 1943 to 1947 as the Chief Petty Officer and drum major on Catalina Island. He graduated from Western State College of Colorado (1950) and Westminster Law School (University of Denver) (JD, 1954).
He was a distinguished and valuable member of the Grand Junction legal community for fifty-six years, serving and supporting many organizations, such as St. Joseph’s Church; Community Concerts; Mesa County Bar Association (he served as president in 1964); Assistant District Attorney, 7th Judicial District; Knights of Columbus, 4th degree (Former Grand Knight); and Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction (former president and lieutenant governor). He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Leatha; brother, Dwight Reams of Holdenville, Oklahoma; sisters, Deloras Kirby of Phoenix, Arizona, and Tina Jones of Woodland, Texas; four sons, William (Pat) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Melvin (Diana) of Denver, Charles (Sally) of Grand Junction, and Paul (Amy) of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Warren enjoyed many activities with his family and he found solace in fishing and hunting. There is not an inch of Western Colorado he had not fished or hunted. From the inception of his legal practice, Warren garnered respect from his peers for his unerring litigation tactics. His previous life as a respected farmer, miner, and fly-fisher allowed him to walk the line with any jury, and he successfully litigated his client’s position at any level of justice. Honest, unrelenting, and an accomplished orator, his approach was meticulous. One of his favorite applicable quotes from Omar Khayyam is: “The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”