Who We Are
Who We Are
About The Firm
Meet Cody Balzer
Born in Bottineau, North Dakota, Cody lived all over North Dakota (Williston, Fargo & Bismark) and West Des Moines, Iowa, Rapid City, South Dakota, and finally Casper, Wyoming, where he graduated with honors from Kelly Walsh High School.
He then earned his B.A. in Business from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he was a founding father of Baylor chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity.
Three months after graduating from Baylor, Cody left central Texas and headed back to Wyoming’s high plains enrolling at the University of Wyoming College of Law located in Laramie. While in law school, Cody published and served as a junior editor and then Managing Editor of the Land & Water Law Review. While still a law student, Cody was a summer law clerk for the firm of Reeves, Murdock & Gifford, and served as an extern for Wyoming Supreme Court Justice William A. Taylor. Cody earned his Juris doctorate in May of 1995.
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In September of 1995, after passing both the Wyoming and Colorado bar exams, Cody began his legal career as an associate with Reeves & Murdock in Casper, Wyoming. Nick Murdock started his law firm shortly after that. Cody joined that firm as an associate.
In 1999, Cody became a shareholder in Nick Murdock & Associates, P.C. In 2001, and after Mark Carman joined the firm, the firm became Balzer Carman Murdock, P.C.
In 2005, Cody relocated to Loveland, Colorado, opening Balzer Law Firm, P.C.
In 2013, Cody made his mother (a native of Mott, North Dakota, and a U.N.D. graduate) proud by obtaining his North Dakota law license.
Over the years, Cody has worked on numerous challenging and complex cases, including oil and gas matters (including class actions), personal injury matters, wrongful death, contracts, and commercial litigation. Details of some of the class action cases are located on this site.
Cody is the proud father of twin girls.
Our Team Approach
For us, a “team approach” starts with the relationship between this law firm and the client. Our concept of a “team approach” includes ideas from various sources, including clients, attorneys, experts, and other professionals when involved.
In addition to that relationship, there are times where attorneys from other firms might be involved. From my first days as a practicing lawyer, I have been involved in large, complex matters. In those types of cases, I was mentored by experienced attorneys on the value of working collaboratively. I learned that often “two heads think better than one.” Throughout the years, I have seen the value of that type of approach whereby brainstorming sessions have resulted in better ideas, better solutions, and better results. When the case merits additional attorneys, they are typically available, thus expanding the team working for you.
What Does Our Team Approach Mean For You?
Perhaps the most important aspect of a team approach is that we consider our clients part of the team. We are hands-on, will talk with you one—on—one as needed, and welcome your ideas, input, and concerns. We think this provides a better experience for everyone. Ultimately, we aim to put the team’s collective expertise to work for you.