Joseph E. Edwards III ("Jody")

Joseph E. Edwards III ("Jody")

Aspen, Colorado

Joseph E. Edwards, III is a skilled attorney whose practice focuses on real estate development and transactions, land use, commercial lending and foreclosures, business organization and municipal law. For nearly 30 years of practice in the Roaring Fork Valley, clients have depended on his counsel for matters ranging from complex real estate acquisitions to the negotiation of planned unit development documents. Prior to founding Klein, Coté and Edwards,  Jody worked for private firms in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley where he developed a reputation for integrity and for finding creative solutions to difficult problems. 

Jody’s clients rely on his exceptional knowledge of local development and land use law, the result of serving for nearly a decade as the Town Attorney for the Town of Basalt, Colorado and his tenure as the Chairman of the Pitkin County Planning and Zoning Commission. He also regularly appears before city and county entities for matters related to land use regulation. 

Jody also has extensive experience with Homeowners Association law and counsels a multitude of HOAs in matters related to the development, enforcement and interpretation of governing documents.

Jody is admitted to practice in Colorado and Hawaii and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D. 1984) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (B.S. 1981).

Areas of Practice

  • Land Use and Development
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Lending and Foreclosures
  • Owners Associations
  • Business/Entity Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1985
  • Hawaii, 2012


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1984
  • University of Colorado, Colorado
    • B.S. - 1981
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pitkin County Planning and Zoning Commission, Chairman, 1991 - 1993
  • Pitkin County Bar Association, President, 1992 - 1993
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member