Ann Wolf is an experienced litigator, with over 15 years of experience representing clients in cases involving construction law and litigation, commercial and business litigation, real estate litigation, environmental and regulatory law, condemnation proceedings, receiverships, surety law, personal injury and property damage cases, employment law and insurance law.
Ann focuses on problem solving to aggressively represent her clients’ positions, working to find the best solution, whether that means fighting for their interests through trial or negotiating a favorable settlement. In particular, Ann has years of experience representing clients in complex construction litigation. The issues often involve interpreting intent of the design documents and determining responsibility for oversight and work sequencing. Ann revels in digging into the facts, piecing together the story of what happened and developing the arguments that give her clients the greatest chance to prevail.
After growing up in the Midwest, Ann started her legal career in Oregon, and she still has strong ties to the Pacific Northwest. However, in 2015 she and her husband, Jason, moved to the Kansas City area to raise their two children closer to their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins in Kansas and Iowa. Ann loves being near family and enjoying the many great entertainment options the Kansas City area has to offer. In her free time, Ann enjoys spending time with extended family and watching her children play lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track.
Representative Career Accomplishments
Achieved favorable settlements for subcontractor clients in a case in which the plaintiffs demanded $40 million in damages due to alleged construction defects.
Obtained summary judgment rulings in clients’ favor in multiple cases involving construction law, contract law, real estate litigation, property damage, and personal injury claims.
Successfully represented landowners challenging a county land use decision in front of the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, and later the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Filed numerous mechanic’s liens and petitions to foreclose on mechanic’s liens for receiver client seeking to recover millions of dollars owed to construction contractor.
Researched and advised on matters involving environmental law and litigation, for environmental non-profits, state and city governments, and corporations.
- Construction Law and Litigation
- Business Disputes
- Real Estate Litigation
- Consumer Litigation
- Insurance Coverage
- Personal Injury
- Property Damage
- Surety Law and Litigation
- Environmental Law
- Condemnation Proceedings
- General Civil Litigation
- LL.M., Environmental Law, Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, OR, 2005
- J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR, 2001, Certificate in Environmental Law
- B.A., Illinois State University, Normal, IL, cum laude, 1998
Current Bar Admissions
- Oregon, 2002
- Kansas, 2016
- Missouri, 2016
- U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri
Associations & Organizations
- American Bar Association
- Kansas Bar Association
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- National Association of Women in Construction
- Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
- Wetherell v. Douglas County, 204 Or. App. 732 (2006).
- Sunset Presbyterian Church v. Brockamp & Jaeger, Inc., 254 Or. App. 24 (2012).