Water & Environmental Law


Dave focuses on Colorado water rights (adjudication and transactional), water quality matters, and environmental permitting and compliance, wetlands, public lands, and environmental litigation.  He has advised clients on matters arising under state water law and federal statutes including the Clean Water Act, NEPA, ESA, FLPMA and CERCLA. Dave has represented water supply organizations, sand and gravel and hardrock mining companies, and a wide variety of individual water users. 

He has negotiated, prepared and implemented water usage agreements, purchase and sale agreements and settlement agreements to resolve threatened and pending litigation. His litigation experience includes water rights cases, environmental and commercial claims, permit applications and royalty disputes.  Dave has authored articles and spoken at professional conferences on various water law topics, the Endangered Species Act, wetlands issues, citizen suits, preemption issues, and public lands and mining litigation.