The firm has specialized in water law since the day, decades ago, that James Petrock started the firm based solidly on the knowledge and experience he gained from his tenure with the Denver Water Board. For over four decades we have built exponentially on that knowledge and experience as water law has become infinitely more complex, due inevitably to factors such as population growth that places an ever increasing demand on finite water resources, and the ever-evolving sophistication of government mandated environmental and regulatory law designed to protect both consumers and the water resources they depend on.
Perhaps no other area of the law has as much impact on the entirety of the community as water rights adjudication that affects every aspect of the lives of Colorado’s citizens; from serving business and commerce to keeping clean water flowing abundantly for residential users and leisure applications like parks and recreation.
While an intimate and comprehensive understanding of the ins and outs of water law is crucial to any firm specializing in the procurement and protection of water rights, our firm recognizes the crucial necessity of working knowledgeably and seamlessly with local government, water, health, and taxation authorities, as well as state and federal water regulators to effectively and fairly balance the needs of water rights holders with that of the general public.
Accordingly, our firm’s broad-based areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, the following: