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Practice Areas

  • Water Rights Law

  • Water Quality Law

  • Natural Resources Law (Energy and industrial project permitting/compliance and regulatory advice)

  • Environmental Law 

  • Industrial Siting

  • Lobbying and Governmental Affairs

  • Energy and Renewable Energy

  • Real Estate

  • Transactions and due diligence 


Honors and Ratings

  • AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (2004 – present)

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America© for Administrative/Regulatory Law and Environmental Law (2018 – present)

  • Gubernatorial Appointee as Alternate Commissioner for Wyoming on the Upper Colorado River Commission (2015 – present)


Bar Admissions​

  • Wyoming, 1991

  • Colorado, 1991

  • US District Court, District of Wyoming

  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals​


Professional Affiliations

  • Wyoming State Bar (Energy and Natural Resources Section member)

  • Colorado State Bar

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (Trustee for the Wyoming State Bar)

  • Colorado River Water Users Association (Wyoming Trustee) 

  • Wyoming Business Alliance (Steering Committee Member)

  • Wyoming Capitol Club

Prior Professional Experience

  • Of Counsel/Senior Counsel, Crowley Fleck PLLP (2015-2019)

  • Partner, Associated Legal Group, LLC (1996-2015)

  • Wyoming Attorney General’s Office (Water and Natural Resources Division, 1991-1996)​



  • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., 1991

  • University of Northern Colorado, B.S., Business Administration, 1988 


Selected Presentations & Publications​

  • Uh-Oh, What Do We Do With These Water Rights?, Webinar presentation to the Wyoming State Bar, Energy and Natural Resources Section, covering water rights due diligence in transactions and securing temporary water supplies, sponsored by Wyoming State Bar, September 26, 2019

  • Legal and Legislative Developments Affecting Exploration and Production Activity in the Rockies, (Panelist presenting on Wyoming developments), 2019 Energy Bar Association Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting, Cheyenne, Wyoming, June 11, 2019

  • The 30,000-foot view: Building Utility-Scale Projects, (Panelist), Wyoming Infrastructure Authority Energy Trends Conference, Laramie, Wyoming, April 5, 2018

  • How Industry and Regulators Are Responding to Challenges and Opportunities in Management, Reuse, and Beneficial Use of Produced Water, (co-author and presenter), 63rd Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July, 21, 2017

  • What Wyoming Practitioners Need to Know about Recent Energy and Environmental Regulations, (Panelist for Water Issues), Wyoming State Bar Annual Meeting, September 15, 2016

  • Clean Water Act, EPA/Corps of Engineers Proposed Rule on Waters of the United States, (Colloquium organizer and panel moderator), Colorado River Water Users Association 2014 Annual Conference, Legal Colloquium, December 10, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada, CRWUA

  • Recent Environmental and Public Lands Issues Affecting Development Rights, Oil and Gas Rights in Wyoming, September 18, 2014, Casper, Wyoming, Lorman Education Services

  • Balance of Power—Hot Topics in Environmental Regulation and Cooperative Federalism, (Panelist), Wyoming State Bar 2014 Annual Meeting and Judicial Conference, Cheyenne, Wyoming, September 10, 2014, Wyoming State Bar

  • Regulating Oil and Gas Produced Water—Current Issues Influencing Water Law and Policy, Wyoming Water Law Conference, April 25, 2008, Cheyenne, Wyoming, CLE International

  • Water Augmentation Using Snow Fences, Wyoming Water Law Conference, April 28, 2006, Cheyenne, Wyoming, CLE International

  • University of Wyoming College of Law CBM Panel Discussion, April, 2006, Panelist

  • The Effects of Coalbed Natural Gas Development on Water Quality, Coalbed Natural Gas Law Conference, August 26, 2005, Cheyenne, Wyoming

  • Renewed Interest in Basin Energy Development, Law of the Colorado River Conference, May 20, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, CLE International

  • Acquisition of Municipal Water Supplies Through Transfer or Purchase, Wyoming Water Law Conference, April 11, 2005, Cheyenne, Wyoming, CLE International

  • Coal Bed Methane Production and Water Quality, Wyoming Water Law Conference, March 25, 2004, Cheyenne, Wyoming, CLE International

  • Ethical Issues for Adjudication Attorneys and Staff, summary and presentation, Western States Adjudication Conference, September 29-30, 2003, Jackson, Wyoming, Wyoming State Engineer’s Office

  • Updates on Water Quality and Water Quantity Issues, Wyoming State Bar Convention, September 13, 2001, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Wyoming State Bar

  • Wyoming Water Law and the Prior Appropriation System, University of Wyoming Summer Field Course, School of Environmental and Natural Resources, Water Law and Administration: A case study in the Wind River Basin, May 2001, Lander, Wyoming

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