Chris regularly handles civil matters in state and federal courts in Colorado and Utah. His areas of emphasis include representing business clients with commercial and contract disputes. He also represents clients with natural resource disputes, including those involving federal and state public lands agencies. Substantively, these matters include roads and rights-of-way; mining; grazing; oil and gas; and leasing/permitting on public lands. Chris has significant training and experience pertaining to federal environmental laws and regulations.
Chris also represents government and private clients in matters involving municipal law, zoning, and land use issues. "Our focus is always to provide practical advice and cost-effective representation for our clients."
He serves as general counsel for several public entities including Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District; the City of Moab, Utah; Clifton Sanitation District; Grand River Mosquito Control District; and Clifton Water District. Chris has represented a number of public entity clients in various matters in both Colorado and Utah.
His education includes a B.A. from Colorado State University (1988) and a J.D./M.S.L. (Environmental Law) from Vermont Law School (1992). Chris is married and has two children—“my continuing education program.”
Admitted to Bar
1997 Utah and US District Court, District of Utah
1993 US District Court, District of Colorado
JD 1992 — Vermont Law School, cum laude
MSL 1992 — Vermont Law School, magna cum laude
BA 1988 — Colorado State University
Martindale-Hubbell Rating — BV Distinguished 4.4 out of 5.0
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Community and Professional Involvement
Colorado Bar Association
Mesa County Bar Association
Utah State Bar
Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, Board of Trustees
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