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    1120 Lincoln St.
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    Denver, Colorado 80203-2141



Lawyers Serving Clients in the Rocky Mountain Region

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Congratulations to Deborah L. Freeman who has been selected as Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law, in Denver, for 2023 by Best Lawyers® in America.  Trout Raley has once again received the "Best Law Firms" (2022 Ed.) for the Metropolitan Tier 1, in Colorado for Environmental Law and Water Law.  Additionally, Bennett W. Raley, Peggy E. Montaño, Deborah L. Freeman all received Best Lawyers® in America in America for Water Law and Environmental Law (2023 Ed.). Additionally, Douglas M. Sinor and Lisa M. Thompson received Best Lawyers® in America for Water Law (2023 Ed.).  Michael A. Kopp was also awarded the Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers® in America (2023 Ed.).  Congratulations to all!


Help for clients with their natural resources and water rights

Established in 1992, Trout Raley Montaño Freeman Sinor Thompson P.C., d/b/a Trout Raley and formerly known as Trout, Raley, Montaño, Witwer & Freeman, P.C., concentrates its practice in the areas of water rights, natural resources and environmental law, water quality, public lands law, right of way acquisition, legislative matters and trials and appeals.  Trout Raley attorneys have represented a number of water providers in the acquisition and defense of rights to surface and ground water and participated in hundreds of cases before the Colorado Water Courts regarding the determination and change of water rights under Colorado law.  The firm’s experience includes both resource-related and general civil litigation in state and federal courts and representation of clients before state and federal agencies.

The attorneys at Trout Raley  have advised clients with respect to the implementation and enforcement of interstate compacts in a variety of river basins in the West. They also have significant experience in the environmental permitting and regulatory field under a broad range of federal and state laws, including the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act and the National Forest Management Act.

Many of the attorneys at Trout Raley are AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and the firm recently received a Tier One rating as a Best Law Firm for Colorado Environmental and Water Law by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.  The firm's lawyers jointly authored Acquiring, Using, and Protecting Water in Colorado, a book available from Bradford Publishing.

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Contact Denver natural resource attorneys today at 303-861-1963.