Vanya Akraboff is an associate with the firm. Her practice focuses on water and environmental law, including state and federal court litigation, water court cases, and general resource-related policy issues faced by public and private  clients. Prior to joining Trout Raley, Ms. Akraboff practiced in complex commercial and securities litigation for six years and clerked for the Honorable Nathan B. Coats of the Colorado Supreme Court. During law school, Ms. Akraboff interned for two judges, the Getches-Wilkinson Center, and a private law firm. She has prior professional experience in international renewable energy advocacy and environmental conservation.

Legal Experience

Trout Raley, Colorado
Associate Attorney (2022 – Present). Natural resources firm with emphasis in water and environmental law and litigation. Represents a variety of clients including water conservancy districts, municipal corporations, farmers, and real estate developers in both state and federal litigation.

Shoemaker Ghiselli + Schwartz 
Associate Attorney (2016-2021). Practiced litigation in the areas of securities, intellectual property, corporate governance, merger disputes, and employment law.

Colorado Supreme Court
Judicial Clerk (2015–2016). Clerk for the Honorable Nathan B. Coats of the Colorado Supreme Court. Researched and drafted memoranda on petitions for certiorari and cases pending before Colorado’s highest court.  


      Colorado Courts
      United States District Court, District of Colorado
      United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

      Law School Attended

      University of Colorado Law School, Class of 2015, J.D.

      University Attended

      University of Washington, Class of 2005 (cum laude)

      Associations and Memberships

      Colorado Bar Association (member of Water Law Section)
      Denver Bar Association


      Trout Raley Montaño Freeman Sinor Thompson P.C.


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