Davis Wert is a senior associate with the Denver law firm of Trout Raley.  Since joining Trout Raley, Mr. Wert has practiced water, environmental, public lands, eminent domain, and property law, among other areas, and has experience representing public and private clients, including the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, before the Colorado district, water, and appellate courts, the federal courts for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits and the Districts of  Arizona and Colorado, and state and federal agencies.  Prior to joining Trout Raley, Mr. Wert clerked for the Honorable Brian D. Boatright on the Colorado Supreme Court. During law school, Mr. Wert interned at the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and two private law firms.

Legal Experience

Trout Raley, Colorado

Associate Attorney (2016 – Present).  Natural resources firm with emphasis in water and environmental law and litigation.  Represents a variety of clients including water conservancy districts, municipalities, counties, landowners, golf course and real estate developers, and nonprofits in both state and federal litigation and administrative matters.

Colorado Supreme Court

Judicial Clerk (2015–2016).  Clerk for the Honorable Brian D. Boatright of the Colorado Supreme Court.  Assisted Justice Boatright with tasks including legal research, record review, and opinion drafting for a variety of cases, including cases involving intricate questions of water law and property law. Drafted memoranda recommending grant or denial of petitions for writs of certiorari filed with the Court.
Relevant Publications & Teaching

Co-Author, Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Over Wetlands: The Implications of Sackett v. EPA, The Colorado Lawyer (Colorado Bar Association Dec. 2023).

Presenter, The Ebb and Flow of 'Waters of the United States,' Colorado Bar Association CLE Presentation (2023).

Admission Details

Colorado Courts
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States District Court for the District of Arizona (pro hac vice)
United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Law School Attended

University of Denver College of Law, Class of 2015, J.D.
Order of the Coif / Order of St. Ives, Honors Achieved

University Attended

Colgate University, Class of 2011, B.A., History

Associations & Memberships

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


Trout Raley Montaño Freeman Sinor Thompson P.C.


1120 N Lincoln Street,
Suite 1600,
Denver, Colorado 80203-2141