Welcome to Waterlaw: Patrick | Miller | Noto

For over 30 years, PMN/Waterlaw has been a leading Colorado water rights law firm, providing innovative solutions to numerous, diverse clients who depend on water as a resource. We are leaders in diligent, cutting edge, sustainable planning and legal services in Colorado’s water resource field.

We understand the critical need for water in various Colorado industries including agriculture, municipal water, resort development, and various businesses, and we have expertise in litigation as well as out of court negotiation. Our experience with Colorado water law allows us to find the best and most cost-effective solutions for our clients’ water-related needs. If you’re looking for a Colorado water lawyer, it’s important to hire a water law firm with water attorneys who practice only in the water field.

Our Colorado Water Lawyers

WaterLaw: Kevin Patrick
KEVIN L. PATRICK
WaterLaw: SCOTT C. MILLER
SCOTT C. MILLER
WaterLaw: PAUL L. NOTO
PAUL L. NOTO
GARY D. ALLISON
GARY D. ALLISON
WaterLaw: Jason Grooves
JASON M. GROVES
John Sittler, WaterLaw. Leading water rights law firm
JOHN SITTLER
LISA CLAXTON
LISA CLAXTON
SABRE BROTHERS

Choosing a Colorado Water Lawyer

Are you hoping to secure water rights in Colorado? As long as you have an approved “beneficial use” for the water you’re hoping to access, you can go to water court for a decree to use that water.

When choosing a Colorado water lawyer, it’s especially important to hire a specialty water law firm staffed with water lawyers who solely focus on the water rights field. Because of its unique geographic makeup with water flows getting diverted within and without the state, the intricacies of Colorado water law require constant attention.

Our Waterlaw legal team has expertise in litigation and negotiation to arrive at the most effective water rights solutions for our Colorado clients.

Colorado water law for rivers
Colorado River in Gypsum Colorado

Our Colorado Water Law Offices

Aspen, Colorado Office:
  • 197 Prospector Road
    Suite 2104A
    Aspen, Colorado 81611
  • Tel: 970.920.1030
  • Fax: 970.925.6847
Basalt, Colorado Office:
  • Waterlaw Riverwalk
    229 Midland Avenue
    Basalt, Colorado 81621
  • Tel: 970.920.1030
  • Fax: 970.927.1030
Denver, Colorado Office:
  • 999 18th Street
    30th Floor
    Denver, Colorado 80202
  • Tel: 970.920.1030
  • Fax: 970.927.1030

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Colorado Water Doctrine say?

According to the principles of the Colorado Doctrine (adopted in the 1860s to regulate water use and land ownership due to concerns about reduction in water flow), surface and groundwater is a public resource. While no one owns the stream or water, rights can be secured to use the water for beneficial purposes.

Why do Colorado water rights matter?

Water law and water rights are particularly crucial in Colorado, because water flows out of the state and travels towards the ocean on the East and West coasts of the United States. Protecting water rights in Colorado ensures that Coloradoans will have enough water now and into the future.

What water rights do Colorado water attorneys protect?

Colorado water rights attorneys secure and protect access to public water resources, including building on lands, diverting water to another place of use, and the means to transport and store water.