Megan Gutwein’s practice focuses on water law, water quality, real estate, civil litigation and business transactions. Megan assists clients in water court litigation and administrative proceedings, including adjudication of water rights, changes of water rights, and augmentation plans.
Megan graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 2016 (Order of the Coif), where she earned a Natural Resources Law & Policy Certificate. During law school, Megan was a Notes & Comments editor for the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Review, and also published her student note in the same journal. Throughout this time, she volunteered for the Acequia Assistance Project and completed the Public Service Pledge.
Megan gained a variety of experience during law school by interning for Honorable Gregory J. Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court, the Fort Collins City Attorney’s Office, the Boulder County Attorney’s Office, and the Sierra Club. Additionally, she was a student attorney in the Natural Resources Law Clinic where she provided legal assistance to clients regarding water rights matters.
Megan earned an M.S. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, and published her research in the peer-reviewed journal Rangeland Ecology and Management. She also holds an Honors B.S. in Restaurant and Resort Management from Colorado State University.
During her free time, Megan enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, practicing kung-fu, and riding her motorcycle.
EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF LAW,ORDER OF THE COIF, 2016
MASTER OF SCIENCE
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2011
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Co-Author: “All We Really Need to Know We Learned in Kindergarten: Share Everything (Agricultural Water Sharing to Meet Increasing Municipal Water Demands),” Colorado Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Review, Vol. 27 No. 2 (Summer 2016)
Author: National Conservation Area Designation: When You Need a Shovel, Not a Backhoe, 27 Colo. Nat. Resources, Energy & Envtl. L. Rev. 71 (2016).
Co-Author: Integrating Conservation and Financial Objectives on Private Rangelands in Northern Colorado: Rancher and Practitioner Perceptions. 66 Rangeland Ecology & Mgmt. 330 (2013).
Attorney, Megan Gutwein, participated in BizWest's Confluence Colorado Water Conference on Thursday, October 22. Joining Megan were panelists Brad Wind, general manager, Northern Water, Patrick McMeekin, vice president of land development and partner, Hartford Homes....
The Tenth Circuit recently held that a suit filed in Colorado state court by local governmental entities for global warming-related damages allegedly caused by oil and gas companies cannot be removed to federal court. Plaintiffs – the City of Boulder, Boulder County...
Boulder, CO - Partner, Rudy Verner, joined Mario Molina, executive director of Protect Our Winters (POW), his team, supporters and athletes at Food Lab for discussion addressing climate change. POW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by professional snowboarder...
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