Water Counsel

Adam DeVoe is the founder of DeVoe Law and has a 20 year legal practice specializing in water rights and water law, regulatory and environmental compliance and litigation, natural resources law, and land use and real estate law. Prior to starting his own practice, DeVoe Law, Adam spent 20 years practicing in Denver at preeminent national law firms, including as a partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and Special Counsel at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

In the area of water rights, Adam has an extensive background, including many years representing one of Colorado’s largest municipalities, the City of Aurora, in water rights litigation in Colorado water court, and on water strategy and water planning matters. He also represented Idaho Power Company in Idaho’s basin-wide adjudication, and litigated related claims against the Bureau of Reclamation in the Court of Federal Claims.  Adam’s broad base of water rights experience includes representation on various water matters throughout the Western United States, including strategic water planning, water rights due diligence and title opinions, ‎acquisition and disposition of water rights, and securitizing water rights for both borrowers and lenders.

Adam also has a broad base of experience focused ‎on environmental compliance and litigation, environmental regulatory matters, and natural resources law. He has experience in virtually all facets of environmental and regulatory compliance, ‎planning, due diligence, and risk management. Adam has broad ‎experience with environmental matters ranging from air and water quality to NEPA to endangered species, including ‎all state and federal environmental statutes, in virtually every jurisdiction in the Western United States.‎