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Carolyn Steffl

Carolyn Steffl

Carolyn Steffl has been representing Colorado special districts and municipalities since 2003, primarily as general counsel and also as water counsel. She serves as general counsel to a number of water and sanitation and metropolitan districts with elected citizen Boards, ranging from very small districts to one of the largest water and sanitation districts in the state. Her wealth of experience, enthusiasm, and dedication to her clients allows her to provide excellent and efficient legal services.

Since 2009, Carolyn has been practicing law with Moses Wittemyer. She works with her clients to navigate legal issues based on her extensive experience with special district law, municipal law, land use law, public contracting and public financing. In addition, Carolyn brings an understanding of water law and experience practicing water law, which helps her to explain complex issues to her water district clients.

Carolyn regularly attends Board meetings and works with managers and operators on a daily basis. She has assisted clients with the design, financing and construction of major capital projects, including a new water treatment plant, substantial wastewater treatment plant upgrades, new water acquisition projects, and construction of administration buildings. In 2014 alone, she assisted clients with 5 public financings totaling over $50,000,000.

Actively involved with the Special District Association of Colorado, Carolyn has given talks on land use law, water law, construction contracting, and TABOR enterprises. She participated in the SDA Leadership Academy in 2015.

Carolyn gained experience practicing special district and municipal law with the firm Icenogle, Norton, Smith and Blieszner from 2003 through 2009, serving as assistant city attorney to three municipalities and advising counties, urban renewal authorities, planning commissions, special districts and improvement districts, and public highway authorities. Carolyn has served as a municipal prosecutor for the City of Woodland Park and liquor license prosecutor for Greenwood Village. She has helped organize new special districts and advised several cities and counties in connection with applications for organization of new special districts within their boundaries.

Before beginning her career in law, Carolyn earned a bachelor of science in International Relations: Managing the Global Commons from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2002, where she was inducted in the Order of the Coif. After law school, Carolyn clerked for Justice Gregory J. Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Outside of work, Carolyn is busy with two school-aged kids. She volunteers with girl scouts, a food bank, and her church. For fun, Carolyn enjoys food and wine, reading, camping and hiking and other Colorado outdoor activities.

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