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Jennifer M. DiLalla

Jennifer M. DiLalla

Jennifer M. DiLalla joined the firm in March 2011. She represents public and private clients in matters involving water court and appellate litigation; water transactions; adjudication and administration of water rights and plans for augmentation; ditch easement issues and associated civil litigation; municipal water planning and other municipal water issues; ground water, water quality, and drainage issues; and federal and state agency actions.

Dr. DiLalla has been named a Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers on three occasions. She holds a B.A. in English with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia, where she also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from the Johns Hopkins University, where she was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities; and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law, where she graduated second in her class, was elected to Order of the Coif, and won a number of awards for her writing and her work on the University of Colorado Law Review.

Following law school, Dr. DiLalla clerked for the Honorable David M. Ebel on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Before attending law school, she spent eleven years as a college English professor. She is a former co-chair of the Denver Bar Association's Community Action Network.

Representative cases:

Grand Valley Water Users v. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., 386 P.3d 452 (Colo. 2016).

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