Water Law Matters

When it comes to Water Law, Experience Matters. Strategic legal direction matters, especially when you need to keep the water flowing. Perhaps that’s why so many private and governmental sector clients trust us. Or maybe it’s our proven track record of acquiring, changing, and defending water rights throughout the state of Colorado. For decades, our attorneys have successfully represented clients in water rights, real estate, civil litigation and administrative hearings, including trials and appeals.

As leading experts in water law in the state of Colorado and beyond, we successfully help clients achieve their water-resource goals. For over 40 years we have effectively worked with clients ranging from large governmental entities to individual ranchers, farmers and large and small landowners. Water supply planning and acquisition? We’ll get it done. Water court litigation? We’ll get it done. Groundwater rights? We’ll get it done. When it comes to anything from water rights adjudication to ditch rights or subdivision water supplies, consider our attorneys as your ultimate water resource.

Navigating the Intricacies of Local Government Law

Let Us Be Your Guide

Local governments serve important and crucial needs of local communities. Our local government law expertise enables us to help local governments and those dealing with local governments navigate the intricacies of the law on these matters. Our local government work includes expertise in working with municipalities, counties, special districts, and utilities on issues that involve everything from land use, zoning and zoning enforcement, building code and building code enforcement, intergovernmental agreements, personnel and employment matters, litigation, administrative proceedings, open records and open meetings law, Board of Assessment Appeals tax appeals and other assessor taxation matters, eminent domain, sheriff’s office and law enforcement matters, governmental powers, elections, personnel, real estate, and government contracts.

Our History

The firm traces its origin back to 1978 when James (Jim) Petrock left the legal division of the Denver Water Board to create a legal practice specialized in water law. In 1980, Frederick (Rick) Fendel joined the firm as an associate and became a name partner in 1985 creating the firm that became Petrock & Fendel. Matthew (Matt) Poznanovic joined the firm in 2004 and became a partner in 2007. Today the firm is recognized as Petrock Fendel Poznanovic.

Meet the Team

We Know Water & Local Government Law

Ready to talk solutions?

Contact Us