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Ryan M. Donovan


Ryan practices in the areas of water rights, quality, and policy.  He represents clients in matters that include adjudication of new surface and groundwater rights, changes of water rights, purchase and sale of water rights, plans of augmentation, and real property transactions.  Ryan’s clients include well owners, water conservancy districts, mutual ditch companies, municipalities, ground water management districts, and individual water users.  Ryan is also adjunct faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University, where he teaches courses in water law and policy.

Areas Of Practice:
Water Rights
Water Quality
Natural Resources
Local Government/Special District
Real Property
General Representation of Ditch and Reservoir Companies

Bar Admissions:
Colorado, 2012
Wyoming, 2013
New York, 2010

University of Wyoming College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2009
Colorado State University, Master of Science, Agricultural Economics, 2006
Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics, 2004

Other Training:
Oregon State University, Graduate Certificate in Water Conflict Resolution and Management
40-hour Mediation Training from Mares-Dixon and Associates, Boulder, Colorado
Mediation Training from Wyoming Department of Agriculture, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Colorado Bar Association
Wyoming Bar Association