Chris Thorne Updated:09/2015

With extensive experience in water law, Mr. Thorne effectively represents clients in water court litigation and related administrative proceedings, including adjudication of water rights, changes of water rights, and complex plans for augmentation. He also assists clients with water rights acquisitions and in the development and negotiation of water supply arrangements.

Mr. Thorne has substantial experience with project development and financing for energy companies developing water supplies for new projects, including power generation facilities, solar energy projects, wind turbine projects, and natural gas production and pipeline facilities. His clients include municipal water providers, real estate developers, industrial water users, ranchers, farmers, and special districts. Mr. Thorne also has experience in adjudicating recreational in-channel diversion water rights.


  • University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 1990)
  • Colorado College (B.A., 1986) English

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  • Colorado


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Holland & Hart
555 Seventeenth Street
Denver, CO  80202
Phone: 303-295-8488
Fax: 303-713-6310

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