Martinsson, Leah

Author Description

Leah Martinsson is special counsel at the law firm of Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP in Boulder, Colorado with nearly 15 years of experience in all aspects of water rights and natural resources law. She has represented a wide variety of clients from municipalities and water providers to ditch companies, ski areas, and conservation interests in the water right adjudication process, environmental permitting, and water rights transactions. Ms. Martinsson represents the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District and the Lower Arkansas Valley Super Ditch Company and has worked extensively on the legal and policy aspects of alternative transfer methods and agricultural water sharing initiatives. This has included a significant role in the development of the HB 1248 criteria and guidelines, and the development, application, and approval for the Catlin Canal Company Pilot Project. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. 1997) and her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law (2001, Order of the Coif).

Authored Reports

AG/MUNI Water: Rotational Leasing-Fallowing - Catlin Pilot Project Demonstrates Effectiveness