KIM R. LAWRENCE
Kim has practiced water law since 1978. He has represented numerous ditch and reservoir companies, water districts, designated basins, towns, corporations and individuals in water right matters. The majority of those entities and individuals remain loyal clients of LJCG and are served by various attorneys in the firm. Kim has decreed numerous surface, groundwater and non-tributary groundwater rights. He continues to serve as primary counsel for the largest well augmentation plans in the State of Colorado, which are located in the South Platte Basin, and has decreed augmentation plans for over 2000 irrigation wells since 2002. Kim is a lecturer at continuing legal education seminars on water rights. As the demand for water rights, changes of water rights and augmentation plans has increased, this area of the law has become more litigious. The firm pioneered the application of electronic documents, exhibits and presentations in the court room in Water Division No. 1, as well as in filings with the State Engineer. Lawrence Jones Custer Grasmick LLP continues to serve its clients efficiently by electronic communication and transmission of electronic documents. Lawrence Jones Custer Grasmick LLP provides full electronic litigation and litigation support which provides the best representation and service to our clients.
Areas Of Practice
Applications for New Water Rights, Change of Water Rights.
Plans for Augmentation, Substitute Water Supply Plans.
Alternate Points of Diversion and Well Permits.
Statements of Opposition to protect water rights.
Purchase and Sale of Water Rights.
Representation of Ditch and Reservoir Easements and Rights of Way.
Representation of Ditch and Reservoir Companies, and Water User’s Associations, Towns, Cities, Water Districts and Conservancy Districts.
U.S.District Court District of Colorado, 1977.
University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, 1977, Juris Doctor.
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1976, Master of Public Administration.
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1973, B.A., Magna Cum Laude.
Associations and Memberships
Colorado Bar Association, Water Law Section, 1977 – Present.
Weld County Bar Association, 1977 – Present.
Cornerstone Community Church, Greeley, Colorado, Elder and Commissioned Pastor, 1983 – Present.
Classes & Presentations
Colorado Water Law Conference, “Conflicts in Groundwater Administration” March 8, 2007.
Colorado Water Law Conference, “Current Developments in Water Division No. 1” March 7, 2005.