Veronica A. “Ronni” Sperling

Colorado Attorney Registration #14310

Legal Experience
• Buchanan and Sperling, P.C., Arvada, Colorado, September 2007 – December 2015
• Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C., Boulder, Colorado, January 1982 – August 2007, Shareholder 1995 – 2007, Associate 1984 – 1994, Law Clerk 1982-1984
• Research Assistant for Professor David H. Getches and Professor James N. Corbridge, Jr., 1982 – 1984 -Research for Water Resource Management, A Casebook in Law and Public Policy, Third Edition, 1988

Ronni’s law practice focuses on acquisition, adjudication, permitting, protection and administration of surface water rights including recreational in-channel diversion water rights, as well as tributary groundwater rights and nontributary groundwater rights. Ronni represents municipal and special district water suppliers, private water users and suppliers, and agricultural water users. Ronni has substantial transactional experience, including water rights title examination, and substantial litigation experience, including before the Colorado Water Courts, the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals. Ronni’s administrative agency and legislative experience includes participation in rulemaking and adjudicatory hearings before the State Engineer, the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission and the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and testimony before committees of the Colorado General Assembly. Ronni has also participated in 1041 hearings in Park and Elbert Counties on behalf of local governments.

Education and Bar Admissions
• Admitted to practice before the bar of the State of Colorado, October 1984
• Admitted to practice before the Federal District Court of Colorado, February 1985
• Juris Doctor, University of Colorado at Boulder, May 1984
• Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder, May 1970, with a major in History

Honors and Memberships
• Order of the Coif
• American Jurisprudence Book Awards – Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Wills and Trusts
• Colorado Bar Association – Water Law Section
• Boulder County Bar Association
• Colorado Water Congress – State Affairs Committee
• Senate Bill 73 Committee (Salazar Committee), 2003

• Speaker, Colorado Water Congress Water Law Seminar – Topic: Colorado Groundwater Law (6 years)
• Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Programs sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association CLE, CLE International and the Boulder County Bar Association. Topics included Western water law, the history of groundwater regulation, management and integration of surface water and groundwater rights under Colorado law, augmentation plans, and water rights administration.