Community Focused Colorado Attorneys

The firm of Cockrel Ela Glesne Greher & Ruhland, P.C. (“CEGR Law”) is a tight knit team of knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys and paralegals. We provide legal services to local governments and private nonprofit clients providing community services, across all urban and rural parts of Colorado. Our attorneys have practical experience assisting with development of new communities and redevelopment of blighted areas by organizing metropolitan districts and other special districts as the foundation of community building. Our attorneys also pride themselves in full legal service support of existing resident-governed special districts and public service nonprofits as general legal counsel. We look for practical and efficient legal solutions to the many and varied legal topics faced by communities as they govern themselves and provide services for their collective benefit.

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Colorado’s Local Government, Special District, Public Utility, and Water Lawyers

CEGR Law is a team of dedicated, local government and public utility attorneys with a rich 40-year history of serving Colorado’s communities. Our lawyers have worked in nearly all counties in Colorado to organize and advise local government entities engaged in multiple community services through metropolitan districts, and locally managed government services of all types including water, sanitation, fire, EMS/ambulance, hospital, library, and park and recreation districts.
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Over 40 Years of Experience on Our Side and a Team of Veteran Attorneys

At Cockrel Ela Glesne Greher & Ruhland, we seek to work as your local government law partner in Colorado. We are here to assist you in legal matters so that you can be confident in the decisions you make.

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Paul R. Cockrel

Paul has practiced extensively in the area of public finance, infrastructure development, large redevelopment projects (Stapleton Airport redevelopment among others) and general special district law. Paul is well known for work on codifying the Special District Act (Title 32, C.R.S.)—he really...

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Evan D. Ela

Evan has concentrated his practice in the areas of water law and special district representation. His practice has developed from in-house municipal representation to general counsel representation of a numerous special districts. His water law practice has included briefing and arguments before...

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Linda M. Glesne

Linda has been involved in local government practice her whole career, starting as a staff attorney in a public agency insurance risk pool and moving into her current practice providing general legal services to Colorado special districts and private nonprofit clients providing public services. ...

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David A. Greher

David’s practice focuses on local government law, primarily representing special districts as general counsel, to which he brings particular expertise regarding public finance, taxation, due diligence review, complex transactions, civil litigation and public-private partnership matters. Before...

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Matthew P. Ruhland

Matt practices local government law representing special districts, business improvement districts and intergovernmental authorities. In addition, Matt represents developers, builders and investors in performing special district due diligence research related to prospective property purchases and...

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Joseph W. Norris

Joe has developed his practice to include water law, construction law, and general counsel special district representation. He routinely litigates in water courts across the state, and has participated in briefing before the Colorado Supreme Court. Joe provides expertise to CEGR Law and to...

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Madison D. Phillips

Maddie’s practice focuses on the representation of special districts and municipal water suppliers. She has experience in general special district law as well as water rights litigation. Maddie works with a wide range of clients across the state including metropolitan districts, water and...

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