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I am a shareholder at Balcomb & Green, P.C. in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. I represent private and public clients in the fields of natural resources, water, real estate, municipal, oil and gas, and land use development.

I am rated as a "Preeminent" attorney by Martindale-Hubbel (5.0/5.0) by my former and current clients, and as a "Distinguished" attorney ("BV") by my legal peers. I have authored several articles on natural resource, water, and land use law in Colorado.

My recent experience includes: the acquisition of a multi-million dollar ranch near Telluride with significant senior water right component and land use issues; representing the Colorado River Water Conservation District and other Western Slope interests including Eagle County for water rights purposes; representation of Public Service Company in opposition to change by a front range water company; representation of several landowners in the negotiation of oil and gas leases and surface use agreements; representation of energy companies to acquire water supplies in Garfield County; representation of senior water right owner in negotiation for 1866 Right of Way with the U.S. Forest Service; production of a title opinion from patent to present day for senior water rights near Eagle, Colorado; and various landlord-tenant disputes, both residential and commercial, including first chair winning a $60,000 judgment on behalf of a commercial landlord. 


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Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 25%
  2. Internet: 25%
  3. Corporate: 25%
  4. Real Estate: 20%
  5. Oil & Gas: 5%


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Cory Ross Dalmata

    I have not had the pleasure of working with Mr. Lee on any legal matters, but I have had the honor of knowing him as an individual and a friend. Mr. Lee is truly dedicated to the law and the combination of his drive and determination and legal intellect sets him apart from others in his field.


    Cory Dalmata Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Daniel Charles Wennogle

    Chad is an intelligent and practical attorney whose knowledge of, and involvement in, his community are invaluable when dealing with local government or on matters of statewide or national concern. He demonstrates strength and creativity in both transactional and litigation related work, and is well regarded by fellow attorneys.


    Daniel Wennogle Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Balcomb & Green, P.C.

P.O. Drawer 790
Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601


WYAuthorized to practice law200611/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Young Professional of the YearGlenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce, Roaring Fork Young Professionals2010
Best Brief - Appellate Moot CourtLewis and Clark Law School2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBalcomb & Green, P.C.2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyLeavenworth & Karp, P.C.2006 - 2008
AttorneyReilly, Pozner & Connelly, P.C.2006 - 2006
InternPatrick Miller & Kropf, P.C.2005 - 2005
Law ClerkColorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Counsel2005 - 2006
Law ClerkBonneville Power Administration2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Roaring Fork Young ProfessionalsPresident2010 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate Law SectionMemberN/A
Colorado Bar Association, Water Law SectionMemberN/A
Ninth Judicial District Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Wyoming State BarMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
“Beyond the “Fracking Wars” – a Guide for Lawyers, Elected Officials, Planners and Citizens. (ABA Publishing; Kinne B. & Powers, E. Eds.)Leasing Mineral Rights; a Framework for Understanding the Dominant Estate2013
The Colorado LawyerPreserving Historical Consumptive Use During Leases for Instream Use2011
Western Water Law & Policy ReporterColorado: Water Supply and the Land Use Connection2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of NebraskaBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Roaring Fork Business Resource CenterLegal Aspects of Business Entities for Startups2010