Andrea A. Kehrl

Professional Experience

Partner, Vranesh and Raisch LLP, Boulder, Colorado
August 2015 to Present
Associate, Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C., Boulder, Colorado
May 2014 to July 2015
Associate, Trout, Raley, Montaño, Witwer and Freeman, P.C., Denver, Colorado
January 2012 to May 2014
Associate, Fredericks, Peebles, & Morgan, LLP, Louisville, Colorado
August 2010 to January 2012
Law clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, Office of Regional Counsel
August 2009 to May 2010

Ms. Kehrl’s practice focuses on water rights, real estate, and natural resources law, including the following areas:

  • Representation of governmental entities, corporate entities, and individuals regarding water rights matters, including adjudications in Water Court, appeals to the Colorado Supreme Court, transactions, and analyses.
  • Adjudication of conditional and absolute water rights.
  • Development, adjudication, and administration of water projects, plans for augmentation, changes of water rights, and exchanges.
  • Development and administrative approval of substitute water supply plans.
  • Evaluation of water rights purchase and sale transactions.


Juris Doctor, 2010
University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado
Bachelor of Arts, 2002
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Professional Affiliations

Colorado Bar Association, Water Law Section

Bar Admissions

Ms. Kehrl is admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado.

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Twentieth Judicial District Selected for Restorative Justice Pilot Project: Ushering in a New Era of Juvenile Criminal Diversion,” Boulder County Bar Association newsletter (December 2014).
  • Water Law 101 CLE presentation, Boulder County Bar Association (December 2014).
  • “Homestead Exemption for Water Rights: Recent Court of Appeals Decision and Potential Considerations and Questions,” Boulder County Bar Association newsletter (May 2014).
  • “When did Congress Deem Indian Lands Public Lands?: The Problem of BLM Exercising Oil and Gas Regulatory Jurisdiction in Indian Country,” 33 ENERGY L.J. 119 (Peer-reviewed, 2012).
  • “First Federal Prohibition on Bioprospecting within a Place of Protection: Time to Spur the Legislative Dialogue,” 22 COLO. J. INT’L L. & POL’Y 189 (Peer-reviewed, 2011).

Volunteer Activities

  • Boulder County Bar Association, Co-Chair of Natural Resources / Environment Section, August 2015 – Present
  • Boulder County Bar Association, Co-Chair of Young Lawyers Section, 2014-2015
  • City of Boulder Community Mediation Service / Restorative Justice Program, Volunteer, 2008 - Present


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