Aaron Ladd

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Professional Experience

Partner, Vranesh and Raisch LLP, Boulder, Colorado
January 2015 to Present
Associate, Vranesh and Raisch LLP, Boulder, Colorado
April 2013 to December 2014
Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C., Boulder, Colorado
October 2009 to March 2013
Law Clerk, Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C., Boulder, Colorado
August 2008 to October 2009

Mr. Ladd's practice focuses on water rights planning, adjudications, and transactions, including the following areas:

  • Adjudication of individual and subdivision augmentation plans using Mountain Mutual Reservoir Company shares in Jefferson and Park County, and other water supplies throughout Colorado.
  • Representation of municipalities, groundwater districts, water companies, mining and industrial users, developers, and individuals regarding all water rights matters.
  • Expertise in Water Court and appeals to the Colorado Supreme Court, whether as Applicant or Opposer, to obtain, preserve, maximize, and protect valuable water rights, including wells, ditches, reservoirs, augmentation plans, and exchanges.
  • Expertise in water transactions, including acquisition, sales, analyses, annexation issues, title investigations, easements, and related contracts and agreements.
  • Expertise in resolving disputes between neighbors regarding ditch easements, irrigation and runoff easements, and other conflicts arising from development in historically agricultural communities.


Juris Doctor, 2009
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
B.A. Geography and Environmental Science, 2006
Miami University (of Ohio)

Professional Affiliations

Colorado Bar Association, Water Law Section
Boulder County Bar Association, Natural Resources / Environmental Section

Bar Admission

Mr. Ladd is admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado.


Presenter, Changes of Water Rights Quantifying Consumptive Use: Panel Discussion of Recent Case Law and Statutory Developments, May 19, 2016


Mr. Ladd enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, frequent escapes to Colorado’s San Luis Valley and northern New Mexico, and training for and running marathons.


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