Stuart B. Corbridge

Stuart B. Corbridge Best Lawyers 2024

Professional Experience

Partner, Vranesh and Raisch LLP, Boulder, Colorado
January, 2010 to Present
Attorney, Vranesh and Raisch LLP, Boulder, Colorado
September, 2003 to December, 2009
Law Clerk for Chief Judge Roger A. Klein and Water Judge Jonathan W. Hays, Div. 1 Water Court, 19th Judicial District, Greeley, Colorado
August, 2001 to August, 2003

Mr. Corbridge's main areas of practice include water law, issues surrounding water law, and water project development, including:

  • Adjudication of conditional and absolute water rights, both surface and underground.
  • Development, adjudication, and administration of plans for augmentation, changes of water rights, exchange cases, and substitute water supply plans.
  • Resolving well permit issues.
  • Evaluation, including title examination, of water rights purchase and sale transactions.
  • Evaluation of proposed legislation before the Colorado Legislature.
  • Work for municipalities, special districts, ditch companies, water users associations, and individual water users.
  • Work for ground water management districts concerning designated ground water basin issues and practice before the Colorado Ground Water Commission.
  • Work on contracts, easement, licenses, and other agreements related to water user structures.

Stuart B. Corbridge Lawyer of the Year 2024


Juris Doctor, 2001
University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
Bachelor of Arts, History, 1991
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Professional Affiliations

Colorado Bar Association, Water Law Section
Colorado Water Congress, State Affairs Committee
Boulder County Bar Association

Bar Admission

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

Present Awards

Best Lawyers in America 2023, 2024
Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year recognition for Water Law in Colorado - 2024

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Contributing author, 2001 and 2003 Supplements to Vranesh’s Colorado Water Law (Revised Ed. 1999) (with J. Corbridge and T. Rice)
  • Co-author, “Attorney Fee Awards – Are They Appropriate If I Don’t Prevail?,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Natural Resources and Environmental Administrative Law & Procedure, Denver, Colorado, September 16-17, 2004 (with Eugene J. Riordan)


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