Andrea A. Kehrl

Professional Experience

Partner, Vranesh and Raisch LLP, Boulder, Colorado
January 2023 to Present
Attorney, Vranesh and Raisch LLP, Boulder, Colorado
August 2015 to December 2022
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 main areas of practice include water rights, real property issues related to water rights, natural resources, special district, and related areas of law, including the following:

  • Representation of governmental entities, corporate entities, ditch companies, and individuals in water rights matters, such as:
    • Water rights purchase and sale transactions;
    • Adjudications of conditional and absolute water rights in Water Court (e.g., direct flow and storage rights; groundwater rights; plans for augmentation; changes of water rights; and exchanges);
    • Due diligence proceedings for conditional water rights in Water Court;
    • Well permitting and other State water administration; and
    • Water rights portfolio protection and day-to-day operations and management.
  • Development, permitting, and administration of local and regional water projects.
  • Development and administrative approval of Substitute Water Supply Plans.
  • Various contractual, transactional, and real property matters related to water rights.
  • Special district compliance, inclusions, elections, construction projects, and other matters.
  • For Superfund sites, vendor contract management, real property transactions involving solar and agrivoltaic development, and ongoing compliance and maintenance.
  • Other environmental and natural resources issues.
  • Participation and advocacy in legislative processes.


Juris Doctor, 2010
University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado
  • Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy
  • American Bar Association Diversity Fellowship at Hawaiian environmental and native rights organization on O’ahu, KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance
  • Public Service Award (for devoting over 50 hours/year to facilitating local government Restorative Justice facilitations and mediations)
Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Business), 2002, summa cum laude with Highest Honors in Honors Program
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Professional Affiliations

Colorado Bar Association, Water Law Section
Boulder County Bar Association, Natural Resources/Environmental 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 – 2016
  • Boulder County Bar Association, Co-Chair of Young Lawyers Section, 2014-2015
  • 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and City of Boulder, Restorative Justice volunteer and facilitator, 2008 - 2018
  • City of Boulder Community Mediation Services volunteer mediator, 2006 - 2010


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