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Peggy Montaño, Chair

Peggy Montano

Trout, Riley, Montano, Freeman, Minor and Thompson P.C.

Peggy E. Montaño is a shareholder with the Denver law firm of Trout Raley. Her practice specializes in state and federal court litigation, federal administration and legislative strategy, and mediation. Ms. Montaño has practiced for over 40 years, including defense against massive federal water right claims by the U.S. Forest Service, numerous water rights adjudications, interstate water issues including compact issues, and water-related administrative and federal and state legislative matters. She spent three years representing the State of Colorado as an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Department of Natural Resources and principally represented the Colorado State Engineer and the Colorado Water Conservation Board. She is General Counsel to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. Ms. Montaño has practiced water and environmental law in private practice since leaving the Attorney General’s Office and has represented major clients in complex litigation, and numerous county and district governments in Colorado in water right protection and defense.