Chris Colclasure

  • Of Counsel at Holland & Hart LLP
  • 555 Seventeenth St., Ste 3200, Denver, CO 80202
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Chris Colclasure joined the firm's Environmental and Litigation Practice Group in 2010 and focuses his practice on the Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and natural resources development matters. With respect to air quality, Mr. Colclasure assists clients with regulatory compliance, obtaining permits, negotiating administrative orders, and litigating enforcement actions. He has prepared and defended Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments relating to mining and infrastructure projects. Mr. Colclasure also has experience defending proposed projects against challenges under the Endangered Species Act and the National Historic Preservation Act. Mr. Colclasure's litigation experience includes NEPA, toxic torts, and general civil matters. He has assisted with site remediation and Superfund litigation. In addition to civil litigation, Mr. Colclasure has prosecuted criminal cases and appeared in administrative hearings. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Mr. Colclasure practiced at a Denver law firm and served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Air Force. He currently serves as an attorney in the Air Force Reserves. He is licensed to practice in Colorado; the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Environmental Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Air Quality
  • Climate Change
  • Superfund
  • Protected Species
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303-295-8265  Phone
720-210-9851  Fax
University Attended:
United States Air Force Academy, B.S., Chemistry, 1992; University of Alaska, Fairbanks, M.B.A., 1996
Law School Attended:
University of Colorado, J.D., 2000
Year of First Admission:
registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 2006, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2000, Colorado
Denver, The Colorado (Member, Sections on: Environmental Law; Intellectual Property; Military Law) and American Bar Associations.
U.S. Air Force, 1992-2006. Major, U.S. Air Force Reserves, 2006—

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