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Christopher L. Geiger

Water Law | Real Estate & Construction | Corporate Services | Commercial Litigation | Local Government

Chris assists clients with acquisition, planning and development of water rights and supplies, and purchase and development of real property. His clients include home buyers, irrigators, ski areas, residential developers, municipalities, special districts, water conservancy districts, ditch companies and non-profit community organizations. He is general counsel to the largest municipal water supplier on Colorado’s western slope.

Chris joined Balcomb & Green in 2000 after graduating from the University of Colorado, School of Law, and became a partner in 2006. He is a member of the Colorado Water Congress and the Colorado Supreme Court Water Committee, past chair of the Executive Council for the Water Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, past vice-president of the Colorado Bar Association, past president of the 9th Judicial District Bar Association, a founding member of the youth bicycling incubator Roaring Fork Cycling, and is actively involved in construction and maintenance of local soft-surface hiking and biking trails including as member of the Board of Directors of Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers.


  • University of Colorado Law School (2000 J.D.) (Class of 1998 Scholarship)

  • (Notes and Comments Editor – Colo. J. Int’l Envtl. L. & Pol’y 1999-2000, Member 1998-2000)

  • Colorado State University (1995 B.A.), Technical Writing

Bar Admissions

  • State of Colorado Bar (2000)

  • Colorado Bar Association

  • Water Section Executive Council

  • 9th Judicial District Bar Association (President 2015)

  • Two Rivers Trails, Founding Member

  • Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Summer of Music – member

  • City of Glenwood Springs Rivers and Trails Commission – past member

  • City of Glenwood Springs Transportation Commission – past member

Christopher L. Geiger, Partner

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