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Education

  • University of Colorado Law School (J.D., 2019)
  • Colorado College (B.A., 2013)

Admissions

  • Colorado

Daniel J. Condren
Associate
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Dan Condren assists public and private entities in securing and protecting reliable access to water resources. His legal practice with Somach client teams includes work in Colorado’s water courts, transactional and diligence matters outside of court, and regional work at the federal level involving interstate waters and administrative agency law.

From the start, Dan has been driven by an enthrallment with western water law and all its numerous disciplines. Throughout law school, his fascination with the subject led him to jobs at Colorado’s Division Five water court, a western Colorado water law firm, Stanford University’s Water in the West Program, and finally to this firm’s Colorado office, where he clerked for a year before joining as an associate at graduation. Prior to law school, Dan gained vital experience as a litigation paralegal for an international firm with offices in Denver, where his work focused heavily on environmental and administrative law matters.

Outside work, Dan enjoys mountain sports and the parallel activity of entertaining his dog. He also spends time reading and listening to music, along with the stranger hobby of exploring the world through free online mapping and data visualization tools.

Insights and Activities

  • Author, Colorado Legislature Confirms Farmers May Cultivate Hemp with Water Decreed for Agricultural Use, 21 Western Water L. & P’lcy Rptr., 263 (July 2017).
  • Author,S. Representative Scott Tipton from Colorado Reintroduces Water Rights Protection Act in Congress, 21 Western Water L. & P’lcy Rptr. 290 (Aug./Sept. 2017).

Recent Articles

Colorado River Basin States Request a Better Forum to Resolve Concerns with Lake Powell Pipeline

In Utah, there is a significant effort underway to build a water delivery pipeline from Lake Powell to transport part of Utah’s Colorado River entitlement to Utah’s St. George area.  ... Read More

Colorado State Engineer Relaxes Position on Requirements for Adjudicating Out-of-Priority Diversions

In Colorado, the State Engineer has added flexibility to perfecting junior conditional water rights.  Under a Written Instruction issued by the Colorado State Engineer on July 21, 2020, Division of ... Read More

Major Bill on Indian Water Rights Settlements Moves to House

On Monday, June 15, the U.S. House of Representatives received the newly-minted Indian Water Rights Settlement Extension Act, introduced in the U.S. Senate and which passed that chamber earlier this ... Read More

SCOTUS Announces State Courts Have Jurisdiction Over State Law Claims Impacting Remediation at Superfund Sites, but EPA Approval Required for Concurrent Cleanup Programs

On April 20, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court (Court) announced that state courts may hear state-law claims imposing independent cleanup obligations on Superfund site owners, but for sites where a ... Read More

Five Things for Colorado Water Service Providers to Know About COVID-19

Somach Simmons and Dunn intends to provide periodic updates regarding the potential impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on operations for water agencies and service providers.  This alert summarizes five ... Read More

Education

  • University of Colorado Law School (J.D., 2019)
  • Colorado College (B.A., 2013)

Admissions

  • Colorado