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Kirsten M. Kurath

Updated: February 11th, 2022 | Grand Junction | Lawyer List K | Williams Turner & Holmes P.C. | Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law, General Practice,

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Address: 744 Horizon Court, Suite 115, grand-junction, CO, 81501
Law Firm: Williams, Turner & Holmes, P.C.
Phone: 877-345-4339
Fax: 970-241-3026
Website: http://www.wth-law.com

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Description Kirsten practices water law and represents clients on a wide variety of water related issues including water court applications to adjudicate and protect water rights. She has worked with energy companies, gravel pit operators, irrigation districts, water user associations, domestic water providers, farmers, ranchers, subdivision developers and individuals on their water law related issues. In addition to her water practice, Kirsten practices in the area of construction law. She has represented general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and owners in construction disputes. She advises clients on mechanics liens, the mechanics lien trust fund statute and other laws which relate to construction projects. She also reviews construction contracts for clients and assists in the drafting and negotiation of such contracts. As to employment law, Kirsten primarily provides guidance to employers concerning employment policies, the hiring and firing of employees, and the federal and state laws governing employment. Kirsten also maintains a general civil practice that includes litigation, drafting contracts, collecting debts, buying and selling businesses, and representing clients on a wide variety of issues. Kirsten currently serves on the Board of Directors of Colorado Legal Services. While practicing law, she has been active as a volunteer and is a past president of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation; a past president of the Board of Directors of the Mesa County Bar Association Pro Bono Project, Inc.; a past chair of the Mesa County Bar Association Public Relations Committee and coordinator of the Mesa County Bar Association Call-A-Lawyer Night; and she served as a citizen advisor for the Grand Valley Air Quality Planning Committee. Kirsten has taught Negotiating and Writing Better Contracts at the Business of Law conference sponsored by the Colorado Lawyers for the Arts and the Grand Junction Commission on Arts & Culture and has lectured on various employment law issues at seminars produced by Lorman Education Services. Kristen has lectured on liability for ditch breaches at the Bureau of Reclamation’s Water District Workshop and will be lecturing on water law issues in Western Colorado for the Mesa County League of Women Voters. Kirsten obtained her undergraduate degree in cellular and developmental biology from the University of Arizona in 1985, with high distinction, and was a research technician and manager of a cancer research lab for several years before deciding to go to law school. She received her law degree from the University of North Carolina in 1994 with high honors and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. Prior to joining the firm, Kirsten completed a one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Roxanne Bailin in the Twentieth Judicial District in Boulder, Colorado. Kirsten is a member of the Colorado, Mesa County, and Utah State Bar Associations. She is admitted to practice law in Colorado and Utah and in the U.S. District Courts for Colorado and Utah. Kristen is also available to meet with clients in the North Fork Valley. Kirsten was born in Pensacola, Florida while her father was stationed there in the Navy, but grew up in a small town in Connecticut and spent lots of time in New Hampshire and Vermont as well. Her parents uprooted her as a sophomore in high school and moved the family to the Sonoran Desert in Tucson, Arizona. There, after the initial shock, Kirsten fell in love with the desert and her husband, Derall. Kirsten and Derall are avid bicyclists who enjoy many of the outdoor activities available here in the Grand Valley, the West Slope and the red rock country of nearby Utah. Kirsten and Derall have two young sons who keep them on their toes.

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