DGS Adds Five to Natural Resources Department

Davis Graham & Stubbs announced the addition of five new environmental and natural resources attorneys to the firm’s natural resources department. Betsy Temkin and Scott Hardt have joined the firm as partners, Michelle DeVoe and James Witwer have joined as of counsel and Andrea Bronson has joined as an associate.

Temkin has over 30 years of experience in complex environmental litigation, site remediation and transactional work. She has worked in cleanup-related litigation, negotiated settlements and helped clients navigate environmental due diligence issues and site remediation and reuse challenges. She also has experience on both sides of citizen suit litigation and as common counsel for PRP groups. Temkin earned her law degree from Stanford Law School.

Hardt’s practice focuses on environmental and public land issues, environmental litigation and mining transactions. He litigates cases and advises clients on permitting and regulatory compliance issues under federal and state environmental laws, including NEPA, CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Oil Pollution Act and the National Historic Preservation Act. Hardt received his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School.

DeVoe’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, environmental and energy regulatory matters and environmental diligence for transactional work. Michelle’s expertise includes CERCLA, litigation involving state mining laws, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and NEPA litigation. DeVoe earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law.

Witwer’s practice focuses on acquiring, developing and protecting water supplies and facilities. He advises clients on water rights acquisition, adjudication and permitting, as well as right of way acquisition and protection for pipelines, reservoirs, treatment plants and roads. Witwer received his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School.

Bronson’s practice focuses on water law issues surrounding acquiring, developing and protecting water supplies, including water rights adjudication. She also has experience in environmental litigation, permitting, regulatory compliance and site cleanup. Bronson earned her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.