Up & Coming Lawyers: Heidi Ruckriegle

by Tony Flesor

As a native Coloradan who grew up in the mountains, Heidi Ruckriegle places a lot of value in the Colorado lifestyle and the environment that creates it. Her connection to her home state was strong enough that she chose to stay in Colorado for both her undergraduate and legal education and chose to build a career in natural resources law.

“I’ve always been passionate about the world that we live in,” she said. “This is definitely the place for me.”

And at WilmerHale, a law firm with a strong focus in natural resources law and a stable of established attorneys in the area, such as Ken Salazar, Tom Strickland and Andy Spielman, she’s found another place to call home.

After receiving her law degree in 2014 from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, she started her practice at Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, a Colorado law firm with litigation and public lands practices. She said her mentors at the firm helped her discover her passions and interests while building her early litigation skills. 

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