Erika Gibson’s practice involves most civil matters, including water law, real estate, corporate governance, business transactions, and estate planning. She serves a broad range of clients with care and competency, from negotiating complex business agreements, to securing and protecting legal water supplies for ranchers, homeowners, and special districts, to helping families think through estate-planning goals.
Her clients include water providers, real estate developers, industrial water users, ranchers and farmers, and special districts. Erika also has experience with land use, natural resource, and environmental matters, including project permitting, and real property transactions.
Erika has maintained a professional and personal interest in Western resources and politics. She currently serves as President for the 9th Judicial District Bar Association, Vice Chair for the River Commission for the City of Glenwood Springs, and volunteers for the Middle Colorado Watershed Council.
- University of Oregon School of Law, 2015, J.D.
- Columbia University, 2005, B.A., Political Science
- Colorado, 2015
- Author, Your Watershed Column: Unpacking Snowpack in the Upper Colorado Basin.
- Author, Solid Ground for Tribal Groundwater: A Look at Implied Rights to Groundwater Quality and Property Rights in the Subsurface, 31 JENVLL 269
- Beattie, Houpt & Jarvis, LLP, Associate, 2021–2022 (through merger with JVAM)
- Balcomb & Green, P.C., Associate, 2016–2021
- U.S. Dept. of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Law Clerk, 2014
- U.S. Dept. of Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Law Clerk, 2013
- State of Colorado, Governor’s Energy Office, 2009–2012
Professional Associations and Memberships
- 9th Judicial District Bar Association, President, 2017–present
- City of Glenwood Springs, River Commissioner, Vice Chair, 2016–present
- Middle Colorado Watershed Council, Public Outreach Committee
- Colorado Bar Association
- Roaring Fork Leadership Academy (2019-2020)