Courtney Shephard is an associate in the Natural Resources Department of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Her practice focuses on public lands, energy, and water resources. Prior to joining DGS, Ms. Shephard practiced with another Denver firm for four years. Ms. Shephard regularly represented oil and gas exploration and production companies before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and consulted on federal regulatory issues. She also represented clients in Colorado water court and appellate proceedings and advised on water sales and leases.
Ms. Shephard received her J.D. from the University of Colorado in 2014 and a Master of Environmental Management, with an emphasis in environmental economics and policy, from Duke University in 2011. She served as the editor-in-chief of Volume 85 of the Colorado Law Review and an executive editor for the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from Colorado College.
Ms. Shephard is a Schlessman Executive in Residence at The Colorado College and teaches interdisciplinary climate change economics and policy courses as a visiting instructor.
She is a member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Colorado Renewable Energy Society, and E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).
University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2014
Duke University, M.A., 2011
Colorado College, B.A., 2009