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Kate Sanford


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Kate Sanford is an associate at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Her practice has an emphasis on environmental litigation.

Prior to joining DGS, Ms. Sanford served as a judicial clerk for Justice Richard L. Gabriel of the Colorado Supreme Court. She has also worked as a litigation clerk for a boutique natural resources firm and the Animal Legal Defense Fund. During her clerkships, Ms. Sanford gained experience with the Clean Water Act, RCRA, SMCRA, and the Endangered Species Act.

During law school, she was editor in chief of the Denver Law Review (Volume 94).

Ms. Sanford currently serves on the associate board of the Colorado Symphony. She is an active member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association’s Policy committee and Environmental Law subcommittee. Ms. Sanford is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Minoru Yasui Inn of Court. Internally, she a member of the DGS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.


  • “’Pulling Back the Curtain’ – EPA Proposing to Increase Transparency for Guidance Documents,” The Energy Law Advisor, Vol. 14, Number 3 (September 2, 2020)
  • “’Pulling Back the Curtain’ – EPA Proposing to Increase Transparency for Guidance Documents,” DGS Legal Alert (May 26, 2020)
  • "Free Speech and Fur," 9 Journal of Animal Ethics, January 2019.
  • "Heien v. North Carolina: Mistaken Conclusions on Mistakes of Law," 93 Denver Law Review 523, 2016.


University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2017

University of Denver, B.A., cum laude, 2012

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