John P. Justus


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200 Grand Avenue, Suite 400
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

mailing address:
Post Office Box 40
Grand Junction, Colorado 81502-0040

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John Justus relocated to Grand Junction after practicing law on the front range for four years.  John joined our firm in 2012 and was elected a shareholder in 2016.  He represents individuals and business entities in water rights, water rights titles and real property matters.  He also represents various types of specialized water rights entities, including irrigation districts, mutual ditch and reservoir companies, and water and sanitation districts.  John has litigation experience before Colorado Water Courts in several divisions concerning the adjudication of water rights, changes of water rights, appropriative exchanges, and plans for augmentation.  Further, his administrative agency practice includes experience with adjudicatory and rulemaking hearings before the Colorado Ground Water Commission and various ground water management districts.  Prior to attending law school, John spent roughly six years in the field as a Wildlife Biologist, a background which has allowed for effective representation of clients who are opposed to proposals to list species under the Endangered Species Act.

Practice Areas

Colorado special districts

Water Law

Natural Resources and Endangered Species Act Law

Real Property Law


Professional Associations and Memberships

Mesa County Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

American Bar Association

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 2008


University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, 2008, Doctor of Jurisprudence

University of Colorado at Denver, School of Public Affairs, Denver, Colorado, 2007, Masters of Public Administration

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1998, Bachelor of Science
with Highest Honors

Birth information

Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America