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City of Thornton, Colorado

Salary: Approximately $200,000+

Located in the northeast quadrant of the Denver metropolitan area, the city of Thornton is Colorado’s sixth largest city and home to a diverse and growing population of 146,000 residents. The City is only 10 minutes from downtown Denver, 35 minutes from Denver International Airport and less than 2 hours from the Breckenridge and Vail ski areas. The community’s location provides an ideal environment for a wide range of businesses to thrive, and the community’s natural setting of ridgelines, wildlife, waterways, rolling hills, and undeveloped land provide Thornton residents with amenities and an abundance of recreational opportunities that contribute to a unique and excellent quality of life.

Operating on a 2021 budget of $2,735,236 with 19 FTEs, the City of Thornton’s City Attorney's Office serves as legal counsel for the City, providing legal service to the City Council, the City Manager, all departments of the City, and all boards and commissions. The City Attorney’s Office consists of the City Attorney, a Deputy City Attorney, a Senior Assistant City Attorney, 9 Assistant City Attorney I/II’s, a Law Office Administrator, a Senior Legal Administrative Assistant, a Legal Administrative Assistant, and 4 Paralegals. The attorneys represent the City in litigation in state and federal courts and before local and state administrative agencies and protect the City's water rights in water court.

Staff Attorney - Colorado Court of Appeals 

The City Attorney is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council on a contractual basis with the terms of employment outlined in the contract, the Charter, and the City Code. As the chief legal advisor for the City, the City Attorney provides a wide range of legal services to City Council, City boards and commissions and City departments.

The attorney filling this position will initially work on appeals in criminal cases.  The position may be expanded to include other areas of specialization as the needs of the Court require.  Flexibility and a willingness to work in more than one subject matter area are required.  Experience as an appellate court law clerk, in appellate practice, or in criminal practice is preferred.  

A Juris Doctorate from a nationally accredited law school, and ten (10) years of experience in the active practice of law is required. Candidates should be a current member in good standing of the Colorado State Bar or be able to gain prompt admission to the Colorado State Bar. The ideal candidate will have extensive municipal law experience, will have a thorough understanding of the constitutional provisions regarding Home Rule, a broad spectrum of experience in municipal law, knowledge of water law, and an in-depth understanding of current issues confronting cities. While Colorado experience is preferred in the above areas, experienced City Attorneys, Assistant City Attorneys and/or other senior level public and private attorneys with municipal experience from anywhere in the United States are strongly encouraged to apply. Any equivalent combinations of education and experience that allow a candidate to perform the duties of the position may be considered.

Deadline: July 9, 2021

The City of Thornton offers employees an outstanding benefit package. Benefits offered include health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, multilingual incentive pay, recreation pass, wellness program, in-house training opportunities, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Thornton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: June 27, 2021 (open until filled).


Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell

Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, a boutique law firm with a national practice devoted exclusively to infrastructure, environmental, land use, real estate development, conservation, energy, and transportation law offers a unique opportunity for a mid-level or senior associate attorney with experience and interest in infrastructure project finance, procurement, and delivery, especially through design-build, public-private partnership (P3), and other forms of alternative and innovative contracting models. In this role, you will be a key member of our Major Project, P3, and Alternative Delivery practice, as well as supporting related airport, rail/transit, highways, social infrastructure, real estate/land use, energy, and tribal matters as needed. 

We are a collegial and collaborative firm devoted to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients. The Firm has offices in Denver, Washington, DC, New York City, San Francisco, and Boston. For application information and a complete job description, see our website at:


Two new positions at the Department of Law

Assistant Attorney General – Public Officials Unit – State Services Section

The Public Officials Unit is seeking an attorney to join its collaborative legal team. The Unit offers the opportunity to practice in diverse, high-profile legal matters in a fast-paced environment where you can grow your litigation, appellate, and general counsel skills. In this role, you will represent statewide elected and appointed officials, as well as several state agencies, in complex civil cases that frequently involve public policy matters of statewide or national importance. This position provides meaningful opportunities  to take cases to trial, brief and argue appeals, and be a problem-solver. If you are looking to join a team where you will be challenged to find the best legal strategies and solutions and perform work that impacts the State of Colorado, this position is for you! We are interested in candidates who are excited about our work and whose diverse experiences and background would add value to the department, the unit, and our clients. While we are interested experienced practitioners, we also welcome applications from more junior-level candidates who have strong academic backgrounds and rigorous and substantive legal training, including clerkships and fellowships.

Salary: $6500-$8200/monthly

Deadline: 5/28/2021

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Assistant Attorney General – PUC – State Services Section

The State Services Section is seeking an attorney to join the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) team.   The Unit counsels the Commissioners of the Public Utilities Commission regarding highly complex legal issues in the areas of transportation, rail safety, telecommunications, gas, electric, steam, gas pipeline safety, and water utility issues, including implementation of some of the nation’s most cutting-edge renewable energy matters.   The PUC Unit is responsible for reviewing testimony and evidence in evidentiary hearings before the PUC; conducting cross-examination of witnesses on behalf of the Commissioners and advisors; reviewing and analyzing written pleadings, motions, and petitions in matters before the PUC; analyzing and drafting proposed rules; and drafting Commission orders.  The Unit closely works with Commissioners’ technical advisors and provides general counsel to PUC.  The Unit handles all litigation of the PUC in appeals of its orders to state and federal district and appellate courts, as well as matters of PUC interest at the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We are interested in candidates who are excited about our work and whose diverse experiences and background would add value to the department, the unit, and our clients. While we are interested experienced practitioners, we also welcome applications from more junior-level candidates who have strong academic backgrounds and rigorous and substantive legal training, including clerkships and fellowships.

Salary: $6500 - $8200/month

Deadline: 6/1/2021

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Attorney position with City of Boulder

The Boulder City Attorney’s Office is looking to hire a mid-level attorney to focus on land use, real property, open records, and civil litigation functions. For more information and to apply, please go here: