Colin Mielke

Associate

Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
Phone: 303-770-2700
Toll Free: 866-922-5912
Fax: 303-770-2701

Mr. Mielke practices law in the areas of special districts, land use, and municipal law.  He works closely with local communities and developers in the creation and management of special districts and improvement districts throughout Colorado.  In his role as general counsel, he assists clients with numerous issues faced by local governments, including contracts, public financing, capital construction projects, elections, governmental compliance, and litigation.

Mr. Mielke is a graduate of Colorado State University, and earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law.  He is originally from St. Paul, Minnesota.

Areas of Practice

  • Title 32 Special Districts
  • Local Governments, Authorities, and Improvement Districts
  • Real Estate Development and Due Diligence
  • Civil Litigation and Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2009
  • United States District Court District of Colorado, 2013
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2016

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. – 2009
  • Colorado State University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude – 2005
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: English

Published Works

  • Basics of Water and Sewer Rate Setting, SDA Newsletter, February, 2013
  • E-Mail Correspondence under the Colorado Open Meetings Law, SDA Newsletter, October, 2012

Classes/Seminars

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Capital Projects – From Start to Finish, Special District Association Conference, 2016
  • A Tax in Fees Clothing – Special District Association Conference, 2014
  • CORA Policies for Special Districts, Special District Association Conference Webinar, 2014
  • Basics of Water and Sewer Rate Setting, Colorado Rural Water Association, 2013 Annual Conference
  • Local Government Board Member Responsibilities, Colorado Rural Water Association, 2013 Annual Conference

Honors and Awards

  • Certified LEED Green Associate

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Special District Association of Colorado

Past Employment Positions

  • Grimshaw & Harring, P.C., Attorney
  • City of Lakewood, Colorado, Prosecutor
  • Honorable Judge Enquist in Colorado’s First Judicial District, Clerk