Scott E. Holwick


PHONE: (303) 776-9900
FAX: (303) 776-9100


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Scott E. Holwick


Scott Holwick is committed to protecting the water rights of Colorado residents and organizations. His practice is focused on representing clients in water rights litigation, water quality issues, and transactional matters. He works with individuals and organizations throughout the state, including corporate entities, Title 32 special districts, water conservancy districts and other governmental agencies. His area of expertise expands beyond water and encompasses real estate, land use and corporate and governmental law.


Water Law
Business Law
Land Use
Real Estate

Education & Experience

Scott graduated with a B.S. in General Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. He earned his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2000.

He has delivered multiple presentations to clients and organizations, including to the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance, and has taught a course to real estate professionals relating to water rights transfers. Scott also delivered a presentation on Objective Measures of Neighborhood Character at the National American Planning Association Conference.

Representative Matters

One of Scott’s main focuses is the rights of buyers and sellers in real estate transactions that include water rights and land development issues. He has experience assisting clients with other complex transactions, including commercial and agricultural leases, conservation easements, technology sales and licenses, asset sales and purchases, and development and supplier agreements. He regularly advocates before the Legislature on behalf of clients, and counsels and assists with ballot strategies. He has also appeared before state and federal courts and a multitude of state and local agencies.

Organizations & Community Involvement

Scott is an active part of the Colorado legal community, was a past director of the Boulder County Bar Association, and was appointed by the Governor as the former Commissioner to represent the 4th Congressional District on the Colorado Commission on Aging.

Scott is a former chairperson of the Boulder County Planning Commission, and a member of the Longmont Water Board.

He is actively involved in the local community as a volunteer youth soccer coach.