Carver Schwarz McNab Kamper & Forbes, LLC

David A. Bailey

David A. Bailey

Of Counsel
Denver, Colorado
(303) 893-1827
(303) 893-1829

David A. Bailey focuses on Colorado water rights (adjudication and transactional), water quality matters, and environmental permitting and compliance. Dave also works on environmental due diligence in mining transactions, wetlands, public lands, and environmental litigation. He has advised clients on matters arising under state water law and federal statutes including the Clean Water Act, NEPA, ESA, FLPMA and CERCLA. His litigation experience includes environmental and commercial claims, permit applications and royalty disputes. Dave has authored articles and spoken at professional conferences on various water law topics, the Endangered Species Act, wetlands issues, citizen suits, preemption issues, and public lands and mining litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Colorado Water Rights
  • Water Quality Matters
  • Environmental Permitting and Compliance
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Enviornmental Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Law Review: University of Colorado Law Review, Managing Editor, 1982 - 1983
  • University of Michigan
    • M.S. - 1980
    • Major: Natural Resources Policy
  • Arizona State University
    • B.S. - 1977
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Water Law Section
  • Colorado Bar Association, Enviornmental Section
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