Jeffrey W Schwarz

  • Member
Denver, CO
(303) 893-1829

Jeff's law practice focuses on environmental issues pertinent to the metallic and nonmetallic minerals extraction industry, the oil and natural gas industry, utilities, and various manufacturing and chemical operations. Jeff has developed a specialized expertise in practice under the federal Clean Air Act (and various states' implementation of the same), Sections 402 and 404 of the Clean Water Act (including stream and riparian habitat restoration), National Environmental Policy Act, Resource Conservation Recovery Act, petroleum storage tank regulation (including SPCC planning and implementation), the Endangered Species Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, and various state remediation programs.  In addition, Jeff routinely assists clients with their mergers and acquisitions, purchase and sale of real estate, and various land use and permitting issues.

Jeff graduated cum laude from The Colorado College in 1984 and obtained his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1989. He has been licensed to practice law in California since 1989 and licensed in Colorado since 1991. 

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Colorado Bar and California Bar Associations.

Representative papers he has authored and seminars he has presented include:

          "Application of the de Minimis Exemption to Hardrock Mining Operations Under the Toxic Release Inventory Program" (TRI Workshop sponsored by the Nevada Mining Association and the Gold Institute, Reno, Nevada, February 1999)

          "CAM Rule/Credible Evidence Rule - Is Enforcement a Forgone Conclusion?" (The Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, University of Denver College of Law, December 1997

          "Moving Targets - Colorado Air Regulatory Compliance Program Comes of Age" (Colorado Compliance, March 1994)

          "Everything Colorado Business Needs to Know about the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act" (Cambridge Institute Seminar, February 1992)

          Co-author, "Air Toxics for the 1990s and Beyond" (The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 20, No. 7, July 1991; Review & Law Journal Database, WESTLAW, West Publishing Co., November 1991)

          Co-author, American Bar Association Environmental Quality Committee Report, "Environmental Aspects of Business Transactions" (the American Bar Association, Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law - 1990 Year in Review and 1991 Year in Review)

          Co-author, "The Imperial Irrigation District - Metropolitan Water District Water Transfer: A Case Study" (appearing in Overtapped Oasis, Reform or Revolution in Western Water, by Marc Reisner and Sarah Bates, Island Press, Washington, D.C. and Covelo, CA, 1989.)

Areas of Practice

  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources
  • Land Use
  • Commercial Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1991
  • California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Colorado College
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Section on Environmental Law, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section on Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, Member
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