Kevin L. Patrick

By 2025 up to 40% of the world will live in water scarce regions. Global water consumption increases at twice the population rate. In 1960 the world’s population was 3 billion, which represented a doubling of the population since the mid 1800’s. By the year 2000, the population had increased to over 6 billion. Less than ten years later it had reached 7 billion. Within thirty years it will reach 9 billion.Competition for water supplies for drinking and sanitation, production of food and generation of energy to supply this population increase requires vision, expertise and creative planning. Patrick, Miller and Noto leads the field in diligent, cutting edge, sustainable planning and legal services in the water resource field.In the United States, most jurisdictions lack effective long range and drought municipal and regional water plans. Planning and development of assured, adaptive water supplies are a hallmark of our firm.

We offer concentrated expertise in:

  • water rights law
  • water resource and waste water planning
  • water transfers
  • water quality law
  • infrastructure planning and development
  • basin planning and mediation
  • transboundary water issues
  • tribal water law
  • geothermal law
  • aquatic environmental law (ESA and wetland law)

Our clients range from individuals to major corporations…from municipalities to regional basin authorities…from ranchers to resorts. Our confined area of practice requires us to be versant in the physical sciences, economics of utility regulation and resource and infrastructure planning. Our task is to integrate these facets of the practice resulting in a solution that meets the client’s schedule and objectives.

Waterlaw: Patrick, Miller, Noto has attorneys licensed in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas. We have offices in Aspen, CO, Basalt, CO, Denver, CO, Scottsdale, AZ and Tulsa, OK.



  • University of Tulsa School of Law, National Energy Law & Policy Institute (J.D. 1978)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (B.A. 1974)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Natural Resource Section
  • International Bar Association, Section on Energy and Resources Law
  • Colorado Bar Association, Water Law Section, Environmental Law Section, International Environmental Law Section
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas
  • International Water Resources Association
  • Fellow, Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars, Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria
  • Martindale-Hubbell Directors Rate “AV”; Member, Preferred Attorneys Listing (Natural Resources and Environmental Law)

Selected Professional Experience

  • Admitted to practice State of Arizona
  • Admitted to practice State of Colorado
  • Admitted to practice State of Texas
  • Admitted to practice State of Oklahoma
  • Admitted to practice before Federal District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • Admitted to practice before Federal District Court, District of Colorado
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Former Colorado Bar Association, Environmental Law Section Advisory Council Board Member
  • Board Member, Board of Visitors of the Sustainable Energy Resource Law Institute, University of Tulsa
  • Advisory Board Member, Bloomberg Water Law & Policy Monitor

Contact Kevin L. Patrick

Contact Kevin L. Patrick

Patrick, Miller and Noto
197 Prospector Road
Suite 2104A
Aspen, Colorado  81611
Phone: (970) 920-1028
Toll Free: (800) 282-5458
Fax: (970) 925-6847


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas