in Denver, Colorado
Peter Ampe is a senior associate with Hill & Robbins, P.C., where his practice emphasizes water and natural-resources law. Mr. Ampe received a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990 and his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1993, where he received the Joel H. Greenstein/Colorado Trial Lawyers Award for Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Ampe began his career in private practice in Twin Falls, Idaho before joining the Idaho Attorney General’s office in 1997. In 2001 he returned to Colorado, joining the Federal and Interstate Water Unit of the Colorado Attorney General’s office. Mr. Ampe was named the First Assistant Attorney General of the Federal and Interstate Water Unit in 2008 and was lead counsel for the State of Colorado in United States Supreme Court case, Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado, No. 126, Original. During his time with the Colorado Attorney General’s office he was named the Water Unit Attorney of the Year (2004) and received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Performance (2009). With Hill & Robbins, P.C. since 2012, Mr. Ampe continues to focus on water law, representing special districts and municipalities in all aspects of water rights planning and litigation. He has numerous reported cases and made many public and educational presentations on water law, interstate litigation and other topics.
Admitted to Practice
United States Supreme Court
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1990)
J.D., University of Colorado (1993)