Joshua R. Kruger

Special Counsel

A Colorado native, Josh joined Hamre, Rodriguez, Ostrander & Prescott, P.C. as Special Counsel in 2020 and works in the firm’s real estate and land use practice. His practice includes both transactional/planning work and litigation. He advises clients on subdivision and zoning issues; development agreements; special district and other public financing arrangements; real estate transactions and due diligence; boundary disputes over easements, fences, and ingress/egress; and other real property matters. Josh also advises both condemning authorities and landowners in the firm’s eminent domain litigation practice, and prepares and negotiates agreements related to property acquisitions for infrastructure projects. In the firm’s oil and gas practice, Josh counsels clients on royalty disputes, title curatives, lease analyses, and other issues.

Josh graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 2014, where he focused his legal studies on energy and natural resources, and received a Graduate Energy Certificate (a graduate-level diploma in energy science, technology, law, and policy) from the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute. While in law school, Josh served as the Articles Editor for the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, & Environmental Law Review, was elected President of the Environmental Law Society, and participated in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Josh also worked for the Intermountain Oil and Gas Best Management Practices Project, and clerked for both the Environmental Protection Agency (Office of Enforcement, Compliance, and Environmental Justice) and Department of Justice (Environment and Natural Resources Division).

After law school Josh clerked for the Honorable Michael A. Martinez, Chief Judge of the Denver District Court. Working in Colorado’s largest judicial district exposed Josh to a wide variety of civil litigation matters, and provided unique insight into the administrative workings of the court due to Chief Judge Martinez’s role as administrative head of the judicial district.

Prior to joining Hamre, Rodriguez, Ostrander & Prescott, P.C., Josh worked as an associate attorney at a Denver-based litigation firm, where he practiced primarily in the firm’s insurance defense group. He represented individuals, businesses, and governmental entities in a variety of insurance defense matters, including lawsuits and arbitrations in the areas of construction defect, product liability, premises liability, and personal injury. Josh also represented clients in non-insurance cases including commercial disputes and land use matters.

Josh has served on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Boulder County, and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. He enjoys spending time in his woodshop (a.k.a. a dusty shed crammed with old power tools), slowly renovating his outdated home, and soaking up the Colorado sunshine with his wife and son.