Special Counsel

Hon. Peter F. Michaelson(Ret.)

Senior Special Counsel

Judge Michaelson received a bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of Denver in 1982. He has litigated cases as a lawyer across the state of Colorado, including in federal court, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court and as both a litigator and judge conducted more juries than he can count.

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Stephanie M. Ceccato

Special Counsel

Ms. Ceccato focuses her practice on real estate litigation and eminent domain law. Since becoming licensed in 2005, Ms. Ceccato has litigated cases in state and federal court involving many issues, including contract disputes, special districts, foreclosure, Bankruptcy, real estate fraud, and eminent domain. Ms. Ceccato enjoys working with both landowners and condemning authorities on complex real estate matters.

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Special Counsel

Joel M. Spector’s practice emphasizes eminent domain, land use, and real estate litigation. Since entering private practice in 2005, Mr. Spector has been engaged in all stages of litigation concerning real property interests. In addition to working on eminent domain litigation in trial and appellate courts, Mr. Spector has written legal briefs and conducted oral arguments on property rights issues at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits

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Teri L. Petitt

Special Counsel

Teri Petitt has practiced law in Colorado since 1987 specializing in water rights and real property law. Ms. Petitt has extensive experience in water rights litigation, including conditional and absolute water rights, transmountain water rights, changes of water rights, plans for augmentation, exchanges and well permitting issues. Teri Petitt’s water law practice involves representation of clients in water right transactions including title examinations, sales and purchases, and historical use analyses.

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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.

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Elizabeth D. Rubinstein

Special Counsel

Ms. Rubinstein’s practice focuses on eminent domain litigation and mediation. She rejoined Hamre, Rodriguez, Ostrander & Dingess, P.C., in 2020. She previously worked at the firm for 10 years doing primarily eminent domain litigation. She also offers mediation services in a variety of matters including: real estate, landlord/tenant, business, animals, family, commercial transactions, and neighborhood disputes.

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