Bill Paddock was born in Boulder, Colorado. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in 1974 and his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1978. He joined the water unit of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office after graduation and admission to the bar. During his tenure there Bill represented state agencies in water rights matters. He also served as the legal advisor to Colorado’s Compact Commissioners on the Arkansas River Compact and the Rio Grande Compact, and was responsible for the supervision of the then on-going federal reserved rights and Indian reserved rights litigation in Colorado. In 1985, Mr. Paddock went into private practice and in 1986 joined in founding Carlson, Hammond & Paddock, LLC, of which he is now the manager. He has a diverse practice that includes, among other things, representing agricultural, municipal, and industrial clients in water rights and real property matters. He has served as the president and as a member of the executive committee of the Water Law section of the Colorado Bar Association. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors and the executive committee of the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association. He is a frequent author and speaker on water rights and water law at continuing legal education and engineering seminars, has authored numerous articles, is the Colorado Reporter for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Water Law Newsletter, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America – Water Law.

William A Paddock
Telephone: 303.861.9000
bpaddock@chp-law.com
Carlson, Hammond & Paddock, LLC
1900 Grant St., Suite 1200
Denver, Colorado 80203
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