Thomas R. Sharp, Esq. – Of Counsel


  • University of Denver 
    Juris Doctor - Magna Cum Laude 
    Licensed to practice law in Colorado and Missouri
    Denver, Colorado 
    William Jewel College 
    Bachelor of Arts – Magna Cum Laude



  • Born Monte Vista, Colorado, December 5, 1944; admitted to bar, 1969, Colorado; 1970, Missouri. Education: William Jewell College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1966); University of Denver (J.D., magna cum laude, 1969). Phi Alpha Delta. Editor-in-Chief, Denver Law Journal, 1968. Law Clerk to Honorable M.C. Matthes, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 1969-1970. Board Member, 1981-1990, 1995- 2007 and Chairman, 1987-1988 & 2001-2003, Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority. Board Member, Colorado River Water Conservation District, 2001-2014 (President, 2011-2013); Board Member, Colorado Water Conservation Board, 2004-2007. Board Member, Re-2 School District, 1985-1990; 1999-2003. Board Member, Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District, 1977-Present. Member: Routt County (President, 1975-1976), Northwest Colorado, Colorado (Member; Board of Governors, 1978-1980; Vice-President, 1988-1989) and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar. Fellow: Colorado Bar Foundation; American Bar Foundation.

    Tom Sharp received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Denver in 1969, and has practiced law in Steamboat Springs for more than 40 years, focusing on real property, business, banking, special district law, estate planning, and water law. He has served as past President of the Routt County Bar Association, as a past Vice-President of the Colorado Bar Association, and as a past Chairman of the Water Section of the CBA. He was a director for 20 years, and past Chairman, of the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority. He has been a director for 39 years of the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District, and has served as both Vice-chairman and Chairman of such District. He served a 3-year term as a member of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. He served as a director of the Colorado River Water Conservation District from 2001 until 2014, including a term as President of the District. Tom was elected three times to the Re-2 School Board in Routt County. He has been a director of Yampa Valley Bank since 2000, and prior to that time served as a director of the United Bank of Steamboat Springs, Intrawest Bank of Steamboat Springs, and as a community director of Norwest Bank of Steamboat Springs. Tom was elected as a Life Fellow of both the Colorado Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. He is married to Sandy Sharp, and has four grown children.

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