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. Board Member, Yampa Valley Community Foundation, 2013-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 48 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 41 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 2-year 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 the Yampa Valley Community Foundation since 2013. He served as an active director of Yampa Valley Bank from 2000 to 2015, and is currently an emeritus director of such Bank. Prior to 2000, Tom 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.

    During Tom’s active years, he climbed 50 of Colorado’s 14’ers, rafted the Grand Canyon, Yampa River Canyon and Green River Canyon, and trekked in Nepal, New Zealand, Morocco, Italy, Switzerland, England, Iceland, Patagonia Chile, Peru, and Utah.

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