Graham Smith brings nearly 20 years of diverse legal experience to his new role as LPEA In-House Legal Counsel, where he advises on everything from land use and easements, to regulatory and contractual matters. A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law, he began his career at a boutique firm in Denver that primarily represented the Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. He then spent several years at the Wyoming Attorney General's Office as an appellate litigator arguing cases before the Wyoming Supreme Court.
Graham relocated to Durango in 2010, where he went to work for the 6th Judicial District Attorney's Office. In 2014 he went into private practice with Newbold Chapman & Geyer, P.C., focusing on real estate and employment law. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and camping in the San Juan Mountains with his wife and two kids.