Claire Laura Evans, Esq.

CONSULTANT ON LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Ms. Evans serves as a business and legal consultant to Henley’s clients on complex matters related to water law, environmental impacts, oil and gas, public land and resources, and Federal Indian law.

In addition to consulting through Henley, Ms. Evans owns and operates her own Colorado law firm, where she handles civil litigation related to construction defects, intellectual property, real estate and employment law, landlord/tenant disputes, and business formation. Previously, she was a partner with Colorado Law Group, LLC and served at the Native American Rights Fund, where she drafted policy memoranda on a diversity of controversial issues, including tribal recognition, tribal trust fund management, compensation for land and resource takings, tribal water rights, civil procedure, and international indigenous law and policy.  Through the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, she successfully identified key strengths and weakness of the U.S. military’s Human Terrain System, a model designed to enhance communication with indigenous populations in war-torn regions, including Iraq and Afghanistan.  Her past conference work includes the Federal Bar Association’s Indian Law Conference and the 2007 Tribal Round Table on Climate, Tribal Energy Development and Habitat Protection.

Ms. Evans earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver, where she earned a merit scholarship and won several academic awards.  She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Colorado State University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is an avid snowboarder, studio artist and sculptor, and enjoys spending time with her family.