Carleton Gotlin Law, PC

Alison Durnavich


Senior Managing Associate
Alison was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico. After graduating from Virginia Tech, she relocated to Denver to attend the University of Denver College of Law. While pursuing her legal degree, Alison was a legal research assistant; where she helped draft the National Environmental Policy Act chapter published in Hornbook on Natural Resources Law, and edited the nationally recognized treatise, Law of Property Rights Protection: Limitations on Governmental Powers.

After receiving her J.D., Alison worked for Mountain States Legal Foundation where she practiced in the areas of natural resources and public land use law, specifically focusing on the rights of private property ownership and the multiple-use of federal and state lands resources. While at Mountain States Legal Foundation, Alison successfully argued McFarland v. Norton before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which addressed the ability of an inholder within Glacier National Park to access his property year-round via motor vehicle. In addition, Alison briefed multiple motions for summary judgment seeking to quiet title to easements for dams and reservoirs located within National Forest system lands, as well as argued before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on behalf of a property owner seeking to gain access to his private property within a wilderness area.

Alison joined the firm in 2005.

Education & Affiliations

Alison attended Virginia Tech; where she earned her B.A. in Communications in 2000.

Alison attended the University of Denver College of Law; where she earned her J.D. in 2003.

Alison was admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado in 2003 and in the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals in 2004.

Alison is affiliated with the following professional associations:

  • Colorado Bar Association; Member of Natural Resources and Energy Law Section
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers

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