Meet Our Attorneys

Daniel K. Brown


Mr. Brown has practiced with Fischer, Brown, Bartlett & Gunn, P.C. since 1999. Since joining the firm, he has worked extensively on water quantity, water quality and real property matters. He has successfully represented clients in all of these areas, but the focus of his practice is representing a varied clientele before the Division No. 1 Water Court (South Platte Basin), where he is currently involved (both on behalf of applicants and opposers) in more than 50 cases in Water Court. Mr. Brown has lectured on numerous occasions on water law and legal ethics topics.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brown clerked for the Honorable Walter Stauffacher in the District Court of Washington State. In this capacity, he served as the lead clerk on the original adjudication of water rights on the Yakima River Basin in Washington State (which is the equivalent of the Water Referee in the Colorado court system). Mr. Brown also served as a member of “Dividing the Waters” an organization of judges, masters and referees involved in the adjudication of water in the western United States.

Mr. Brown interned for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission. Mr. Brown received his Juris Doctorate, with an emphasis in Environmental Law, from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1997. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1990, and his Masters of Science in Applied Economics, with an emphasis in Natural Resources, from Montana State University in 1994.

For more information, call us at (970) 407-9000, or send Mr. Brown an email.

Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Water Law Section
  • Larimer County Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Oregon Law School, 1997
  • M.S., Montana State University, Applied Economics with emphasis in Natural Resources, 1994
  • B.S., University of Colorado at Boulder, Economics, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • State of Colorado, 1999
  • State of Washington, 1997

Practice Areas

  • Water Law
  • Real Estate