Partner with 40 years of specialized experience in local government issues.

With roughly 40 years of experience on our side, Collins Cockrel & Cole is a leading law firm serving special districts, municipalities, and authorities in Colorado.

Our founding partners include:

Jim Collins

A former two-term Mayor of the City of Littleton, Jim co-founded the Special District Association and still serves as its Executive Vice President, a position he has held since 1975. Read more »

Paul Cockrel

Paul was a principal drafter of the Special District Act and served as principal technical spokesman for special districts in legislative hearings and at intergovernmental conferences. Read more »

Our team of seasoned attorneys and paralegals provides a wide range of legal services to our clients, including regularly overseeing and supervising all aspects of legal matters related to the organization, governance, management, and ongoing services provided by local governments..

We are active in all already of representing local governments – from the organization of all forms of Title 32 districts, authorities, and municipal and county improvement districts, through elections and ongoing personnel, real property, water, inclusions/exclusions, contracting, and financial matters, in both innovative and more common circumstances.

At Collins Cockrel & Cole we stand in the forefront of special district consolidations and intergovernmental contracting arrangements, and have formed some of the largest and most successful consolidated special districts and service authorities in Colorado. We spearhead complex negotiations and, when necessary, litigation related to governmental business.