Evan Ela’s practice has involved special district, municipal, environmental, and water law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Evan worked professionally as a consulting hydrologist in Colorado for many years. Prior to joining Collins Cockrel & Cole, Evan practiced water and environmental law in the Office of the City Attorney in Thornton, Colorado. Evan’s law practice continues to emphasize water rights, environmental, local government and special district law.

Evan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Watershed Science from Utah State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law. He is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, the American Water Resources Association, and the Colorado Water Congress. Collins Cockrel & Cole actively supports the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and the Colorado Water Trust.