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Ashley Pollock Zahedi


Ashley Pollock Zahedi practices in the areas of water adjudications, well permitting, water planning, litigation, local government law, and real property matters. Her clients include municipalities, special districts, real estate developers, golf course operators, ranch owners, ditch companies, reservoir operators, water districts, private landowners, and a wide variety of businesses.

As a dedicated professional, Ashley understands the importance of effective water resource management. Her experience includes navigating the complex world of securing and changing water rights to meet various needs, as well as protecting existing water rights from potential injury. Clients rely on Ashley’s strategic guidance and long-term water planning insights to optimize their water rights projects.

Ashley’s practice includes serving as general counsel and special counsel to Colorado local governments, with a particular focus on municipal, special district law, and water law. In addition to her work with local governments, Ashley also assists homeowners and developers in their interactions with these entities. She is well-versed in land use law, annexation and inclusions, eminent domain, and agreements for services. With a sharp attention to detail and a strategic approach, Ashley ensures that her clients’ interests are protected and their objectives are achieved.


Areas of Practice:

  • Water Law
  • Colorado Local Government Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado, 2008
  • United States District Court, Colorado, 2008
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2008
  • Texas, 2016


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 2007
    – J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    – Awards for Highest Academic Performance in Lawyering Process, Evidence, and Evidence Practicum
    – Activities: Moot Court Board, Mock Trial, Civil Litigation Clinic, and Research Assistant
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2003
    – B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
    – B.S., Bachelor of Science, Business Finance

Litigation Matters:

  • Successfully defended City against vendor’s breach of contract claim and obtained an award of attorney fees in favor of City in City of Westminster v. Dadiotis Golf Enterprises LLC, Case No. 15CV31933 (Jefferson County, Colo. 2016)
  • Represented Town in condemnation action for the construction of roadway in Town of Parker v. Oltmann, Case No. 16CV31187 (Douglas County, Colo. 2016)
  • Represented City in preliminary injunction matter against County Commissioners in City of Northglenn v. BOCC Adams County, Case No. 15CV30862 (Adams County, Colo. 2016)
  • Represented Town on appeal involving an easement and right-of-way dispute in Delponte v. Town of Vail, Case No. 2015CA1835 (Colo. App. 2016)
  • Represented City in condemnation proceedings for expansion of highway in City of Commerce City v. H4 Investments LLLP, Case No. 15CV31157 (Adams County, Colo. 2016)
  • Successfully briefed governmental immunity issue in Foster v. Colorado State University, Case No. 12CV1374 (Larimer County, Colo. 2012); Case No. 13CA0280 (Colo. App. 2014)
  • Defended insurer and counter-claimed for insurance fraud in Silver Recycling, Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Case No. 2010-3506 (El Paso, Tex. 2013)
  • Obtained post-trial modification of judgment in Leprino v. Factory Mutual Insurance Company, 02-cv-1559 (D. Colo. 2009, 2011); 09-1262 (Colo. App. 2011)
  • Obtained favorable jury verdict in real estate development dispute in Caver v. Sittner, Case No. 2009CV70 (La Plata County, Colo. 2010)
  • Obtained dismissal of bad faith claim against insurer in Factory Mutual Insurance Company v. Nebraska Beef, Inc., 8:09CV159 (D. Neb. 2009)

Classes & Seminars Taught:

  • Coach, Denver School of Science and Technology High School Mock Trial Team, 2012-2019
  • Colorado Mock Trial Institute, Colorado Bar Association (Aug. 2014)
  • Pro Bono: Obligation or Opportunity?  Rhone Brackett Inn of Court (Jan. 2014)
  • Developing and Advancing the In-House and Outside Counsel Relationship, Denver Young Lawyers Division (Sept. 2012)
  • Litigating Commercial Property Fires, Advanced Torts, Sturm College of Law (Apr. 2012)

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Colorado Bar Association, member (2008-present)
  • Denver Bar Association, member (2008-present)
  • Special District Association, member (2018-present)
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (2013-2015)
  • Women’s Bar Association, member (2008-2014)
  • Rhone Brackett Inn of Court, member (2010-2014)
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, member (2013-2014)


  • Recipient, Bill Ritter Public Service Award, 2013