Steven T. Monson

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About

Steven T. Monson is originally from Nebraska, but moved to Colorado over 35 years ago to practice law,  initially working in Gunnison until moving to the Springs for more mild temperatures.  Steve and his family have been happy to call Colorado Springs home for over 30 years. Steve enjoys skiing, hunting, fly fishing, biking, traveling, and trail running. 

Professional Experience

  • Monson, Cummins & Shohet, LLC, Colorado Springs, C\O, Of Counsel, January, 2016 - present  
  • Felt, Monson & Culichia, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO, Of Counsel, 2013 - 2015, Member, 1994 - 2012  
  • Berniger, Berg, Rioth & Diver, P.C., Colorado Springs, CO, Associate, August 1984 - August 1988, Partner, August 1988 - August 1994
  • Bratton and Monson, Gunnison, CO, Associate, August 1981 - August 1983, Partner, August 1983 - July 1984 

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE, Juris Doctor, May 1981
    • University of Nebraska Law Review
    • Order of the Coif 
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 1978 

Contact Steve

stm@cowaterlaw.com

719-471-1212 ext. 102

Christopher D. Cummins

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About

Chris is a founding member/partner in Monson, Cummins & Shohet, LLC. Chris was born and raised in Colorado, growing up in Greeley before moving to Colorado Springs.  Chris has been practicing law in Colorado since 2003.  As a lifetime resident of Colorado, Chris enjoys many outdoor activities with friends and his wife and two sons, including hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, live music, and exploring Colorado's vast network of 4x4 trails.  

Professional Experience

  • Monson, Cummins & Shohet, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO, Partner, January, 2016 - present  
  • Felt, Monson & Culichia, LLC, Partner, Colorado Springs, CO, 2011 - 2015, Associate, 2003 - 2010
  • Burns, Figa & Will, P.C., Englewood, CO, Law Clerk, May, 2002 - June, 2003 
  • Fowler, Schimberg, & Flanagan, P.C., Denver, CO, Law Clerk, September, 2001 - February, 2002 

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, CO, Juris Doctorate - May, 2003 
    • Environmental Internship with J. Kemper Will, Esq., February, 2002 - May, 2002
    • University of Denver Water Law Review, Staff Member, 2002 - 2003
    • Student Law Office - Mediation Clinic, Mediator, Spring, 2003 
  •  University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, B.S., General Business - May, 1993 

Contact Chris

cdc@cowaterlaw.com

719-471-1212 ext. 104

David M. Shohet

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About

David is a founding member/partner in Monson, Cummins & Shohet, LLC. David has practiced law in Colorado since 2005.  David grew up in California and then attended Colorado State University for his undergraduate degree where he played football for the Rams and was selected All Mountain West Conference in 2001.  David and his wife love all that Colorado has to offer and find themselves outdoors much of the time be it hiking, skiing, or enjoying numerous other activities.  
 

Professional Experience

  • Monson, Cummins & Shohet, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO, Partner, January, 2016 - present
  • Felt, Monson & Culichia, LLC, Colorado Springs, CC, Partner, 2013 - 2015, Associate, 2006 - 2012 
  • White & Jankowski, Denver, CO, Law Clerk, July 2004 - October 2004 
  • City of Fort Collins, Natural Resources, Fort Collins, CO, Environmental Planner, January 2002 - July 2002 

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO, Juris Doctor, May 2005
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, ColO, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health, August 2002 

Contact David

dms@cowaterlaw.com

719-471-1212 ext. 101

Ryan W. Farr

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About

Ryan is a member/partner in Monson, Cummins & Shohet.  Ryan was born and raised in Colorado, growing up in Greeley before moving to Ft. Collins to attend Colorado State University for his undergraduate degree.  Ryan lived in Jacksonville, Florida while attending law school, but was drawn back to Colorado by the mountains, activities, and weather. Being a Coloradan, Ryan enjoys a myriad of outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, and fishing.        


Professional Experience

  • Monson, Cummins & Shohet, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO, Partner, 2017 - present
  • Monson, Cummins & Shohet, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO, Associate, January, 2016 - December, 2016
  • Felt, Monson & Culichia, LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Associate, October, 2013 - December, 2015   
  • Colorado 19th Judicial District, Greeley, CO, Deputy District Attorney, May 2008 - September 2013 
  • Colorado District Court Judge, Colorado 19th Judicial District, Greeley, CO, Law Clerk, May 2006 - August 2006; August 2007 - September 2007 
  • Professor Bruce Burton, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL, Research Assistant, August 2005 - December 2005

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida, Juris Doctor, May 2007 
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, Bachelor of Science: Wildlife Biology, 2002 

Contact Ryan

rwf@cowaterlaw.com

719-471-1212 ext. 103

EMILIE B. POLLEY

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About

  

Emilie is an associate at Monson, Cummins & Shohet. Emilie was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico on a steady diet of green chile before moving to Colorado to attend Colorado State for her undergraduate degree. After traveling the country for a year as a consultant, Emilie moved to West Texas for her law degree. Upon graduation from Texas Tech School of Law, Emilie traded cotton fields for the mountains to start her law practice in the natural resources industry before joining MCS. Emilie enjoys interior design, as well as spending time outdoors running, hiking, snowboarding, “jeeping” and camping  with her husband and dogs. 

Professional Experience

  • Monson, Cummins & Shohet, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO, Associate, December 2018 - present
  • Lowrey Law, Denver, CO, Oil & Gas Associate, February 2018 - December 2018 
  • Purple Land Management, Denver CO, Landman, September 2017 - February 2018
  • Lubbock County 237th District Court, Lubbock, TX, Law Clerk, May 2016 - May 2017
  • Center for Water Law & Policy and Professor M. Alex Pearl, Texas Tech School of Law, Lubbock, TX, Research Assistant, August 2015 - May 2017  
  • Division of Water Resources, Greeley, CO, Legal Intern, May 2015 - August 2015 

Education

  • Texas Tech School of Law, magna cum laude, Lubbock, TX, Juris Doctor 
    • The Order of Barristers, 2017
    • Board of Barristers, Vice Chair of Judges, May 2016-May 2017 
    • National Moot Court Champion, November 2016
    • Organization of Women Law Students, Event Chair 
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society, Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, Bachelor of Arts: International Studies and Business minor, 2013 

Contact

ebp@cowaterlaw.com

719-471-1212 ext. 105