John P. Justus

John Justus relocated to Grand Junction after practicing law on the front range for four years.  John joined our firm in 2012.  He represents individuals and business entities in water rights, water rights titles and real property matters.  He also represents various types of specialized water rights entities, including irrigation districts, mutual ditch and reservoir companies, and water and sanitation districts.  John has litigation experience before Colorado Water Courts in several divisions concerning the adjudication of water rights, changes of water rights, appropriative exchanges, and plans for augmentation.  Further, his administrative agency practice includes experience with adjudicatory and rulemaking hearings before the Colorado Ground Water Commission and various ground water management districts.  Prior to attending law school, John spent roughly six years in the field as a Wildlife Biologist, a background which has allowed for effective representation of clients who are opposed to proposals to list species under the Endangered Species Act.

Practice Areas

  • Water Law
  • Natural Resources and Endangered Species Act Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mesa County Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2008


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, 2008, Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Colorado at Denver, School of Public Affairs, Denver, Colorado, 2007, Masters of Public Administration
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1998, Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors

Contact John P. Justus

Hoskin Farina & Kampf, PC
200 Grand Avenue
Suite 400
Grand Junction, Colorado  81501
Phone: (970) 986-3400
Fax: (970) 986-3401


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Colorado

To request additions or corrections to this entry email the Administrator