Eric J. Voogt is a shareholder with Glade Voogt Lopez Smith. He has been with the firm since January of 2003 and has served as its President for several years. His experience and expertise include complex commercial and business litigation, environmental litigation, construction litigation, insurance coverage litigation, real estate litigation, environmental regulatory compliance, conservation easements, class actions, toxic torts, water pollution, and environmental property damage cases.
Eric graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University and spent one year working as an engineer at Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas. He then went on to attend law school at the University of Kansas where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and served on the Kansas Law Review.
In Eric’s first year after graduation from law school, he worked as a Policy Consultant for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C. After his time with the EPA, Eric spent five years with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP in Kansas City, Missouri where he practiced general commercial litigation and environmental law.
In addition to his law practice, Eric is a founder of Proof Serve, LLC which connects law firms with experienced process servers through a mobile app. Proof’s technology provides real-time tracking and communication between process servers and law firms as well as electronic proof of service via geo locates. Learn more here.
Primary Practice Areas
- Construction Law Practice
- Environmental Law Practice
- Litigation, Class Action & Appeals Practice
- Personal Injury & Professional Liability Practice
- Real Estate Law Practice
In addition to his other areas of practice, Eric has represented companies and individuals in environmental class actions and multi-party cases his entire career. He co-counseled the seminal Colorado Supreme Court case on class action certification in Colorado: See Jackson v. Unocal here. He recently obtained a favorable determination from the Colorado Court of Appeals in the conservation easement case Markus v. Colorado Department of Revenue which created new law favorable to the taxpayer on the statute of limitations.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Denver Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association, Litigation and Class Action sections
- Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families – Board of Directors
- Supports families with internationally and domestically adopted children
- Eric’s wife Alison George is the Director of the Division of Housing for the State of Colorado and they support several charities that provide affordable housing and mental health services to low income people
Bar & Court Admissions
State Bar Admissions
Federal Court Admissions
- District of Colorado
- Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Pork, Pollution, and Pig Farming: The Truth About Corporate Hog Farming, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Spg., 1996
- Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law (Contributing Author), The Year in Review, 1997
- Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law (Contributing Author), The Year in Review, 2000
- Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law (Contributing Author), The Year in Review, 2001
- Environmental Law Deskbook (Contributing Editor), Missouri Bar Association
- Eric was recently featured in a Denver Business Journal article, Economy No Excuse for Environmental Blunders
- J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, 1996
- Honors: Order of the Coif
- Law Review: Kansas Law Review
- B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1992
Past Employment Positions
- Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, Kansas, Engineer, 1993
- Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., Environmental Regulatory Consultant, 1996 – 1997
- Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP, Kansas City, Missouri, 1997 – 2002
- Mountain biking
- Avid sports fan
- Married and has two children