LeMoine & Graves, P.C.

TRUSTED LAW FIRM SINCE 1937

Providing a wide array of legal services throughout Western Colorado

Welcome To LeMoine & Graves, P.C.

LeMoine & Graves, P.C. provides a wide array of legal services to its clients throughout Western Colorado. LeMoine & Graves, P.C. and its predecessors have continuously practiced law in Rifle, Colorado since 1937. Our practice focuses on real estate, estate planning and administration, business law, criminal law, local government law, natural resource law, collections, and the unique issues facing ranchers and farmers.

Attorneys

Daniel D. LeMoine, J.D., M.B.A., B.A.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Colorado (1997)
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Colorado (1997)
  • Graduate Interdisciplinary Certificate in Environmental Policy, University of Colorado (1997)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Economics, University of Colorado (1993)

Practice Areas

Practice History

Mr. LeMoine is a lifelong resident of Rifle, Colorado and has practiced law in Rifle since 1997.   Mr. LeMoine attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, graduating with a double major in Philosophy and Economics in 1993.  Mr. LeMoine then attended the University of Colorado School of Law and University of Colorado Leeds School of Business where he received his Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration and Graduate Interdisciplinary Certificate in Environmental Policy.  Mr. LeMoine joined the firm in 1997 and became a member in 2000.  Mr. LeMoine has represented and served as general counsel to numerous local governments in Western Colorado and is general counsel to many corporations and other business entities.  Mr. LeMoine has broad experience in many areas of law, and his practice currently focuses on local government law, education law, library law, real estate, estate planning and administration, business law, natural resource law and the unique issues facing ranchers and farmers.  For more than a decade, Mr. LeMoine also served as the public administrator for the 9th Judicial District, administering numerous complex estates, trusts and conservatorships.  Mr. LeMoine is a past board member of the Rifle Downtown Development Authority and LIFT-UP, and has volunteered for Alpine Legal services and the Rifle High School Mock Trial Team.

Timothy L. Graves, J.D., B.S.

Practice History

Mr. Graves attended Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Upon graduating with a degree in Business Administration in 2010, Mr. Graves attended Southern Illinois University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 2013. Mr. Graves then moved to Colorado and was admitted to practice in 2013. Mr. Graves joined the firm in 2014 and became a member in 2016, where his practice focuses on criminal law including wildlife violations and hunter’s rights, municipal affairs, natural resources, landlord tenant law, and litigation. Mr. Graves has volunteered for Alpine Legal services and the Rifle High School Mock Trial Team. Mr. Graves serves as the Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Fruita, Town of De Beque, and City of Rifle.

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Our Services

We welcome new clients to our practice in the areas of local government, business law, real estate, wills, trusts, estate planning, estate administration, guardianships / conservatorships, criminal and administrative law, water, oil, gas, solar, and other natural resources, hunters’ rights, outfitters, licensing, hunting leases, wildlife violations, education, and special districts.

Local Government Law

LeMoine & Graves, P.C. has a long history of serving as general counsel to numerous local governments throughout Western Colorado. Our experience includes representing clients in all aspects of local government law, including: district formation and dissolution; real estate transactions; public construction bidding and contracts; board governance; open meetings laws; executive session laws; open records laws; contract negotiations; employment law and contracts; library law; special district law; education law; election law; TABOR; free speech and the First Amendment; privacy; subpoenas, warrants and court orders; governmental immunity; and policy issues.

Business Law including Corporations, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

LeMoine & Graves, P.C. serves as general counsel for many business clients, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. We also represent individual shareholders, partners and members. Our experience includes representing clients in all aspects of business law including: the organization, operation, and dissolution of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies; board governance; contract negotiations; employment law and contracts; real estate transactions; debt collection; and the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets.

Real Estate

LeMoine & Graves, P.C. represents buyers, sellers, brokers and lenders in real estate transactions large and small, including commercial and residential subdivision and development; purchase/sale transactions; oil, gas and mineral transfers and leases and conservation easements. Our experience includes representing clients in: drafting and negotiating commercial and residential real estate contracts and leases; disclosures and due diligence; easements; boundary issues and other title matters; oil, gas and mineral transfers and leases; conservation easements; loan and security documents; and foreclosures and evictions.

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning / Administration; Guardianships / Conservatorships

LeMoine & Graves, P.C. represents individual clients in drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning needs. We also represent personal representatives, trustees, guardians, conservators and other fiduciaries as well as beneficiaries, heirs and estate creditors. Our experience includes representing clients in estate planning; all aspects of will, trust, and estate administration; as well as establishing guardianships and conservatorships and the administration of the same.

Criminal and Administrative Law

LeMoine & Graves, P.C. offers diligent and thorough representation of individuals charged with crimes in Municipal, County, and District Courts in Colorado as well as those facing administrative proceedings. Our experience includes trials at all levels of Colorado Courts and the negotiation of complex criminal issues. We also represent victims and other individuals affected by crimes.

Water, Oil, Gas, Solar and other Natural Resources

LeMoine & Graves, P.C. represents individuals and entities in all aspects of natural resource law, including water rights, oil & gas rights, and solar rights. Our experience includes the purchase, sale and lease of natural resources; the transfer of natural resources from decedent’s estates; oil & gas and solar leases; surface use agreements and issues; ditch, well sharing and easement issues; and the acquisition, development and use of water rights.

Residential and Commercial Leases / Landlord Tenant Law

LeMoine & Graves, P.C. represents individual and business clients in drafting and negotiating commercial and residential leases. We also represent brokers and property owners with all aspects of landlord/tenant law, including demands for compliance, notices to quit, evictions, habitability issues, collections and property damage litigation.

Hunter's Rights, Outfitters, License Issues, Hunting Leases, Wildlife Violations

LeMoine & Graves, P.C. represents individuals and outfitters in all areas of hunting and wildlife law including hunter’s rights, firearm rights, license issues, hunting leases, and alleged wildlife law violations. Our experience includes defense of alleged wildlife violations; drafting hunting leases; defending individuals facing a potential loss of gun rights; and representing outfitters in all aspects of their business, including license issues.

Contact Us

Phone

(970) 625-1887

Fax

(970) 625-4448

Location

120 West Third Street
P.O. Box 907
Rifle, Colorado 81650