Attorneys Joshua R. Kruger, Ltd. Special Counsel
A Colorado native, Mr. Kruger joined Hamre, Rodriguez, Ostrander & Dingess, P.C. as Special Counsel in 2020 and works in the firm’s oil & gas, eminent domain, and real estate practices.
Mr. Kruger graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 2014, where he focused his legal studies on energy and natural resources, and received a Graduate Energy Certificate (a graduate-level diploma in energy science, technology, law, and policy). While in law school, Mr. Kruger served as the Articles Editor for the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, & Environmental Law Review, was elected President of the Environmental Law Society, and participated in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Mr. Kruger also worked for the Intermountain Oil and Gas Best Management Practices Project, and clerked for both the Environmental Protection Agency (Office of Enforcement, Compliance, and Environmental Justice) and Department of Justice (Environment and Natural Resources Division).
After law school Mr. Kruger clerked for the Honorable Michael A. Martinez, Chief Judge of the Denver District Court. Working in Colorado’s largest judicial district exposed Mr. Kruger to a wide variety of civil litigation matters, and provided unique insight into the administrative workings of the court due to Chief Judge Martinez’s role as administrative head of the judicial district.
Prior to joining Hamre, Rodriguez, Ostrander & Dingess, P.C., Mr. Kruger worked as an associate attorney at a Denver-based litigation firm, where he practiced primarily in the firm’s insurance defense group. Mr. Kruger represented individuals, businesses, and governmental entities in a variety of insurance defense matters, including lawsuits and arbitrations in the areas of construction defect, product liability, premises liability, and personal injury. Mr. Kruger also represented clients in non-insurance cases including commercial disputes and land use matters.
Mr. Kruger has served on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Boulder County, and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. He enjoys spending time in his (small) garage woodshop, slowly renovating his outdated home with his wife, and exploring Denver neighborhoods by bicycle.