About The Firm

Connie H. KingIn 2006 Connie H. King started the Law Firm of Connie H. King, LLC in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Her primary practice emphasis is on environmental law.  Connie has over 20 years of experience working with clients involved in environmental permitting, regulatory compliance and environmental remediation.  Since 1990, Connie has represented a number of corporations and governmental entities in matters arising under federal and state environmental laws.  She has extensive experience with federal and state regulatory agencies in Colorado.  Connie served as a Commissioner on the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission from 1988 to 1995 and chaired the Commission from 1993 to 1994.  She served as a Board Member on the Colorado Plant Operators Certification Board from 1988 to 1991.  Prior to 2006, Connie was a partner in the law firm of Merrill, Anderson, King and Harris, LLC; a Senior Attorney with Colorado Interstate Gas Company; Of Counsel with James L. Merrill, Attorneys at Law; and an Associate Attorney with Holland & Hart.  Prior to practicing law, Connie was an environmental engineer with Exxon for 6 years and Eastman Kodak for 7 years.  She is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and Texas. 

  

Education:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1975
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering Option, Texas A&M University, 1977
  • J.D., University of Denver, 1989

 

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado Bar, 1989 (Registration No. 18864)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

 

Professional Associations:

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

 

Honors:

  • Selected as one of the women engineers featured in the book entitled Changing Our World: True Stories of Women Engineers by Sybil Hatch, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2006
  • Chaired the NSPE-CO-Pikes Peak Chapter Ethics Contest Committee that won the 2005 NSPE Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest
  • Selected as one of the Dynamic Women 2001 by the Colorado Springs Business Journal
  • Elected to the national Society of Women Engineers College of Fellows in 1996
  • Member of the Civil Engineering Advisory Council of Texas Tech University, 1994 - 1999
  • Elected to the Civil Engineering Academy of Texas Tech University in 1991
  • Received American Jurisprudence Award for excellent achievement in the study of Legal Profession at the University of Denver College of Law in 1989
  • Received American Jurisprudence Award for excellent achievement in the study of Legislation at the University of Denver College of Law in 1988
  • Initiated as a member of Phi Delta Phi at the University of Denver College of Law in 1987

 

Presentations/Speaking Engagements:

As an environmental attorney and engineer, Connie has spoken extensively on environmental, ethical and engineering issues.  

  • Speaker at the joint meeting of Society of Military Engineers – Pikes Peak Post and Society of Women Engineers – Pikes Peak Section in Colorado Springs on the topics of Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Stemming The Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering, 2011
  • Speaker at the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc. Winter Seminar in Vail on the topic of Thar's Gold In Them Thar Hills: Obtaining Information from Corporate Clients, 2010
  • Speaker at annual Colorado Water Congress Workshop on Legal Ethics in Water & Environmental Law in Denver on the topic of Ethics and the Environment, 1996 - 2006