Meet Our Attorneys

Whitney Phillips Coulter


Ms. Coulter joined Fischer, Brown, Bartlett, Larsen & Irby, P.C., in the fall of 2018 after a year-long clerkship with Chief Judge Hartmann in Water Division One.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, and her master’s degree in journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Her first job at a newspaper – The Greeley Tribune – brought her to Colorado.  She attended the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, where she served as an Articles Editor on the Water Law Review and competed on the National Appellate Advocacy Team.

Ms. Coulter’s interest in water law stems from growing up as the fifth generation on her family farm in southeastern Idaho.

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  • B.S., Mass Communication, Dixie State University, 2010
  • M.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 2011
  • J.D., University of Denver, 2017

Bar Admissions

  • State of Colorado, 2017

Practice Areas

  • Water law

Other Publications

  • Research Assistant: Kamin, Sam and Moffat, Viva, Trademark Laundering, Useless Patents, and Other IP Challenges for the Marijuana Industry, Sam Kamin, Viva Moffat, 73 Washington & Lee Law Review, 2016.
  • Research Assistant: Cheever, Federico and Owley, Jessica, Enhancing Conservation Options: An Argument for Statutory Recognition of Options to Purchase Conservation Easements (OPCEs). (August 11, 2017). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 47, No. 8, 2017. Available at SSRN: