Anne D. Weber
Anne brings more than 30 years of natural resource and energy sector experience to her leadership of the Weber Law Firm. Anne began her career evaluating oil shale and uranium resources in Wyoming and as a field engineer on oil and gas wells in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Through a succession of business and technical roles in international oil and gas companies, she acquired deep energy sector experience prior to law school. Her law practice continues to focus on oil and gas and mining sector work, often of a highly technical nature, with emphasis on representing both mineral developers and producers and service providers including acquisitions and divestitures, exploration and operations, industry contracts, natural gas and crude oil pipeline matters, produced water issues, environmental clean-up and enforcement defense, and facility siting and construction.
In addition to supporting natural resource projects within the Rocky Mountain region and other U.S. states, her geographic experience covers a wide spectrum of western hemisphere projects, including cross-border transactions and international projects from the Arctic Circle to the southernmost tip of South America. Her business positions have included oil shale geochemist for the U.S. Department of Energy, field engineer for Dresser Industries, petroleum geophysicist for Amoco Production Company, and chief geophysicist for Britoil’s U.S. operations. Prior to establishing her law firm, Ms. Weber practiced law with a natural resources boutique law firm and served as assistant general counsel for Echo Bay Mines, an international gold company, and subsequently Duke Energy, a major U.S. pipeline/utility company.
Anne has served as Chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) and as a Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF). She was twice appointed by the Governor of Colorado to serve on Colorado’s Minerals, Energy, and Geology Advisory Board, was an original member of the Lowry Air Force Base Environmental Restoration Advisory Board, and was National Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law. She is a Leadership Denver alumna and has served on the Board of Directors of the Denver Petroleum Club.
Anne is a frequent speaker on a variety of oil and gas topics and has served as Program Chair for several CBA natural resources legal conferences including Oil and Gas Basics by the Experts and the CBA’s Annual Summer Institute, as well as Oil & Gas Program Co-Chair for the RMMLF’s 2009 Annual Institute.
Anne met her husband Jeff, a Texas A&M graduate geophysicist, while both worked in the oil and gas business in Houston. They spend most of their free time in the northern Colorado mountains and also enjoy travel and film. Their son, James, is a film production major in college in Los Angeles.
Education & Professional Licenses
- University of Wyoming, B.S. in Geology with Honor
- Certified Professional Geologist # 8652
(American Institute of Professional Geologists)
- Vanderbilt Law School, J.D., 1990; Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
- State Bar of Colorado, 1990