Denver-based First Amendment Attorney has left big footprint in the Roaring Fork Valley

Aspen Daily News: When it comes to swinging a big stick in the realm of First Amendment rights and access to public documents, few attorneys in the country can match the track record of Steve Zansberg, senior counsel with the Denver-based firm of Ballard Spahr.

In addition to being involved in some of the highest-profile cases in recent U.S. history, Zansberg has represented the public-documents-access interests of Roaring Fork Valley individuals and media entities — including the Aspen Daily News, the Aspen Times, the Sopris Sun and the defunct Valley Journal — in such front-page legal proceedings as the unsealing of documents related to the Nancy Pfister murder in 2014 and the murder of Maria Caminda Navarrete-Portillo in 2016.

Most recently, Zansberg has represented Paonia resident Pete Kolbenschlag, who was sued by a big oil company over comments he made in the Glenwood Post-Independent’s comments section about oil and gas development on the Thompson Divide, and Ted Guy, who along with an anonymous ad hoc committee, is in the process of suing the Basalt town government over alleged infractions of the Colorado Open Records Act, among other contentions.

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