Mr. Zafar joined the firm in 2017.
Kamran Zafar graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in May, 2017. During his time in law school, Mr. Zafar served as a Student Attorney in the American Indian Law Clinic, where his work concentrated on indigenous land and resource rights, both domestically and internationally. He served as a Research Assistant for Professor Kristen Carpenter, now a member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, analyzing judicial decisions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights relating to indigenous rights and researching issues involving the disenrollment of Cherokee freedmen. Mr. Zafar also served as the President of the Native American Law Students Association and was the Managing Editor of the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Review.
Mr. Zafar concentrated his studies on Indian law, with an emphasis on environmental and natural resources law and graduated with both the American Indian Law Certificate and Natural Resources Law and Policy Certificate. Prior to joining the firm as an Associate, Mr. Zafar worked as a Law Clerk at Fredericks Peebles and Morgan for over a year and a half and was also a Law Clerk at a large, general civil litigation firm in downtown Denver. Mr. Zafar is a member of the Choctaw Nation and a descendant of the Chickasaw Nation. A native of Texas, Mr. Zafar obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics and General Business with Pre-Law from Oklahoma State University.
Member of the Choctaw Nation and a descendant of the Chickasaw Nation
Federal Indian Law, Water Law, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Tribal Governance, Administrative Law
University of Colorado Law School (JD, 2017); Oklahoma State University (B.S. Economics and General Business with Pre-Law, 2014)
PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
Law Clerk, Fredericks Peebles and Morgan (2016-2017); Research Assistant, Professor Kristen Carpenter (2015-2016); Student Attorney, American Indian Law Clinic (2015-2016); Law Clerk, Berenbaum Weinsheink (2015); Research Assistant, Dean Helen Norton (2015).
Colorado Bar Association; American Bar Association