City of Colorado Springs / City Attorney / Utilities Division

Utilities Division

Utilities Division Mission

Attorneys in the Utilities Division provide legal support and representation for Colorado Springs Utilities ("Utilities"). Utiliies is an enterprise of the City of Colorado Springs that provides four utilities services - electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater. The Utilities Division represents Utilities in a broad range of matters, including: contracts, easements, state and federal energy regulations, ratemaking, environmental, financial transactions, purchasing, intellectual property, bankruptcy, property purchases, and requests for public records.

Richard Griffith
Division Chief-Utilities

Unit/Area of Practice:Utilities Division - Environmental
Undergraduate School: Oberlin College
Law School: University of Colorado

Utilities Division

David Andrews

Unit/Area of Practice: Utilities
Undergraduate School: Washington & Lee University
Law School: Indiana University (Bloomington)
Additional Information: Former General Counsel to Georgetown and Georgetown Utilities

Chris Bidlack, Attorney

Unit/Area of Practice:  City Attorney’s Office – Utilities Division
Undergraduate School: The University of Michigan
Law School: Michigan State University College of Law
Additional Information: Clerk to the Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, U.S. District Court of Delaware

Bethany Burgess, Sr. Attorney

Unit/Area of Practice: Utility Law
Undergraduate School: Tulane University, Bachelor of Arts in English
Law School: Florida State University
Additional Information: In addition to her law degree, Bethany has a Master of Arts degree from Tulane University and is a Member of the Florida Bar.

Michael Gustafson, Sr. Attorney

Unit/Area of Practice: Utilities Division/Water Rights
Undergraduate School: Cornell College, Portland State University
Law School: University of Oregon School of Law

For immediate assistance, contact the Utilities Division Legal Secretary:

Shannon Cordovano - 385-5533