Steve Kelton

Legal & Business Solutions Coordinator

My mission is to work with people, businesses, and governments to help them adopt an equitable, ecologically sustainable way of operating.

(720) 507-3854
Boulder, CO

Steve has spent most of his legal career in environmental litigation while at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Holland & Knight, and the D.C. government. He has sued two federal agencies and has filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court. For several years he was the Chief of Enforcement and Environmental Justice with the D.C. Department of Energy & Environment, seeing first-hand the effects of inequity.

Steve is married and has twin boys in elementary school. In his free time he renovates old houses, plays harmonica, gardens, skis, climbs 14ers, and generally tries to stay one step ahead of his kids.


  • LOHAS brands
  • Craft beer
  • Freelance and gig economy
  • Technology and #platformcoops
  • Local and independent food and beverage
  • Co-working
  • Impact investing
  • Local and impact investing
  • User, consumer, producer, multi-stakeholder ownership models
  • Farming, agriculture, and food producer
  • Mental health
  • Transportation
  • Employee ownership
  • Consulting and professional services
  • Solar and renewable energy and electric utility regulation

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Practice Areas

  • General business
  • Enforcement/compliance
  • Environmental

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B.A. cum laude, University of Colorado

J.D. Vermont Law School

Editorial Board member, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law


Appointed by Mayor to D.C. Task Force for Business Regulatory Reform (2013-2014)

Bar Admissions

Colorado – 2006