Jeff Robbins was appointed director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on March 19, 2019, after serving as acting director since January 18. Robbins has practiced law in Colorado since 1996 and was a partner in the law firm Goldman, Robbins, Nicholson & Mack, P.C., based in Durango. He has substantial experience in governmental law, having served as county attorney for La Plata County for 12 years and Archuleta County for three years.
Just prior to being appointed director of the COGCC, Robbins focused his practice on assisting multiple Front Range communities, including Adams County, the city of Aurora, the city of Dacono, Boulder County, the city of Lafayette and the Town of Timnath as legal counsel on oil and gas matters, specifically addressing land use and surface issues arising from such operations. He practiced extensively before the COGCC in the representation of these clients.
Robbins served as counselor and adviser to Gov. Jared Polis on oil and gas issues for the past five years. He also served on the 2014 Colorado Task Force Regarding State and Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Operations.