Dedication. Commitment. Experience.

The attorneys at Hockersmith & Whitmore, LLC have been providing Colorado clients with results-driven experience for over 30 years with sophisticated and strategic legal services.

About Us


Our focus as a law firm is to assist our clients throughout Colorado and beyond in creating solutions for whatever legal and business challenges come their way.

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Water, Land Use Permitting and other Natural Resources
Business Formation and Representation
Litigation and Trials

Attorney Profiles

Michael Hockersmith

Of Counsel

Born and raised in Texas, Mike moved to Colorado after graduating from law school in 1974. He started his legal career as a VISTA Volunteer attorney, and later, as a staff attorney at Pikes Peak Legal Services in Colorado Springs. In 1979, Mike assumed the co-directorship of the University of Colorado Student Union Legal Services Office.

Martha “Marti” (Allbright) Whitmore


Marti Whitmore has practiced law in Colorado since 1978, primarily in water, environmental permitting and compliance, public lands and natural resources. Her experience includes representation of municipal water providers, land developers, ditch companies and other water users on both sides of the Continental Divide. She represents Ouray County on the Gunnison Basin Round Table, is co-chair

Lane Thomasson


Lane Thomasson joins the firm with extensive litigation experience having served as deputy district attorney for the 7th Judicial District and assistant county attorney for Montrose County. Lane has spent a majority of her career in local courtrooms focusing heavily on complex and contentious hearings and trials. While serving Montrose County from December 2017 to May 2021,

Krista Ficco


Krista Ficco was born and raised in Colorado. She graduated from Ouray High School in 1978. She received her Paralegal Certificate from the University of Southern Colorado at Pueblo. She has worked with the Hockersmith & Whitmore firm since 1980. She works closely with the firm's attorneys in areas of real estate law, water rights law,