J. Bart Johnson

D 970–544–4602
F 866–492–0361

Martindale AV Peer Review Rating

Bart is a Real Estate and Land Use lawyer based in the Firm's Aspen office. In 2000, he opened an Aspen office for his prior firm and ran that office for 10 years before joining Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez LLP as a partner in May 2010.

Bart has focused his career on real estate and land use law and has broad experience in all aspects of real estate and development work. His transactional experience includes complex mixed-use condominium projects and planned communities, office space and retail leasing with national brand-name tenants, acquisition and development for projects of all sizes, representation of both borrowers and lenders in financing transactions and representation of buyers and sellers of high-end residences in Colorado’s resort areas. His land use experience includes representation of clients before the governing bodies of many of the local governments in the Denver Metro Area and the resort areas of Aspen, Vail, Telluride, Crested Butte, Breckenridge and Winter Park.

Bart has been rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • J.D., University of Denver College of Law, 1995

    Editor-in-Chief, Denver University Law Review, 1994-95

    Order of St. Ives

  • B.A., Middlebury College, 1991


  • Co-Editor, Development Impact Fees in the Rocky Mountain West, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, Second Ed. (2006)
  • Co-Author, Colorado Growth Management and Urban Land Use Law, National Business Institute (1999)
  • Author, Constitutional Law Survey, Denver University Law Review (1994)

Speaking Engagements

  • Bart has spoken at over 30 continuing legal education conferences all over Colorado on a variety of subjects, including impacts fees, ethics in land use and real estate law, land use disputes, the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act and local regulation of cellular towers. His speaking engagements have included yearly participation in the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and presentations to state-wide meetings of the Colorado Municipal League’s Attorney Section and the Attorney Section of Colorado Counties, Inc.

Admissions and Affiliations

  • State of Colorado
  • American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association and Pitkin County Bar Association