Jeff Mohrmann grew up in Manitou Springs and graduated from high school in 2000. He left Manitou for CU Boulder, attended law school at Lewis & Clark in Portland, and eventually returned to Colorado Springs to practice law. He started Rogue Mountain Law in 2013, and was named the El Paso County Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2013.
Rogue Mountain’s practice is concentrated on bankruptcy and general business representation. The firm’s clients include graphic designers, bars, sports nutrition companies, breweries, cafes and artisanal coffee shops. It’s an interesting snapshot of emerging businesses in 21st century Colorado Springs — and, given Mohrmann’s background and passions, exactly what you might expect.
Mohrmann is a dedicated runner and cyclist, avocations reflected in his community involvement. He’s been a board member of the downtown YMCA since 2009 and a member of the TOPS working committee since 2013.
“I qualified for Boston last fall in Minnesota,” said Mohrmann, who has run marathons in Chicago, Portland and Seattle, among others. “The 2016 entries were already closed, so I’ll be running in 2017.” Mohrmann’s marathon goal: to break three hours.
“My best time is 3:01,” he said, “so if I could run 2:58, I could retire happily!”
Radio show co-host Darcie Nolan nominated Mohrmann.
“Jeff is not only a good friend, he is someone who is full of integrity. He was the first person I thought of when brainstorming The Little London Show and wanting a co-host, because I knew he was engaged, informed and committed to Colorado Springs. His service has made a big difference here and I am glad he is being recognized for those efforts.”
Is the city improving, becoming a more congenial environment for young professionals, entrepreneurs and new businesses?
“I’m simultaneously energized and encouraged while feeling at the same time that we’re banging our heads against the wall,” Mohrmann said. “Look at city council: There are people in office who don’t believe in climate change. There’s not much attention being paid to cycling in this $50 million roads program. We need to elect younger people.”
Mohrmann thinks the city might reconsider its recent Olympic rebranding efforts.
“While I appreciate what the USOC brings to Colorado Springs,” he said, “branding the city to an organization that doesn’t really represent us doesn’t say anything about our city. In the last couple of years, I’ve felt more excitement and energy than ever before. We need to build on what we are. And what we are is actually remarkable — better than Boulder or Fort Collins.”
— John Hazlehurst