Karl F. Kumli III Updated:04/2016

Karl Kumli has been practicing law since 1981. Karl’s practice is limited to public utility law, water law and related areas of law, including renewable energy and utility planning and development matters. His clients range from State agencies and Colorado municipalities, business entities and ditch companies to individuals. Karl’s special interests include energy and water right portfolio acquisition, permitting and planning, renewable energy development, and water right litigation. Karl has been involved in water and energy matters for three decades. He has been involved in many federally permitted hydroelectric projects in Colorado. On the energy side, he has also worked for electric and natural gas utilities, trade associations and energy project developers and project opponents. In the water arena Karl has represented municipalities, ditch and reservoir companies and individual water right owners.

Karl served as President of the Boulder County Bar Association for 2009-2010. Karl was creator and program host for the legal affairs television program Law & Justice, which airs on public access Channel 8 in Boulder.


  • Energy, Public Utilities, Water and Cultural Resource Law


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D. 1981
  • Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts, 1978


  • State of Colorado
  • State of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the 10th Circuit and the District of Columbia
  • Colorado District Court
  • Eastern District of California
  • United States Supreme Court

Contact Karl F. Kumli III

Dietze and Davis, P.C.
2060 Broadway
Suite 400
Boulder, CO  80302
Phone: 303-447-1375
Fax: 303-440-9036

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