Dietze ‘Humbled’ To Be Receiving Top Alumni Honor

CU Law School to recognize retired Boulder attorney and CU regent, with others

Peter Dietze said he hadn’t expected to receive the University of Colorado Law School’s highest alumni award.

But when the school announced its annual Colorado Law Alumni Award recipients in November, it chose for its top honor a lawyer whose career was deeply intertwined with his home and alma mater.

CU Law School named Dietze for its William Lee Knous Award, which “recognizes outstanding achievement and sustained service to Colorado Law.” Past recipients have included former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and former Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Bender. The school will honor Dietze, along with other alumni in various practice settings, at its banquet March 8 at the Denver Performing Arts Center.

In his law career spanning six decades, Dietze had served as Boulder city attorney and later co-founded Boulder firm Dietze & Davis. He served on CU’s board of regents from 1977 to 1996 and chaired it for two terms.

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