Working on water law and natural resources issues requires acute attention to detail. But it also helps to have the 17,000-foot view, which Kent Holsinger gets in more ways than one.
Holsinger, who manages a small law firm with locations in Denver and Telluride, is a lawyer-pilot who finds every way he can to incorporate his love of flying into his work. On many occasions he’s flown himself and other attorneys at his firm in his four-seat, single-engine airplane to court appearances, such as in federal court in Casper, Wyoming, or in Durango to argue a case. He’s also met clients in Colorado’s rural reaches and even taken them up in the air to survey and discuss issues regarding the land and water below.
Flying has been “such an amazing tool” in his practice, Holsinger said, not to mention a real quality-of-life benefit for getting around.
“We had clients in Cortez and Pagosa where the drive [to meet them] would be seven hours and the flight would be one, one and a half,” Holsinger said. “So when the weather was good, it was just tremendous to get down there with that kind of ease.”