Fritz Holleman (Partner/Shareholder)

Colorado Attorney Registration #21888

Legal Experience
• Bushong & Holleman PC, Shareholder/Partner, (2021 – present)
• Buchanan Sperling & Holleman PC, Shareholder/Partner (2014 – 2021)
• Deputy Solicitor for Water Resources, United States Department of the Interior, Washington DC (2011-2014).
• Porzak Browning & Bushong LLP, Boulder, Colorado, Partner (2000-2011).
• Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division (1995-2000).
• Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C., Boulder, Colorado, Law Clerk/Associate (1991-1995).

Fritz’s law practice focuses on water rights, water quality, federal public lands, endangered species, NEPA and related litigation. He has successfully represented cities, towns, ski areas, special districts, large public companies, private ranches and environmental groups. He has participated in many trials in state and federal courts around the United States, including Colorado water courts, and has argued successfully before the Colorado Supreme Court.

• Colorado Bar Association
• Boulder County Bar Association

Education and Bar Admissions
• Admitted to practice before the bar of the State of Colorado, October, 1992
• Admitted to practice before the Federal District Court of Colorado, November, 1992
• Juris Doctor, the University of Colorado, 1992, Note and Comment Editor for the University of Colorado Law Review
• Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, with honors, 1988, captain of the ski team.

• “Hit the Ground Running with the New USFS Water Rights Clause,” 12 NSAA Journal, Winter 2016.
• “Recreation Water Rights: The Inside Story,” 10 U. Denv. Water L. Rev. 209 (2007)
• “Water Rights and Takings,” CLE International Regulatory Takings Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2006)
• “Treading Water,” National Ski Areas Association Journal, July 2004
• “Whisky is for Drinkin’, Water is for Fightin’: Ski Area Water Supply Issues” Paper and Presentation to the National Ski Areas Association Annual Convention, Savannah, Georgia, May 2004
• “The Exclusivity Requirement in the Law of Prior Appropriation,” Arizona State University College of Law Symposium “Environmental, Economic and Legal Issues Related to Rangeland Water Developments,” Tucson, Arizona, November 1997