Kenneth S. Fellman, Partner
Phone Number: 303-320-6100
Ken Fellman is Vice President of Kissinger & Fellman, P.C. His practice emphasizes local government representation, particularly telecommunications, local government and utilities law. Ken has represented local governments, non-profit organizations and governmental associations nationwide in connection with cable television franchising, deployment of community broadband networks, tower and antenna siting, public safety communications issues, communications service contracts, and gas and electric utility franchising. He also works with local governments in connection with telecommunications tax matters, the development of communications policy, rights of way management, infrastructure development, litigation, and administrative proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Public Utilities Commission, and other related telecommunications, utilities and land use issues.
Ken represents the EAGLE-Net Alliance, a recipient of a Recovery Act grant to construct a statewide broadband network connecting Colorado schools, libraries and local government communities; the Colorado Communications and Utility Alliance; and the Colorado Government Association of Information Technology. In his general municipal government practice, he has served as a city, town and county attorney in multiple Colorado jurisdictions. He is also an adjunct professor at the University Of Colorado College Of Law, where he teaches Telecommunications Law and Policy.
Ken is a Past President (2009-2011) of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). A prior recipient of NATOA’s President’s Award (2006), and Member of the Year (1998), he was named a Life Member of NATOA in 2011. Ken served as Mayor of Arvada, Colorado from 1999 – 2007, and as an at large member of City Council from 1993 – 1999. He received the Pioneer Award from the Arvada Chamber of Commerce in 2011, recognizing exemplary contributions to the community over an extended period of time. In 2004 during Arvada’s centennial celebration, Ken was chosen as one of the 100 most influential citizens in the City’s history. In 2007, and 2010 - 2014, Ken was named as one of Law & Politics’ Colorado Super Lawyers, a list that represents the top 5 percent of Colorado attorneys. He received the Colorado Public Health Association’s Award for Legislative Excellence in 2005, and was named Public Health Champion in 2007 by the Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment.
Appointed in 2011, Ken currently serves as a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. Previously, he served as chair of the FCC’s Local and State Government Advisory Committee from 1997 until the FCC disbanded the Committee in 2003. In 2004 and 2005 he served on the Executive Committee of SAFECOM – an advisory committee to the U. S. Department of Homeland Security comprised of local, state and tribal officials, to help improve public safety response through more effective and efficient interoperable wireless communications. Ken was appointed by Governor Ritter to the Colorado Channel Authority in 2009, and reappointed by Governor Hickenlooper in 2012. He has testified on telecommunications matters before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and the Colorado General Assembly. Ken has also served as chair of the National League of Cities Information, Technology and Communications Steering Committee, and as a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Transportation and Communications Committee.
Ken’s activities in Colorado include service as a past chair of the Metro Mayors Caucus, and past president of the Continental Divide Bar Association and the Metro City Attorneys Association. He is currently a member of the International Municipal Lawyers Association and an associate member of the Colorado Municipal League.
Ken remains active in his community outside of the practice of law. He serves as chair of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities governing board and vice-chair of the Lutheran Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors. He was co-chair of the Arvada Community Food Bank’s capital campaigns in 2008-2009 and 2012; a member of the Arvada Fire Protection District Blue Ribbon Committee in 2010; and a member of the Metro Denver Health and Wellness Commission from 2005-2010. In 2010 Ken received a special commendation from the Colorado House of Representatives recognizing his years of commitment to Arvada and the greater Colorado community.
Ken received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and his law degree in 1981 from the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law. He can be contacted at (303) 320-6100; facsimile: (303) 327-8601; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @kenfellman. Ken’s publications and public presentations can be found on the firm’s website at www.kandf.com, under the “News and Resources” icon.