The TPA Board of Directors has recently entered into an agreement with the Holsinger Law LLC to begin representing the TPA and provide legal support as needed.
Kent Holsinger is the founder and managing partner of Holsinger Law, LLC. Based in Denver, Colorado, the firm has four attorneys and two paralegals and specializes in natural resources issues including public lands, wildlife, and water law. Other practice areas include estate planning, real estate, corporate, and litigation. Kent’s efforts have been recognized in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and on National Public Radio among many others.
Kent comes from a ranching family in Colorado’s North Park. Prior to starting the firm, he served as the Assistant Director for Water at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and worked in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Wayne Allard and Congressman Bob Schaffer.
He has received many honors including 5280’s Top Lawyers for Agricultural and Rural Law; Who’s Who in Energy; and Who’s Who in Agriculture. Kent served as president of the Colorado Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society and as Vice-Chair to Colorado’s Conservation Easement Oversight Commission. He is Secretary to the Board of Directors for Western Energy Alliance and a recent appointee to Colorado’s Aeronautical Board. On June 1, 2019, Kent broke a world record (cert. pending) for fastest flight in the category between North America’s highest airport (Leadville, Colo.) and its lowest (Death Valley, Calif.).
Kent is admitted to practice in the State of Colorado; U.S. District Court for Colorado; the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Kent has represented clients in federal courts in Colorado, Wyoming, California, and Washington, D.C. as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court. He has testified before Congress many times on topics including the Colorado River; settlement of Tribal reserved water rights; proposed improvements to the Endangered Species Act; and curtailing excessive and abusive environmental litigation.
An avid motorcycle rider since age 5, Kent is passionate about enjoying the outdoors and preserving and improving access for multiple uses. He currently rides a Kawasaki KLX 350 and a BMW GS1200.
“It is an honor and pleasure to represent the Trails Preservation Alliance (TPA) in all of its important work and legal needs,” said Holsinger. He is enjoying getting to know TPA members and affiliates and is carefully considering the Rico-West Dolores litigation. Kent is committed to helping maintain public access to public lands for all types of recreation. All forms of OHV recreation provide tremendous economic benefits to Colorado communities.
The TPA is certainly glad that he’s on board! Welcome, Kent!