In Memory of Peter C. Dietze 1934 - 2019

It is with great sadness that the attorneys and staff of Dietze and Davis, P.C. announce the passing of Peter C. Dietze, Esq. on January 4, 2019.             

Peter was born December 4, 1934 in Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany.  Decades before establishing himself as a successful trial lawyer in Boulder, Colorado, Peter dreamed of coming to America.  The path was not easy.  First, he had to escape Soviet-occupied East Germany.  This he accomplished in the company of a friend when both were only fifteen years of age.  Peter’s path then led from West Germany to a New York pier, a cattle ranch in the Sand Hills of Nebraska, classrooms at the University of Colorado, courtrooms across the American West, and eventually to Chair the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado.  On March 8, 2018, the former Boulder City Attorney and University Regent received the William Lee Knous Award, the highest alumni honor given by the University of Colorado, School of Law.

In 1972, Peter, along with his close friend and next door neighbor, Joel Davis, founded the Boulder law firm which still bears their names.  Peter was a mentor to many, and his door was always open and inviting of an intellectual discussion.  Peter had a way of crystalizing issues and seeing a clear path forward.  We will miss his friendship, his lively spirit, his collegiality and his wise counsel.

On Peter's behalf, a scholarship in his name was established in 2018 at the University of Colorado, School of Law.  Donations can be made to the Peter C. Dietze Scholarship Fund. If you wish to send a gift in Peter’s memory, it can be made online ( or by check. Checks can be made payable to the “CU Foundation”.  In the memo line please indicate “Law School – Dietze Scholarship”.  Mail to:

University of Colorado Foundation

Attn: Gift Processing

10901 W. 120th Avenue #200

Broomfield, CO 80021

          On behalf of Dietze and Davis, P.C., we offer our condolences, support and love to Peter's family and friends.