Dietze’s public sector service is only slightly less dazzling (on the surface) than that of Governor Knous. Peter was the City Attorney for the City of Boulder, and was elected statewide three successive times to the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado, serving terms as Chair of the Regents, as well. Peter’s private sector legal career was august by any standard. His name appears as counsel of record on over forty reported appellate decisions from the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Federal Circuits, as well as state courts in Colorado, Ohio and Kansas. Peter has been widely acknowledged as an expert in real estate title law, and authored chapters in legal texts about that subject.
Peter’s expertise and service had previously been recognized by the Boulder County Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007), the Norlin Award given by the University of Colorado Alumni Association (1998), and the Distinguished Achievement Award from University of Colorado Law School (2009).
Now fully retired from the practice of law, Peter resides near family in Eugene, Oregon. However, he is actively involved in matters at the law firm which bears his name, and he continues to ‘bleed black and gold’ for his beloved University of Colorado.