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Kevin J. Kinnear

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2120 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
USA
303-443-6800

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Description of Practice

My mediation, negotiation, and arbitration practices include issues relating to water rights and water law, easements, ditch rights, real estate (including HOA disputes), environmental, and natural resources matters. I have over 20 years of experience as an attorney, mediator, negotiator, and arbitrator in these areas.

Professional Background

I am a partner at Porzak Browning & Bushong, LLP, and have prior experience as an attorney at Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison & Woodruff, P.C., and at Ducker, Montgomery & Lewis, P.C. I also have experience in natural resource matters as a law clerk at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

Experience

I have significant mediation experience in water rights and ditch easement disputes, and other mediation and negotiation experience in real estate, natural resource, and environmental law matters.

Degrees

I have a B.A. in English from the Colorado College (Boettcher Scholar), a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law, and am projected to complete my LL.M. degree in Dispute Resolution from the Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law (Straus Institute) in 2020-2021. I also have mediation training as part of the graduate certificate program at Colorado State University, and advanced mediation training at CBA-CLE.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2019    CSU    Foundation of Mediation (80 hours)
2019    CBA-CLE    Advanced Mediation Training (40 hours)
2020    Pepperdine Univ. School of Law    Negotiation Theory and Practice (64 hours)

Approach

My approach to dispute resolution is collaborative and interest-based. I work hard to push past positions and work to identify true interests of the disputants in order to assist them in finding ways to resolve their disputes. I request a written description of the dispute and related interests prior to in-person mediation or ODR. My approach to arbitration is to understand the parties' interests and to deeply understand relevant law in order to determine an appropriate award.

Fees

I charge $310 per hour.

Areas of Practice

  • Boundary Disputes
  • Environmental
  • HOA
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.