Peter J. Krumholz
Practice Group: Appellate/ Labor & Employment/ Commercial Litigation/ Public Policy
Education: University of Michigan, J.D., 1996 with honors, Northwestern University, B.S., 1993
Bar Admissions: Colorado
Peter Krumholz focuses on high-stakes appellate and trial court litigation.
As a former Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Krumholz has extensive jury trial experience. In addition, he has successfully handled numerous criminal and civil appeals in federal and state appellate courts. His experience as an appellate advocate has led to an appointment by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to represent defendants in death penalty cases.
Mr. Krumholz has been named one of Denver’s best appellate lawyers by 5280 Magazine, and a “Rising Star” in the 2010 and 2011 editions of Super Lawyers Magazine. He also holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Some of his representative cases include:
- Williams v. Trammell, 539 Fed. Appx. 844 (10th Cir. 2013)
- Pinson v. Berkebile, 528 Fed. Appx. 822 (10th Cir. 2013)
- Frontier Steel Buildings Corp. v. Wiser Construction, 2008 WL 4293665 (D. Colo. 2008)
Mr. Krumholz is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Appellate Blog, for which he wrote from 2006 to 2013, and has authored the following articles:
- The Case for Greater Public Access to Oral Argument Recordings in the Tenth Circuit, 89 DENV. U.L. 395 (2012)
- The Court of Appeals’ No-Citation Policy for Unpublished Opinions: Let There Be Cites, 39 COLO. LAW. 71 (2010) (co-authored with Aaron Solomon)
- Expert Witness Liability in the Tenth Circuit: Reading the Tea Leaves of Pace v. Swerdlow, 9 Sidebar 3 (2009) (co-authored with Aaron Solomon)
Mr. Krumholz is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court and a past chairman and current board member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Denver chapter.
In 1996, Mr. Krumholz graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School where he was a Dean’s Scholar and served as an Associate and Contributing Editor for the Michigan Law Review. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Krumholz served as a judicial clerk for Judge Paul J. Kelly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1993.
A native New Mexican, Mr. Krumholz was raised in the Four Corners region of the Southwest. He and his wife Lyssa have three children.