Ken Fellman is a founder and partner of Wilson Williams Fellman Dittman. Ken was previously a partner and president of the firm of Kissinger & Fellman, P.C. For 38 years he has been working with local governments nationwide in connection with technology, communications, broadband, public safety communications, utility matters, general local government, land use and employment law.
Ken is a former president of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). He has provided communications and utility legal services to state chapters of NATOA in Colorado, Washington and New Jersey, the Colorado Municipal League, the Association of Washington Cities, the Association of Idaho Cities and the National League of Cities. He has also served as town, city and county attorney in multiple jurisdictions for 40 years. Ken has been a strong advocate for local interests at the Federal Communications Commission, serving as the chair of the FCC’s Local and State Government Advisory Committee from 1997 – 2003 and as a member of the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee from 2011 – 2019.
Ken served as Mayor of Arvada, Colorado from 1999 – 2007, and as a member of City Council from 1993 – 1999. He has testified on communications matters before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and the Colorado General Assembly. He is a Fellow at Silicon Flatirons, a research center at the University of Colorado Law School. He also served as a member of the Governor’s Innovation Council and Broadband Task Force from 2007-2013. For the past 14 years, Ken has been named as one of Law & Politics’ Colorado Super Lawyers, a list that represents the top 5 percent of Colorado attorneys. He is actively involved in a variety of nonprofit organizations, serving as Board Chair for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, a Board Member for the Arvada Economic Development Association, and Vice President of the Board of Trustees at Temple Emanuel in Denver. He previously served on boards for the Lutheran Medical Center Foundation, the Jeffco DeAngelis Foundation, and Civic Results.
Ken Fellman is frequent presenter on broadband, cable, telecommunications, local government and utility issues. He has been a featured speaker at webinars and conference for the Colorado Municipal League (CML), the Colorado Communications and Utility Alliance (CCUA), Colorado Counties, Inc., the Jersey Access Group (JAG), the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), the Washington Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (WATOA), the National League of Cities (NLC), the University of Colorado School of Law and Carnegie Mellon University.
In his spare time, Ken enjoys playing the guitar, and while he has occasionally joined friends and colleagues in public performances, he is often advised to keep his day job.
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (Life Member)
Colorado Bar Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
Colorado Municipal League Associate Member
J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
B.A., Social and Behavioral Sciences, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
A Moving Legal Target – Local Government Regulatory Authority Over Small Cell Wireless Facilities, New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine, November, 2019
Small Wireless Facilities in Public Rights-of-Way: Challenges and Opportunities for Municipalities, Colorado Municipal League Magazine, October 2017
FCC Wireless and Wireline Proceedings Threaten Local Control, Colorado Municipal League Newsletter, Vol. 43, No. 15, Aug. 4, 2017
Small Wireless Facilities in the Public Rights-of-Way, New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine, May 2017
How Might the FCC Spectrum Auction Help Access Programming, Jersey Access Group Newsletter, November 2016
Wireless Facilities Siting Update, Washington Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Newsletter, November 2016
Social Media After 10 Years: Free Speech and Employee Use of Social Media Sites in 2014, New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine, March 2014 (with Nancy C. Rodgers)
FCC Rulemaking Impacts Local Land Use Authority, New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine, December 2013