Mark D. Detsky

Mark’s practice involves matters related to water, energy and electricity, transactions, corporations and real property.  His experience in Colorado Water Courts includes adjudication of tributary and nontributary water rights and plans for augmentation, changes of water rights and exchanges.  His regulatory experience before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission includes electric resource planning, CPCN proceedings, transmission, ratemaking proceedings, energy efficiency dockets and rulemakings.  Mark also practices before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in matters related to transmission and to hydropower development.  Mark's practice involves regulatory matters, litigation, legislative and policy work, as well as transactions, corporate matters, public land law, real estate/easement related legal issues and transactions, as well as energy and energy efficiency project development.  Mark represents developers of natural gas projects, renewable energy projects, governmental entities, private and non-profit corporations, as well as individuals.

Originally from New York, Mr. Detsky is a 2003 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law and a 1997 graduate of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  In 2004, he was staff attorney for the Amendment 37 campaign, which resulted in the first popular vote on passage of a renewable energy standard in the United States. Mark has published articles on geothermal law, changes of water rights, ditch company easements as well as wind and solar energy. Mark also published a novel, entitled As Fast As It Is Gone, in 2007. 


  • Energy and Utility Law, Water Law


  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Bachelor of Arts, 1997
  • University of Colorado, Juris Doctorate, 2003


  • State of Colorado, (2003)
  • U.S. District Court, D. Colo. 

Contact Mark D. Detsky

Dietze and Davis, P.C.
2060 Broadway
Suite 400
Boulder, Colorado  80302
Phone: 303-447-1375
Fax: 303-440-9036


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  • Colorado

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