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Peter W. Rietz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dillon, CO

The Rietz Law Firm, LLC
114 Village Place, Suite 301
Dillon, CO 80435
Phone: 970-468-0210
Fax: 970-468-0371
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Defense (50%), Business/Corporate (10%), Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%), General Litigation (10%), Insurance Coverage (10%), Transportation/Maritime (10%)
Attorney Profile

Peter W. Rietz created the Rietz Law Firm LLC in 2000 with a vision to uphold the rights and interests of clients in Dillon, Colorado. The cases he has dealt with over the course of his 35-year-old legal career involve sports-related litigation, ski and water sports accidents, commercial litigation, construction litigation, transportation and general negligence cases.

As a professional ski instructor and a certified national race coach, Mr. Rietz understands the inherent risks facing recreational industries and business owners, and he offers them complete liability protection. He has represented insurance companies, rafting and cycling industries, sports equipment retailers and rental outlets, resorts, sports clubs and international governing bodies.

Admitted to practice in Colorado since 1986, Mr. Rietz has also litigated a number of cases in the state courts of Wyoming and the federal courts of Colorado. He obtained his B.A. with a major in political science from the University of Denver in 1972. Later in 1985, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in Colorado.

As a testament to his high ethical standards and professional excellence, Mr. Rietz was awarded an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the organization's highest peer rating standard. Always forthright and upfront with his clients, he prides himself in offering them logical and realistic solutions.

Mr. Rietz is a member of the Wyoming State Bar, the Colorado Bar Association, Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, the Defense Research Institute and the American Bar Association. He is a former president and founding board member of the Association of Ski Defense Attorneys. He serves as a special counsel for the National Ski Areas Association and a general counsel for Water Sports Industry Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Transportation/Maritime
Focus Areas

Insurance Defense


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Peter W. Rietz

First Admitted: 1986, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Level III Certified PSIA/RMSIA, Instructor
  • Loveland Basin Race Club, Board Member
  • Breckenridge Race Club, Board Member
  • Rocky Mountain Division of United States Ski Association, Board Member
  • Level 300 Certified National Race Coach


  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Educational Background

  • University of Denver, B.A., Major: Political Science, Minor: Economics, 1972

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Colorado, 1986
  • Sporting Goods Manufacturer’s Legal Committee (SGMA), Board Member
  • Water Sports Industry Association, General Counsel
  • National Ski Areas Association, Special Counsel
  • Association of Ski Defense Attorneys, Founding Board Member
  • Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Ski Defense Attorneys, President, 1990 to 1991
  • American Bar Association
  • Wyoming Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
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Office Location for Peter W. Rietz

114 Village Place, Suite 301
Dillon, CO 80435

Phone: 970-468-0210

Fax: 970-468-0371

Last Updated: 12/30/2021

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