Mr. Kenison, a partner at Lindquist & Vennum, is teaching the "Practitioner in Residence" course this semester at the College of Law. He is a major U.S. figure in environmental law. He is immediate past president of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Environmental Law and was an ABA delegate to the World Justice Forum in Vienna, Austria, last November.
In recognizing Mr. Kenison, LawWeek Colorado reported on a significant environmental case that he recently won before the Colorado Supreme Court:
"Kenison and colleague Stuart Bennett recently won a nearly five-year legal battle over a toxic waste dump in Adams County. The state health department had issued a permit for a Massachusetts company to dump low-level radioactive waste about 60 miles east of Denver in Adams County. The county sued to stop the influx of waste. Kenison argued that the county had a clear prohibition on storing low-level radioactive waste there, and that the waste facility hadn't received county permission to dump it, which is against state law. State district courts and the Colorado Court of Appeals dismissed Adams Country's lawsuits on the grounds that the county, as a political subdivision of the state, can't sue a state agency. The Colorado Supreme Court in October  reversed the lower courts in a 5-2 decision."