Ken Fellman is of counsel to Helmer, Conley & Kasselman. With over 40 years of legal experience, his practice focuses in the areas of local government representation, particularly telecommunications, utilities and general local government law. Ken represents local governments, non-profit organizations and governmental associations nationwide in connection with cable franchising, deployment of community broadband networks, tower and antenna siting, and rights of way management, among other areas. He also works with local governments in connection with telecom related litigation and administrative proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Clients include the Jersey Access Group, the NJ chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and a number of NJ municipalities including Clifton, Harrison and Somerdale. Ken has provided legal services for the New Jersey League of Municipalities and has been a speaker at multiple League conferences and educational programs. He has also provided communications and broadband consulting services to the National League of Cities, the Colorado Municipal League, the Association of Washington Cities, the Association of Idaho Cities. He has also been an adjunct professor at the University Of Colorado College Of Law, teaching Telecommunications Law and Policy.
Originally from West Orange, Ken moved to Colorado in 1978. He served as Mayor of Arvada, Colorado from 1999–2007, and as an at large member of City Council from 1993–1999. In 2004 during Arvada’s centennial celebration, Ken was chosen as one of the 100 most influential citizens in the City’s history.
Ken has testified on behalf of national local government associations on telecommunications matters before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. 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.