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Kyle S. Aber

Member Spotlight

June 2021

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Hometown: Arvada
Law School: University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Live in: Pueblo
Works at: City of Pueblo
Practice Areas(s): Administrative Law, Municipal Law, Prosecution
CBA Member Since: 2014

Kyle Aber is Colorado born and bred. He grew up in Arvada, went to CU for undergrad (Go Buffs!), and graduated from DU law school (Go Pios!). He worked as a prosecutor in Pueblo County before moving to the Pueblo City Attorney’s Office (Go Student Loan Forgiveness!). He is a proud Puebloan and a proud CBA member.

What do you like most about your practice area?

I never believed my admin law professors, but it really is true: administrative law encompasses the practice of every other kind of law. On any given day, I could be working on constitutional law, criminal law, contract law, and any other area of law that may come up. Sometimes it’s frustrating when I have several projects from across the legal practice spectrum come in all at once, but I love learning about areas I have not worked in a lot. Working for the City of Pueblo constantly affords me the opportunity to learn, grow, and tackle new challenges.

What do you wish you had learned in law school?

Practicing law is more about people than laws. I think most lawyers come to realize they aren’t practicing law in an academic sense; they are dealing with real-world people and real-world problems. Knowing all the laws in the world will not help you if you don’t know how to work with clients.

Outside of the law, what are your hobbies?

I love to cook, and I do so almost every night. Working in the kitchen is a great way to clear my mind and focus on something creative.

What’s your favorite thing to cook?

Just about anything, but my favorite thing to cook is the first dish I ever made for my wife: ricotta gnocchi in sage brown butter sauce.

What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to?

My wife and I went to Italy shortly after we got married. We traveled to Rome, Florence, and Venice. I loved soaking in the culture, the history, the art, and of course the food!

What’s the most random job you’ve ever had?

In college I worked for a company that installed data networks in Denver Public Schools. My job was mostly crawling through attics, ceilings, and walls pulling a bundle of wires behind me. It was interesting, especially in the older schools that weren’t built with data networks in mind. I have probably seen parts of those schools that no one else has seen for a very long time.

What’s your favorite place to escape to in Colorado?

One of the best things about living outside the Denver Metro area is how easy it is to get to the mountains (no traffic, yay). My favorite place to escape to is San Isabel National Forest. You will find me there most summer weekends soaking up all that the Rocky Mountains have to offer.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My wife and I just had our first child at the end of 2020. I would love to point to any number of things I’ve accomplished in my life, but when I look at my son it’s impossible to say I’ve ever done anything more important.

If you weren’t a lawyer, you’d be?

A chef!