Founded in 1982, the firm specializes in employment advice and litigation for both employees and employers.
Our lawyers have extensive day-to-day experience litigating employment cases for individuals and employers in federal and state courts, and in various state and federal administrative agencies. Cases we have litigated span the full spectrum of employment law issues involving hiring, firing, hostile work environment, compensation, wage and hour, breach of employment contract, and non-compete agreements, based on legal issues such as tort law, contract law, federal civil rights (age, sex, race, disability, etc.), First Amendment, Fourth Amendment and due process of law.
We provide preventive advice to employers, and write employment contracts, employment handbooks, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, and other employment-related documents.
Our goal is to represent our clients with honesty, pragmatism, professionalism, and cutting edge knowledge of the law.
For illustrative published cases our firm has handled, click on Significant Cases.
For those employees who have been victims of serious violations of the law we are prepared to litigate robustly.
For employers who have been victimized by meritless claims we work to find practical solutions and reduce the costs of litigation.
For private employees and employers, we have extensive experience litigating on behalf of both individuals and employers in state and federal courts regarding nearly all aspects of employment from the beginning to the end of the employment relationship and beyond, such as applicants, employment contracts, handbooks, on-the-job harassment, compensation, medical leave, medical inquiries, overtime, safety, promotion, demotion, discharge, severance pay, off-duty activities, electronic and telephonic monitoring, polygraph testing, and benefits.
For federal, state and local government employees, we have broad administrative and litigation experience pertaining to all aspects of public sector employment - applicants, on-the-job harassment, compensation, medical leave, medical inquiries, overtime, safety, promotion, demotion, discipline, discharge, severance pay, off-duty activities, benefits and Constitutional rights.
For employees with questions about working conditions we provide practical advice. Some employees are relieved to learn that their unfortunate, and sometimes unfair, employment experience should be put behind them and that they should avoid a lawsuit.
For employers, our insights into how to make difficult personnel decisions in a way that reduces stress and the chances of expensive litigation have proven to be effective, based on our litigation for and consultation with thousands of individuals over 30 years. Our vast experience representing individuals brings a valuable insight into preventive litigation strategies. We also help employers draft legal and protective personnel policies, non-compete agreements, and other documents and agreements.
For those employees where litigation and/or negotiation and settlement are worthwhile we provide effective representation. Representing employers has made us more realistic in pursuit of and evaluating meritorious cases.
-Our firm can provide full representation in any of the following practice areas:
-National Origin Discrimination
-Family and Medical Leave Act
-Merit Systems Protection Board
-Colorado State Personnel Board
-First Amendment - Freedom of Speech
-First Amendment - Association
-First Amendment - Religion
-First Amendment - Petitioning the Government for Redress of Grievances
-Fourth Amendment Privacy
-Fourteenth Amendment - Procedural and Substantive Due Process
-Fourteenth Amendment - Equal Protection
-42 U.S.C. 1981 & 1983
-Breach of Contract
-Violations of Public Policy
-Invasion of Privacy
-Interference with Contract
-Federal Wiretap Act and Stored Communications Act
-Employee Polygraph Protection Act
-Freedom of Information Act
-Colorado Open Records Act
-Davis Bacon Act
-McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act
-Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act
-Personnel Policies and Handbooks
-Employee Acknowledgment Forms
If you do not see your area of interest listed please contact us as we may practice in the area of interest.
If not, we can provide a reference to an attorney who does practice in that field.