Law Offices of John W. McKendree

Law Offices of John W. McKendree

Denver, Colorado Employment Law and Criminal Defense Attorney

Firm Overview

Practicing law longer than you would believe possible

My name is John W. McKendree. I became an attorney when I was 28 years old. I will be 75 this coming August. I have been practicing law for a long time. Longer than the other attorneys. Longer than the prosecutors. Longer than the judges.

In fact, I recently appeared before one judge who said, "I thought you were dead!"

I'm alive and kicking

I was pleased to tell him that I am very much alive. I am enthusiastic. I am aggressive. I go the distance to right wrongs and protect my clients.

I'm selective, too

At my age, with the experience and interpersonal relationships that I have cultivated over the years, I must make the best use of my time. Thus, I am selective in the cases I accept. I take on complex cases, often those referred to me by less experienced attorneys. I accept cases where grievous wrongs have been done, false accusations have been charged and other cases that merit my level of experience.

My areas of practice

I represent clients in the following types of cases:

Labor and employment law
Wrongful termination
Employment discrimination
Criminal defense
I also serve as a mediator and arbitrator to resolve disputes as a professional neutral. Additionally, I provide consultation to other attorneys who have complex litigation cases, including advising about legal strategy and federal court procedures

Let's discuss your case

To find out how I can help you, please call me at 303-618-8780 or contact me online. Located in Denver, Colorado, my practice regularly assists clients in the Denver metropolitan area, including Aurora, Thornton, Brighton and surrounding areas.
Main Office
Main Office
7582 E. 121st Drive
Thornton  CO  80602
Phone
  • 303-618-8780
Websites
Employment
An advocate for victims of employment and labor law violations
If your livelihood and reputation is in jeopardy, you can find no greater ally than me. I aggressively, yet compassionately, represent victims of unlawful employment practices in and around the Denver metro area.

In more than 40 years of practice, I have gained a thorough understanding of the constitutional issues and complex state and federal laws that relate to how government and private employers must treat prospective, current and former employees, including:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Equal Pay Act
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Colorado labor and employment laws

Clients I represent

Individuals with employment law claims against their employers
Labor unions
Union members with labor law claims who desire individual representation rather than letting their unions handle their grievances
Additionally, I provide consultation to other attorneys who are litigating complex labor and employment lawsuits, including advising about legal strategy and federal court procedures.

Holding employers accountable

I hold employers accountable when they fail to abide by these laws. I have a proven record of success in pursuing claims against government and private employers in state and federal courts and before state agencies. I am unwavering in my representation of employees, from hourly workers to managers and executives. Clients rely on my knowledge and demonstrated ability to litigate claims related to:

Employment discrimination
Race
Gender
Religion
Age
Nationality
Pregnancy
Sexual preference
Disability
Sexual harassment
Wrongful termination
Whistleblower retaliation
Contract violations
Non-competition agreements
Confidentiality agreements
Wage disputes
Severance packages
Drug testing
Employee privacy

Contact me

To discuss your labor and employment law issue, call me at 303-618-8780 or contact me online. Located in Denver, Colorado, my practice regularly assists clients in the Denver metropolitan area, including Aurora, Thornton, Brighton and surrounding areas.

John W. McKendree

Areas of practice:

Labor and employment law
Wrongful termination
Employment discrimination
Criminal defense
Additionally, I provide consultation to other attorneys who have complex litigation cases, including advising about legal strategy and federal court procedures

Admitted to practice:
Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Has appeared:
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, District of Montana
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Education:
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1963
University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 1955

Professional memberships:
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
American Bar Association
Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act Committee
International Labor Law Committee
Labor Relations Law Section
American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

Biography:
Phi Delta Phi
Municipal Judge, City of Sheridan, Colorado, 1966
Member of Panel, American Arbitration Association
General Counsel for Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union, Denver, Colorado, 19861991

Contact me
To discuss your legal matter, call 303-618-8780 or contact me online. Located in Denver, Colorado, my practice regularly assists clients in the Denver metropolitan area, including Aurora, Thornton, Brighton and surrounding areas.

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