Christine Lamb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Denver, CO

Fortis Law Partners LLC
 | 1900 Wazee Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 720-904-6037
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Christine Lamb is a manager and member at Denver's Fortis Law Partners LLC. Ms. Lamb joined the firm after merging Friesen Lamb LLP, which she co-founded, with Fortis Law Partners LLC. Since the merger, Ms. Lamb has continued to focus her practice on representing executives and employers from the Denver metropolitan area and the surrounding areas in Colorado facing employment litigation due to a wide range of issues, including the following:

• Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases
• Wage and hour disputes
• Occupational Safety and Health Commission cases
• Contract compliance

In addition to representing clients during disputes, Ms. Lamb also offers guidance to clients who want to take proactive approaches to employment law matters with the help of legal counsel. She regularly assists Denver-area businesses with a variety of employment-related matters, including:

• Employee manuals
• Personnel policies
• Executive compensation
• Employment contracts
• Harassment investigations

Ms. Lamb began her legal career in 1994 after earning her law degree from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and her approval to practice law in the state of Illinois. In 1998, she relocated to Colorado, and she has focused her efforts on assisting clients in the Denver area for more than 15 years.

Thanks to her many successes, along with her reputation as a knowledgeable and experienced employment lawyer, Ms. Lamb has earned numerous honors. She has a "Good" rating from Avvo, and she has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Attorney Lamb is a respected member of the legal community. She is a member of a number of legal associations, including the American Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Focus Areas

Employment & Labor: Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Employment Litigation: Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017

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About Christine Lamb

Admitted 1998, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.fortislawpartners.com/team/christine-lamb

Honors and Awards:

  • summa cum laude, Ohio State University School of Law, 1994
  • Elected to Order of the Coif, Ohio State University School of Law, 1994
  • Selected to the 2015 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • Named "Go-To Law Firm" by the nation's top 500 companies in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available, since 2002

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association - Employment Law Section
  • Colorado Human Resources Association
  • Colorado Bar Association - Labor & Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association - Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Illinois
  • Colorado

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Collaborative School Committee for Bill Roberts Elementary School, Parent Board Member
  • Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club
  • Women's Foundation of Colorado, Member

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Employment Law in Up and Down Economies
  • Recent Changes to the FMLA, What you need to know
  • Great Job, You're Fired! How to Minimize Risk in Employee Discipline and Terminations
  • Little Mistakes, Big Consequences, how to avoid the most costly Human Resources Mistakes
  • EEOC investigations: Understanding the Process and Using it To Your Company's Advantage
  • New Developments In Employment Law

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Served as counsel on several other state law claims including employee fraud and theft claims, wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, breach of employment contract, employee handbook claims, outrageous conduct, intentional interference, negligent hiring and supervision
  • Represented employers in misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-competes, breach of confidentiality agreements, breach of fiduciary duty
  • Handled cases with wage and overtime disputes under the The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other wage and overtime disputes
  • Represented clients with employee leave of absence issues under The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Handled cases of disability discrimination and failure to accommodate claims under The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Represented clients with age discrimination claims under The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
  • Handled cases with regard to race, sex, national origin and religious discrimination claims under Title VII, §1981, the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • Headed a sexual harassment investigation on behalf of a large national company into allegations by multiple employees claiming harassment by management employees and following an EEOC investigation, negotiated a successful resolution of all claims by all Plaintiffs
  • Defended a client in a multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuit alleging age and race discrimination and won summary judgment on all claims by all Plaintiffs, convincing the Court that the Plaintiffs had not sufficiently exhausted the jurisdictional prerequisites for bringing the claims and failed to present sufficient evidence of discrimination. Alvariza v. Home Depot, 506 F. Supp. 2d 451 (D. Colo. 2007); Alvariza v. Home Depot, 2007 WL 779829 (D. Colo. March 14, 2007); Alvariza v. Home Depot, 2007 WL 794416 (D. Colo. March 14, 2007); Alvariza v. Home Depot, 2007 WL 794187 (D. Colo. March 14, 2007)
  • Assisted a national retailer in responding to EEOC charges filed by a group of thirteen current and former employees alleging gender and age discrimination; helped to navigate the EEOC process and obtained a decision by the agency not to pursue the claims as an enforcement action
  • Defended a national bank against claims of age and gender discrimination, retaliation and breach of contract. After winning complete summary judgment, successfully defended the judgment on appeal to the Tenth Circuit. Timmerman v. U.S. Bank, 483 F.3d 1106 (10th Cir. 2007)
  • Represented an engineering consulting company in asserting claims against a group of former employees who departed with confidential information intending to take a company business unit and start their own firm. Following a three week jury trial, the jury awarded actual and punitive damages totaling $3M. Harris Group Inc. v. Robinson, Courtney, Neff and Luminate, 209 P.3d 1188 (Colo. App. 2009)
  • Represented a large national retailer in a race discrimination lawsuit brought by an African American employee passed over for promotion. Following Ms. Lamb's cross-examination of Plaintiff's expert witness on the first day of trial, Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed all claims
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of large national bank dismissing former employee's claims of disability discrimination. Wolfe v. U.S. Bank, 2012 WL 6060999 (D. Colo. Dec. 5, 2012)
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a large consulting firm against former employee's claim of transgender discrimination. Rice v. Deloitte Consulting LLP, 2013 WL 3448198, (D. Colo. July 9, 2013)
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of software company obtaining dismissal of former employee's claims of age discrimination. Jesuale v. Oracle, 2013 WL 6858683 (D. Colo. Dec. 30, 2013)

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University, Bachelors of science, 1991
Office Location for Christine Lamb

1900 Wazee Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 720-904-6037

 

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Last Updated: 8/17/2016

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