Justin M. Plaskov

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Denver, Colorado

Jester Gibson & Moore, LLP
Justin M. Plaskov
Jester Gibson & Moore, LLP

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 2012

Education: University of Colorado Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

Jester Gibson & Moore, LLP

1999 Broadway, Ste. 3225
Denver, CO 80202 Visit website


Justin M. Plaskov, a partner at Colorado Employee Advocates in Denver, Colorado, is dedicated to serving clients throughout the state. His primary focus centers on addressing the needs of individuals seeking assistance in contract negotiations and pursuing equitable resolutions when confronted with challenging employment situations. He consistently consults with and represents employees across diverse industries and employment levels, ranging from entry-level workers to managerial roles, executives, skilled professionals and corporate officers.

While amicably resolving disputes often serves the best interests of all parties involved, Mr. Plaskov recognizes that the involvement of an experienced litigator can compel employers to take employee concerns more seriously. Over the course of his career, he has achieved notable success in securing substantial recoveries for his clients.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Plaskov provides valuable guidance to clients navigating noncompetition and severance agreements. Beyond his employment law practice, he offers representation in various legal areas, such as drafting estate planning documents, handling lawsuits related to property disputes, construction defects, contract breaches and a range of other legal claims.

Mr. Plaskov also extends his legal services to businesses requiring support in:

  • Litigation
  • Business disputes
  • Administrative proceedings
  • Corporate documentation
  • Employment law-specific documents

As a member of the Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association (PELA) and the Colorado Bar Association, Mr. Plaskov remains actively engaged in professional associations. He earned his law degree from the University of Colorado Boulder Law School in 2012 and his B.A. from Prescott College in 2006.

Admitted to practice law in Colorado since 2012, Mr. Plaskov is also allowed in the state of Wyoming since 2015 as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. His commitment to legal excellence is further reflected in his accolades, including the Colorado PELA 2016 Case of the Year Award and an "Excellent" Avvo rating.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment & Labor: Employer

Focus areas

Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower

  • 80% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employer

First Admitted: 2012, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.coloradoemployeeadvocates.com/attorney/plaskov-j...

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Colorado, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2020
  • Wyoming, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2012
Educational Background:
  • Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona, B.A. - 2006, Major: Cultural and Regional Studies and Secondary Education
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Received as a key member of the trial team who obtained a nearly $15 million verdict. , Case of the Year Award, Colorado Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Recognized as a "Promising Start" by The University of Colorado Law School. https://www.colorado.edu/law/plaskov-justin-12, Promising Start, Colorado Law School, 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association Law School Outreach Officer, 2022
Representative Clients:
  • Katherine and Jason Anderson in Anderson v. Hansen, No. 4:20-CV-00991-JAR, 2023 WL 3163157, at *1 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 28, 2023). , 2023
  • Amman Teklu and Bobby Jay Williams v. The Sharpest Rides and Kevin Sharp, 21-CV-00609 (D. Colo.). , 2021
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $700,000 jury verdict for sexual assault victim and her husband in E.D. Missouri federal court. , 2023
  • Successful defense of employee whose former employer sued him, alleging breach of restrictive covenants, breach of contract, and breach of duty of loyalty. Successful counterclaims pursued on behalf of employee and an award of more than $132,000 plus interest. Bench trial in Denver District Court, Zuni Paymants, LLC v. Ryan Kosarek, et al., 2021CV 30307 (Denver District Court June 8, 2022)., 2022
  • $20.5 million settlement on behalf of a group of financial advisors in a race and sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. In this lawsuit, Mr. Plaskov represented the original charging parties who filed EEOC charges in 2009 and 2010. Although they were intervenors in the lawsuit, Mr. Plaskov and his legal team took a leading role in depositions, pleadings, and document management, flying around the country to participate in approximatly 100 depositions. EEOC, et. al. v. Jackson National Life Insurnace Co., et al. 16-cv-02472 (D. Colo). , 2020
  • Over $1 million settlement of which $485,000 was obtained for Mr. Plaskov's client, who was a qui tam whistleblower who filed this lawsuit on behalf of himself and the U.S. Government, alleging that his employer was selling non-conforming grenade launchers to the U.S. Government. 17-cv-02679., 2019
  • Nearly $15 million federal jury verdict in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit on behalf of seven low wage earners, who worked sorting mail for a private federal contractor. Camara, et. al. v. Matheson Trucking, Inc., et.al., 12-CV-03040 (D.Colo.). , 2015
Industry Groups:
  • Among Others.
  • Commercial
  • Financial
  • Government
  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Natural Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Retail

Office location for Justin M. Plaskov

1999 Broadway, Ste. 3225
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-657-1328


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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