Spencer Kontnik

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Denver, Colorado

Kontnik | Cohen, LLC
Spencer Kontnik
Kontnik | Cohen, LLC

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 2014

Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Languages Spoken: ASL, English

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2024

Kontnik | Cohen, LLC

201 Steele Street
Suite 210
Denver, CO 80206 Visit website


Attorney Spencer Kontnik is a partner with Kontnik | Cohen, LLC, law firm in Denver, Colorado. A top-rated trial attorney with more than five years of legal experience, Mr. Kontnik provides invaluable and effective counsel and support to clients throughout the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Employment and disability law

· Plaintiff employment litigation

· Civil rights litigation for plaintiffs

· Contract disputes and business litigation

Born with significant hearing loss, Mr. Kontnik has become a champion for those who have suffered discrimination in the workplace because of their hearing disabilities, and he has gained a reputation as a staunch advocate for the deaf and hard-of-hearing outside his legal practice. Handling all types of employment law violations, he also works hard to protect the rights and entitlements of those with claims involving wage and hour disputes, sexual harassment and all other forms of discrimination.

From his efforts, Mr. Kontnik has achieved remarkable success securing positive outcomes for his clients, and he has secured numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for those he has served. At all turns, he delivers the highly personalized counsel his clients need to make the best-informed decisions, and he maintains an unwavering focus on ensuring they achieve their goals and the justice they deserve.

A 2010 graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, Mr. Kontnik obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2014. An academic scholar in law school, he received the Director's Award for his exceptional contributions to the school's National Trial Team, and he won Best in Tournament at Golden Gate University's In Vino Veritas National Trial Invitation.

Mr. Kontnik is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District Court of Colorado, and he is an active member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association and the Disability Rights Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations. He also helped establish The Smile and Nod Project, a nonprofit devoted to helping those with hearing loss, and he is a member of the Denver Active 2030 Children’s Foundation.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor: Employee, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employer, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Wrongful Termination

  • 30% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30% Civil Rights
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2014, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.kontnikcohen.com/spencer-kontnik

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Denver Active 2030 Children’s Foundation, Member
  • The Smile and Nod Project, Co-Founder
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Disability Rights Bar Association
  • Colorado
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association
  • Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court for the District Court of Colorado
  • U.S. Senator for Colorado, Distinguished Service
  • 2-Time All American Swimmer
  • English Channel Swim, Raising over $150,000 for charity
  • Golden Gate University: In Vino Veritas National Trial Invitation, Best in Tournament
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Academic Scholar
  • Performance and Leadership Strum College of Law National Trial Team, Directors Award
Educational Background:
  • University of Colorado

Office location for Spencer Kontnik

201 Steele Street
Suite 210
Denver, CO 80206

Phone: 720-759-2535


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2024

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