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Tayo Okunade

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Denver, CO

Okunade LLP
10200 E Girard Avenue, Building C, Suite 251
Denver, CO 80231
Phone: 720-909-8439
Fax: 303-416-8800
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Estate Planning & Probate
Languages Spoken: English, French
Attorney Profile

Attorney Tayo Okunade is the founder and owner of Okunade LLP in Denver, Colorado. A highly rated trial attorney with more than 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Okunade represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Denver metro region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

·        Probate administration and litigation 

·        Business and contract disputes

·        International agreements 

·        Employment law for both employees and employers alike

Over the course of his career, Mr. Okunade has handled numerous cases in both state and federal courts across his region as well as before administrative hearings. Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, he has also provided invaluable counsel and guidance to companies and nongovernmental agencies with their issues involving severance and separation agreements, employee handbooks, policies and procedures, covenant agreements, and more.

A 2001 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in marketing, international business and French, Mr. Okunade obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law in 2009. While in law school, he completed internships with the Second Judicial District Court and the Colorado Court of Appeals. Along with practicing before all of Colorado's state courts, Mr. Okunade is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Okunade served as a hearing officer with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. He then honed his legal skills at several other prominent area law firms before establishing his own practice in 2012. He is a member of Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association and the Aurora Bar Association. He holds top client review ratings on Avvo, and he received the site's Client's Choice Award in 2017.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Probate & Estate Administration


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019

About Tayo Okunade

First Admitted: 2009, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Organize monthly legal clinics, as well as legal workshops for the African Leadership Group (ALG)

Educational Background

  • Washington University in St. Louis, BSBA

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Colorado
  • District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Aurora Bar
  • PELA Colorado
  • Colorado Bar Association

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Up and Coming Lawyer, 2013

Industry Groups

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Small Business
  • Transportation
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Office Location for Tayo Okunade

10200 E Girard Avenue
Building C, Suite 251
Denver, CO 80231

Phone: 720-909-8439

Fax: 303-416-8800

Last Updated: 5/18/2022

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