Trial Lawyer and Advisor
Kimberlie won one of the largest sexual harassment jury verdicts in Colorado history.
She also negotiated one of the largest national origin English-Only discrimination settlements in national history.
Kimberlie has tried and litigated numerous noteworthy cases in her nearly twenty-year career as a civil rights employment attorney, including:
* sexual assault and harassment
* race-based hostile work environment
* illegal workplace English-only policies
* pregnancy discrimination
* wrongful termination
* medical marijuana patient discrimination
* age discrimination
* disability harassment and discrimination
* other federal, state, and local employment laws
Individuals and companies regularly call upon her for her expert representation and advice.
Scholar on the Cutting Edge
Pioneering the frontiers of civil rights employment laws, Kimberlie successfully handles the newly emerging fields of:
* Workplace Rights and Cannabis / Marijuana
* Evolving LGBT Workplace Rights
* Electronic Discovery in Litigated Cases
In addition to these and other emerging areas, Kimberlie still regularly handles sexual harassment cases and other more traditional areas of employment law.
Legal Analyst and Author
As a regular Contributing Legal Analyst for NBC Affiliate KUSA 9NEWS in Denver, for nearly ten years Kimberlie consistently has provided expert legal analysis live from the 9NEWS Newsroom Information Center on breaking news and critical legal trends impacting businesses and workers.
Kimberlie authored two comprehensive employment law books published by Bradford Publishing, Employment Law
Guidebook and Employment
Law: An Essential Guide for Human Resource Professionals. She also writes two active employment law blogs, hosting Kimberlie Ryan's Hot Button Forum and authoring Bradford Publishing's Blog employment posts.
Speaker and Professor Ad Junct
A highly sought after
speaker, groups regularly request Kimberlie to provide informative and content-rich presentations for conferences, seminars, and meetings of groups such as the American Bar Association, Federal Faculty of Advocates, National Employment Lawyers Association, Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, Labor Employment Relations Association, Society for Human Resource Professionals, Qwest, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Colorado Bar Association, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Metropolitan State University, Boulder County Bar Association, Denver Labor Law Forum, various chambers of commerce, and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Technical Assistance Program
Advocate and Diplomat
fierce advocate for her clients, Kimberlie also knows the power of
diplomacy. A trained and certified mediator, she was first selected to serve as a mediator on the American Arbitration Association's Employment Mediation Panel, where she has successfully mediated several employment disputes. Workers and employers who previously had been embroiled in long-term employment disputes reached voluntary resolutions under Kimberlie's guidance.
Passion for Human Equality and Dignity
Human dignity and a passion for equal rights has driven Kimberlie to dedicate her professional life to the quest for equal rights for humanity.
achieved great successes both inside and outside the
courtroom. She continues to make peace wherever possible.
Whether in trial, mediation, negotiation, arbitration, in state or federal courts, or in civil rights regulatory agencies, Kimberlie fights for her clients' best interests. She can be contacted at email@example.com.