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Timothy Michael Kratz

Timothy Michael Kratz

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Commercial

About Me

Tim was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, but left the Cornhusker state after high school  to  attend  college at the University of Colorado, where he majored in journalism and wrote for the school newspaper.  He attended law school at the University of California, Hastings, and earned his J.D. in 1991.  


 


 Tim is a shareholder and director at the Pendleton firm whose primary practice involves employment litigation, employer counseling, and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in a wide variety of employment matters including trade secret and non-compete disputes, Fair Labor Standards Act issues, harassment and discrimination claims, wage disputes, and public policy discharge claims. Tim also advises clients on ways to avoid litigation through protective measures such as employment contracts, supervisor manuals, and employee handbooks. He additionally assists clients in drafting and negotiating executive level employment contracts and severance packages, as well as non-compete, confidentiality, and trade secret agreements.

Before starting in private practice, Tim served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Donald P. Lay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Justice Gregory K. Scott of the Supreme Court of Colorado.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Employment & Labor: 75%
    22 years
  2. Commercial: 25%
    22 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

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    Employment work is a difficult field to be in, and Tim takes it all in stride. I had the pleasure of working with Tim on a number of employment matters, and he always puts his clients first and lays out all the options for them. I highly endorse Tim for any employment-related issues you might have.

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Contact Info

Pendleton, Wilson, Hennessey & Crow, P.C.

1875 Lawrence Street, Tenth Floor
Denver, CO, 80202-1898

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199406/30/2015
CAInactive199305/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Colorado Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Shareholder, Director, and Chair of Employment Law Practice AreaPendleton, Friedberg, Wilson & Hennessey, P.C.1997 - Present
AssociateSparks Willson Brandt Borges & Johnson, P.C.1994 - 1997
Judicial Law ClerkSupreme Court for the State of Colorado1993 - 1994
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit1991 - 1992

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Lawyers CommitteeMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Metro Denver YMCA Board of TrusteesBoard MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hallmon v. Advance Stores, Inc., 12-CV-0124 (D.Colo. 2013)After a week long federal court jury trial, the jury found for the plaintiff and awarded $647,563.15 in damages.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Trial TalkThe End of Individual Liability Under the Colorado Wage Act2003
Colorado Journal Employment and Labor Law SupplementLove, Work, and Laws1998

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of ColoradoJournalismBS - Bachelor of Science1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Pendleton employment law seminar seriesEmployee or Independent Contractor? You do not get to decide.2014
Pendleton employment law seminar seriesUnemployment Insurance, What you Need to Know2013
Pendleton employment law seminar seriesCurrent developments in employment law including medical marijuana and civil unions2013
El Paso County Bar Association Employment Law SectionEmployment at will1997