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David Lichtenstein

David Lichtenstein

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security, Employee Benefits

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Employment & Labor: 65%
  2. Workers Compensation: 15%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. Social Security: 7%
  5. Employee Benefits: 3%



Contingent (25-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Forrest Vincent Plesko

    Dave and I were opposing counsel on a case of alleged discrimination. Dave was very competent and professional. We were able to resolve the case through an amicable settlement.


    Forrest Plesko Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Ryan Michael Paulus

    Well-known, well-respected lawyer who fights hard for all clients. Highly recommended.


    Ryan Paulus Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

David Lichtenstein, Attorney at Law

1556 Williams St Ste 100
Denver, CO, 80218-1661




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SelectedBest Lawyers in America2013
Lifetime Achievement AwardDenver Law Club2008
Colorado Super Lawyer - Labor and EmploymentSuper Lawyers2008
FellowColorado Bar Foundation2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner of firmDavid Lichtenstein, Attorney at Law1997 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2000 - 2010
Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers AssociationPast President1998 - 2000
MetroNorth Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors1994 - 1997
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Stone v. Dep't of Aviation, 453 F.3d 1271 (10th Cir. 2006)Defendant's counterclaim under the Americans with Disabilities Act withstood a motion for summary judgment, reversing ruing by the District Court
Daniels v. Caleel+ Hayden, L.L.C., 72 P.3d 466 (Colo.App. 2003)Reversed summary judgment in favor of employer and remanded case for trial.
Evenson v. Colorado Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., 879 P.2d 402 (1993)New trial ordered because jury's finding for employer was based on erroneous instructions and employment manual claim was erroneously dismissed by court

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Publication NameTitleDate
Trial Talk (CO)The Shifting Sands of Shifting Fees: Fee Awards in Employment Cases2002
Trial Talk (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association)Proving Pretext in Employment Discrimination Cases1996
Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyer Association publication (CTLA)Offer of Settlement Statute1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Yale UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual retreatFamily and Medical Leave Act limited exemption for key employees2012
Annual employment law seminarFair Labor Standards Act (overtime) update2012
Labor, Employment and Management seminarColorado State Law Wage and Overtime Claims, or, "Did Someone Repeal the Thirteenth Amendment?"2011
National conventionSocial Security claims and benefits for employment lawyers2009
Spring workers' compensation seminarEmployment law for workers' compensation attorneys2005
Employment law seminarAdvising Employment Clients with ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, and other disability issues2005