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Kato Crews is a litigator.  He represents clients in trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals.  While Mr. Crews represents businesses and individuals in a range of civil legal disputes, he has particular experience representing employers in a host of employment-related claims, executives in the negotiation of severance agreements, companies and individuals in cases involving non-competition agreements, and construction professionals/entities in construction-related disputes.


Mr. Crews’ work in the employment arena has earned him recognition in Super Lawyers Magazine as a Colorado Rising Star in the areas of Employment and Labor Law for five years in a row, since 2009.  In recognition of his abilities as a trial advocate, Mr. Crews has served as a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and its Miranda Trial Advocacy Institute.


Mr. Crews earned his J.D. in 2000 from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, where he wrote for the Arizona Law Review.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1997 and received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from his alma mater in 2010.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    16 years
  2. Construction: 25%
    10 years
  3. Employment: 25%
    16 years



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Contact info

Hoffman Crews Nies Waggener & Foster LLP

5350 S. Roslyn St.
Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111-5475


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star, Labor & Employment LawColorado Super Lawyers2013
Rising Star, Labor & Employment LawColorado Super Lawyers2012
Rising Star, Labor & Employment LawColorado Super Lawyers2011
Rising Star, Labor & Employment LawColorado Super Lawyers2010
Distinguished Young Alumni AwardUniversity of Northern Colorado2010
Rising Star, Labor & Employment LawColorado Super Lawyers2009
One of 20 selected nationwideAmerican Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Leadership Academy2007
One of 19 selected statewideColorado Bar Association Leadership Training2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRothgerber Johnson & Lyons, LLP2001 - 2010
AttorneyNational Labor Relations Board2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Lawyers Trust Account FoundationBoard Member2013 - Present
CHOICE Education FoundationBoard Member2012 - Present
Colorado Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training ProgramMember2008 - 2013
Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region, Board of DirectorsFormer Board Member2008 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Northern ColoradoPublic Relations/Journalism and Mass CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Colorado Springs Human Resources AssociationIndependent Contractor or Employee?2013
Colorado Dental AssociationLearning the Legal Ropes2012
CLE in Colorado, Inc.Employment Law Issues for Closely Held Businesses2011
ABA National Solo & Small Firm ConferenceEmployment Law Issues for Closely Held and Family Businesses2011