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David J. Meretta

Employment and labor Attorney at Littleton, CO

4.9   37 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    35%

    19 years, 250 cases

  2. Franchising
    25%

    22 years, 150 cases

  3. Business
    15%

    24 years, 60 cases

  4. Litigation
    15%

    23 years, 180 cases

  5. Contracts and agreements
    10%

    24 years, 205 cases

Thank you for visiting my profile. I concentrate my practice in the areas of employment litigation (discrimination, unemployment, wage disputes, severance agreements), franchise and business law, and general civil litigation. I also have extensive experience in the areas of appellate practice, defamation, consumer protection and criminal law. I have represented franchisees and franchisee associations throughout the country. I served as a Topic and Article Editor for the American Bar Association's Franchise Law Journal, a quarterly journal of the Forum on Franchising, from 2011-2013, and have been a member of the ABA's Forum on Franchising since 2004.

I am licensed in Colorado, Massachusetts and Michigan. I received my undergraduate and law school education from the University of Michigan (A.B. with distinction, 1993; J.D., 1996). I clerked for the Hon. Lawrence M. Glazer of the 30th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan.

I was a 7-year member of the University of Michigan Marching Band Drumline.

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • Topic and Article Editor, American Bar Association Franchise Law Journal, 2011-2013.
  • Co-Author of Franchising (& Distribution) Currents, American Bar Association Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3, Winter 2013.
  • Co-Author of Franchising (& Distribution) Currents, American Bar Association Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4, Spring 2012.
  • Regulation FD: Roadmap to Better Relations Between Franchisors and Franchisees, American Bar Association Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 26, No. 3, Winter 2007.
  • Speaker, American Bar Association, 2011 Forum on Franchising - October 2011, Baltimore, MD.
  • Speaker, International Conference of Franchisees and Dealers - 1st Annual Convention - May 2010, Indianapolis, IN.
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Licensed for 25 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/04/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 09/19/2022
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/06/2022

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

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
David received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Brandon | June 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and Knowledgeable
Dave helped me with settling a dispute with a former employer over breach of contract. He was very responsive, knowledgeable and had the experience needed to navigate complicated legal issues. His help was much appreciated.
Posted by Jenny | March 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer, great guy!
Dave was wonderful to work with! He was responsive, informative and worked within the timeline we were hoping for… even while he was out of the office! Dave listened and seemed to genuinely care about the situation. I would absolutely recommend Dave!
Posted by Rich | January 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great help!
I contacted Dave with a labor related problem. He spoke with me for a free consultation and had a plan for moving ahead. My situation was resolved in my favor. Dave also had me do the research and organizing of my records which kept the fee at a reasonable cost.
Posted by Zack | November 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Dave was absolutely fantastic!
I recently hired Mr. Meretta to represent me in a matter concerning a former employer. Dave was always on top of things, no matter the hour of day. He was communicative and prompt with all of the negotiations that took place between my former employer and myself, and was able to deliver results that were more than satisfying. He was a pleasure to work with and I will certainly refer him to others who may benefit from his years of experience and vast knowledge regarding employment law. I am more than pleased with my decision to contact Dave, after all, he was referred to me by a former colleague and friend of mine who had very similar issues and was well taken care of by Mr. Meretta.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Quick and informative - feeling confident following our convo
I reached out to David around a current non-compete I am working through. I sent him an email and received a response within 10 minutes to coordinate a call. He was very informative during our call and provided guidance and knowledge on the topic. I will continue to work with David moving forward. Highly recommend David to those seeking legal advice. .
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Posted by Nathaniel | August 23, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Great guy
Great guy, helped me out with a settlement case. I've worked with several attorneys in the past and Dave comes off as much easier to work with than the others. He'd be my first stop if I ever need legal services in his space.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Understanding, candid and willing to help
I contacted Dave originally through Avvo to discuss my potential employment legal matter. He was very prompt to respond and made himself available for an after normal business hours call which better fit my schedule. He was very understanding and easy to speak with when discussing the circumstances around my situation. He even provided an alternate option to pursue before going down the road of legal action. He was very candid in his feedback and open minded to my position. Following his suggestions I was able to work through my employment problem without legal action. I greatly appreciated his feedback and time. And if I am ever in the position to need further legal representation I will definitely call him again for support.
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Posted by Rodney | May 3, 2021
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Employment lawyer
I was given a consultation and I would’ve completely went at this the wrong way if it wasn’t for his help
Posted by Tiffani | April 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dave Meretta
Dave, was patient, helpful, and informative. Was easy to talk to, offered suggestions, was prompt on responding to my messages. He has a gentle tone of voice, that puts you right as ease. Thank you Dave
Posted by Alex | March 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Forever grateful
David promptly made contact with me and offered to help knowing my time constraints. He was straightforward, easy to communicate with and dependable. He was able to resolve my issues with a past employer before litigation. He’s so knowledgeable, in fact, that he was able to teach my past employer’s lawyer a couple of things they were previously unaware of! I’m so unbelievably grateful for his assistance, and I highly recommend him. Thank you, endlessly, David. You are a savior!
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Posted by Jim | February 22, 2021
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Outstanding Attorney who will represent You from start to finish!!!
My case was not easy and the other party made it very difficult to negotiate terms with. At one point the other party was not willing to settle at all. Dave kept fighting for me and we reached a positive settlement! I recommend Dave highly, and he's an outstanding attorney!
Posted by R | February 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Real Champion!
I consulted with Dave regarding an employer issue today and I can say with all sincerity, that he's very knowledgeable, professional and a straight shooter. Dave listened to my situation and really made me feel he understood what was going on and that he cared! I highly recommend Dave!
Posted by Nate | January 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic results
David surpassed every expectation period. From the initial phone call with his paralegal to the final result, his efforts were timely, thorough and superb. A difficult disagreement with my work was resolved to my advantage swiftly, and I am gratefully relieved. Thank you!!
Posted by Natalie | January 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and Beyond
I have rarely consulted a lawyer and have never used this platform before. I sent a few messages to some lawyers on this site without much luck, until I found David. He was very responsive and detailed in his messages and even had a free consultation. His kindness and help was almost too good to be true. I am very grateful I found him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2020
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Best attorney ever and a good person!
Dave is very professional, efficient and responsive. He helped me on an employment case with my unfair employer. He promptly responds to emails and phone calls(for me that is the MOST important thing) as many lawyers are known to ignore your calls and emails. He understands the intense stress his clients face and is very patient during arbitration. Very respectful, fair and most importantly a good person. I am grateful and appreciate him. Highly recommend him.
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Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Dave worked hard and diligently to come to a resolution for my case. He is professional, sincere, respectful and knowledgeable. Dave was always prompt in his responses and ensured that I was always informed as the case progressed. I cannot recommend him enough!
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
IT IS DONE
David is a great attorney, I would hire him again. He is personable and cares about his client.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great man!
Easy lawyer to talk with and immediate response...hands on lawyer! It was a great experience to work with him. He took my case when others dropped it. Thank you Mr. Meretta!!
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent legal counsel
First, I want to say that we were successful in our quest! I have never had to deal with the legal system before, never thought it would materialize in my former employment. But it did, and it was an eyeopener how low my former employer stooped to protect her wrongdoings. When one is in a situation where one has to clear one’s name, one needs a wingman. This wingman is Dave Meretta! Mr. Meretta is the calm in the storm. He is professional, knows the law and is not rattled by the lies and posturing from the opposing side. Mr. Meretta respected me as an individual, answered all our questions within hours and understood the trauma the opposing side caused. Mr. Meretta kept me focused on the goal and not to be sidetracked by the opposing side. One other review mentioned that Dave Meretta is a gem amongst the many, I would have to concur with this statement. And yes, I will hire him again if the need should arise!
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Posted by Katie | June 13, 2020
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Cares about his people
Dave was very responsive. He moved the process along as quickly as he could. He was compassionate and understanding and he took action. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 380-380 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Miller & Law, PC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Member
  • Meretta Law, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Brown & Kannady, LLC
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Lawrence M. Glazer
  • 30th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan, LLP
  • 2000 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Michigan
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • PCPA, LLC et al. v. Saratoga TMH, Inc., et al.
  • Franchisor's claims were denied in all respects after a 4-day arbitration.
  • Alyarova v. Pudge Brothers Pizza Corporation
  • Judgment affirmed
  • High Country Assets, Inc. et. al. v. Daniel Ortiz
  • After a 2-day bench trial, the court awarded $61,385.50 to franchisee on the Breach of Duty of Loyalty claim.

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Donald R. Shepherd Fellowship
  • Donald R. Shepherd
  • 1995

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Bar Ass'n Franchise Lunch 'N' Learn
  • Franchise Rebranding
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Vicarious Liability
  • 2011
  • International Conference of Franchisees and Dealers – First Annual Convention
  • Overview of Franchise Disclosure Documents
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (14)
Endorse David
Franchising Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David Meretta has demonstrated a high level of talent and devotion to his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Franchising Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David J. Meretta displays genuine concern in every question he answers on Avvo. His answers reflect a solid understanding of the law and a quick grasp of the applicable law in every situation. I enjoy reading his replies and appreciate his willingness to contribute his knowledge."
Franchising Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is an incredibly bright and attentive lawyer. He is detail oriented yet very responsive. I would certainly recommend him without hesitation."
Business Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Meretta's answers on this site reflect a solid expertise and concern for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Franchising Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a first-rate lawyer and individual."
Franchising Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave is a talented commercial litigator with a particular expertise in franchise disputes."
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Littleton Employment and labor Lawyer David J. Meretta
David J. Meretta
Employment and labor Attorney
Littleton, CO
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available