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Ray Martin has represented some of Colorado's largest employers in labor and employment litigation in the federal and state courts in this region for more than thirty years.

Chambers USA consistently ranks Ray in Band 1 among the top employment lawyers in Colorado. In its 2013 edition, Chambersobserved: "[Ray] is a renowned litigator whose subject matter expertise in the area is at a very high level. One grateful client enthused that he 'fought for justice and the truth every step of the way.'" To U.S. News-Best Lawyers, another client stated, "[Ray] possesses a rare combination of tenacity and pragmatism. I have total confidence in his work and always take comfort knowing he is in the trenches of our company. He routinely outworks and outshines opposing counsel."

Ray has twice been listed in the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, which recognizes just four to five Colorado lawyers in its management labor and employment listing each year. He has also been recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of the top three employment lawyers in Colorado based on voting by practicing attorneys in the state.

Ray is an elected Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation, an honor bestowed upon no more than five percent of Colorado lawyers for outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community, the traditions of the profession, and the maintenance and advancement of the objectives of the Colorado Bar Association.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 80%
  2. Business: 20%

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370 Seventeenth Street
Suite 4500
Denver, CO, 80202-5647


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2016
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2016
Labor & Employment - Colorado, 2006-2015Chambers USA2015
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
International Who's Who of Labor & Employment Lawyers 2010, 2012International Who's Who of Labor & Employment Lawyers2010
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2006
Best of the Bar - Labor and Employment - FinalistDenver Business Journal2004
AV ratedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar Association, Labor Law CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar FoundationFellowN/A
The Faculty of Federal AdvocatesMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Attorney at WorkShe’s Forgetful? Hope It’s Just Stress2012
Colo. Law.Employee Benefits and the 101st Congress1990
Colo. Law.Tax Consequences of Employment Discrimination Settlements1983
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Morningside CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LERA Rocky Mountain ChapterMisconceptions About Employment Arbitration2011
Colorado Personnel Law UpdateEmerging Trends and New Developments in Colorado Employment Law2003
Colorado Personnel Law UpdateHandling Workplace Violence: A Collaborative Approach to Protecting Your Organization From Liability and Your Employees From Harm2001
Public Sector EmploymentPersonal Liability for Workplace Lawsuits1999
Disciplinary and Termination LawPreventative Measures to Avoid Wrongful Discharge Claims1998