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Paul D. Godec serves as Special Counsel for Kissinger & Fellman, P.C. Paul obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1983 from Rice University and his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1986. After many years in private practice, Paul joined Kissinger & Fellman in October of 2010.


Paul focuses his practice in general business and corporate law, employment law, employment contracting, public employment, employment severance agreements, medical professional licensure and credentialing, and insurance defense. Paul's practice also involves complex civil litigation including contract, health care, employment, covenants not to compete, construction, construction defect, and civil rights. Paul's extensive experience has allowed him to resolve numerous cases successfully through trials or alternative dispute resolution, and to find winning and efficient solutions to his clients' legal needs.


Paul is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association (Health Law Section and Construction Law Section), and the Denver Bar Association. He has also written many publications and given numerous presentations including Defensible Termination Decisions, Colorado Claims (April 2011, Vol. 9, No.1), Protect Against 'Clean' Theft of Secrets Using Data-Scrubbing Programs, Denver Business Journal (November 14-20, 2008), with Robert Lelewski, Plugging Telecommunications Leaks of Proprietary Information, Denver Business Journal (April 11-17, 2008), "You're Fired" : Well-Documented Terminations May Trump Employment Claims, at the Colorado Claims Association Law Day (March 26, 2010), and Drug Testing of Workers' Compensation Claimants, at the Professionals in Workers' Compensation Annual Education Day (November 13, 2009).


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    30 years
  2. Employment: 25%
    25 years
  3. Government: 20%
    20 years
  4. Construction: 10%
    17 years
  5. Business: 10%
    20 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Kissinger & Fellman, P.C.

Ptarmigan Place, Suite 900
3773 Cherry Creek North Drive
Denver, CO, 80209


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
PresidentBethany Lutheran Church Foundation2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special CounselKissinger & Fellman, P.C.2010 - Present
Private PractitionerGodec Law Firm, P.C.2009 - 2010
Special CounselRuegsegger Simons Smith & Stern, LLC,2005 - 2009
PartnerStromberg Cleveland Crawford & Schmidt, P.C.1998 - 2005
AssociateBruno Bruno & Colin, P.C.1992 - 1998
AssociateHayes Phillips & Maloney, P.C.1986 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar Association (Health Law Section & Construction Law Section)MemberN/A
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Great West Live Ins. Co. v. Dean, et al. (District Court, City & County of Denver, Courtroom 5)Plaintiffs dismissed claims
Borjas v. State Farm Mut. Ins. Co., 33 P.3d 1265, 1266 (Colo. App. 2001)Trial judge dismissed original claim under Colorado Governmental Immunity Act
People v. Sapp, 934 P.2d 1367 (Colo. 1997)Judge dismissed charges
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Publication nameTitleDate
Colorado Claims Vol. 9, No. 1Defensible Termination Decisions2011
Denver Business JournalProtect Against 'Clean' Theft of Secrets Using Data-Scrubbing Programs2008
Denver Business JournalPlugging Telecommunications Leaks of Proprietary Information2008
Various editions published by Stromberg Cleveland Crawford & Schmidt, 2002-04Selected Recent Employment Law Decisions2004
Special Employment Problems for Health Care EmployersThe Former Employee Problem2002
American Health Lawyers Association Physician OrganizationRecent Legal Developments Encourage De-Selection of Incompetent Doctors2002
CPPA Law Enforcement JournalPolygraph Tests1995
CPPA Law Enforcement JournalPeace Officers' Duties and Potential Liabilities Under Colorado's Domestic Violence Statutes1994
Colorado LawyerPublication of Legal Notices by Colorado Municipalities1993
Colorado LawyerWarrantless Inspection of Private Premises by Municipal Code Enforcement Officers1992
Urban LawyerTaxation Innovations: Enhanced Sales Tax Incentive Programs1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Rice UniversityCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Human Resources Update SeminarBest Practices in Employment Law, HR & Risk Management2012
Colorado Claims Association Law Day"You're Fired" : Well-Documented Terminations May Trump Employment Claims2010
Professionals in Workers’ Compensation Annual Education DayDrug Testing of Workers' Compensation Claimants2009
CLE in Colorado, Inc.New Developments in Drug Testing : Testing for the Best: Best Practices in Employee Fitness for Duty Testing, Drug Screening, and Background Checking2009
Women in E-DiscoveryWhere the Rubber Meets the Road in Electronic Discovery2008
Firm SymposiumWorkplace Investigations2007
Colorado Auctioneers’ AssociationOverview of Employment Contract Law2007
Lorman Workers' Compensation SeminarThe Interplay of Employment Law and Workers' Compensation2006
Firm SymposiumSharks in the Water? Responding to Demands for Evidence by the Legal System2006
Firm Symposia, 2004 & Oct. 2006The Bermuda Triangle of Employment Law: The Interplay of the ADA, the FMLA and Workers' Compensation2006
Firm Seminar, Nov. 2003, April 2006 & July 2006Violence in the Workplace2006
Firm SeminarNon-Compete Provisions in Colorado Employment Contracts2006
Sloans Lake Managed Care, Inc. (Oct. 2000 & July 2005)Update on Confidentiality and Managed Care Issues2005
Great West Life Ins. Co. Internal Training SeminarConsiderations for Managed Care Contracting2004
Firm SymposiumWolves at the Door? Responding to Demands for Evidence by the Legal System2003
Firm SymposiumNon-Compete Provisions in Colorado Employment Contracts: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do2000
Alamosa Police DepartmentCourtroom Testimony for Law Enforcement1998
Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.New Gaming Laws in Colorado1992
Colorado Municipal League (Municipal Attorneys Section)Civil Enforcement of Building and Zoning Codes in Municipal Court1990
Colorado Domestic Violence CoalitionManaging the Domestic Violence Case1990