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Practice areas


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



Contingent (25-40%)

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  • 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.


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  • Ryan Michael Paulus

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


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Contact info

David Lichtenstein, Attorney at Law

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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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
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2000 - 2010
Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers AssociationPast President1998 - 2000
MetroNorth Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors1994 - 1997
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.
Roberts v. Roadway Express, Inc., 149 F.3d 1098 (10th Cir. 1998)Jury verdict for plaintiff finding employer retaliated for complaint of racial harassment, and attorney fee award, upheld on appeal
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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