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I am a Colorado native that loves the Rocky Mountains and all they have to offer.  In my spare time, I love to hike, bike, ski, snowshoe, and otherwise enjoy the outdoors.  I have been devoted to the representation of employees throughout my career and am committed to ensuring that Colorado employees are treated fairly.

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Licensed

  1. Discrimination: 50%
    21 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
    21 years
  3. Sexual Harassment: 20%
    21 years
  4. Employment: 10%
    21 years

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Contact info

Sweeney & Bechtold, LLC

650 S. Cherry Street
Ste. 610
Denver, CO, 80246

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199508/22/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Most Renowned for Employment Matters--DenverCorporate America Legal Elite2016
Top Attorneys in Colorado5280 Magazine2016
Top 100 LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Top 50 Women LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Super Lawyer: Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Best Lawyers: Litigation--Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers: Employment Law (Individuals)Best Lawyers in America2015
Top 50 Women LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super Lawyer: Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top Attorneys in Colorado5280 Magazine2015
Best for Discrimination ClaimsCorporate America Legal Elite2015
Top 100 LawyerThe National Advocates2015
Top 100 Employment LawyersThe National Advocates2014
Best Lawyers: Litigation--Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyers: Employment Law (Individuals)Best Lawyers in America2014
Super Lawyer: Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 50 Women LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Best Lawyers: Litigation--Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 150 Women in LitigationBenchmark Plaintiff2013
Super Lawyer: Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top 50 Women LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Best Lawyers: Employment Law (Individuals)Best Lawyers in America2013
Super Lawyer: Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year--DenverBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers: Litigation--Labor & EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers: Employment Law (Individuals)Best Lawyers in America2012
Super Lawyer: Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Best Lawyers: Labor/EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers, Labor/EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2010
Super Lawyer: Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super Lawyer: Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super Lawyer: Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super Lawyer: Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Super Lawyer: Employment & LaborSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Outstanding Female GraduateNational Association of Women Lawyers1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSweeney & Bechtold, LLC2008 - Present
PartnerLaFond & Sweeney, LLC1997 - 2008
AssociateLaFond & Sweeney, LLC1995 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Matthew Shepard FoundationBoard of Directors2016 - Present
Faculty of Federal AdvocatesChair of Employment Law Jury Instruction Committee2009 - Present
Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2003 - Present
Faculty of Federal AdvocatesPresident2015 - 2017
Colorado Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionCo-chair2007 - 2009
Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Employment LawSettlement and Mediation2015
The Colorado LawyerFamily Responsibility Discrimination: Enforcing the Rights of Caregivers in the Workplace2012
Denver University Law ReviewTenth Circuit Survey: Employment Law1995
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
California Lutheran UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2016 Employment Law ConferenceMediation Advocacy2016
2015 Employment Law ConferenceEmployment Law Jury Instructions2015
Workplace Discrimination CLEFly on the Wall: What Goes on in the Other Room During a Mediation2014
E-DiscoveryThe Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure2014
Colorado Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section CLEWinning the Summary Judgment Battle2014
2014 Employment Law ConferenceAssociational Discrimination2014
Employment Law Fall UpdateRetaliation in the Workplace2013
2013 Employment Law ConferenceHanding Romantic Relationships in the Workplace2013
Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association LunchThe Effect of Bankruptcy on Employment Law Claims2012
2012 Employment Law ConferenceThe Intersection of Bankruptcy and Employment Law2012
2011 Employment Law ConferenceWar & Peace: Handling Claims of a Current Employee2011
Federal Practice UpdateJury Instructions in Federal Cases2010
Employment Law Practice BasicsDamages in the Employment Discrimination Case2010
Colorado Women's Bar Associate ConventionFamily: The Ties that Bind (but may derail a career)2010
Colorado Bar Association CLEFamily Responsibility Discrimination2010
2010 Employment Law ConferenceThe Attorney's Fee Petition2010
48th Annual Workshop on Transportation LawCivil Rights/Employment Law Update: The Americans with Disabilities Act2009
2009 Employment Law ConferenceHow the ADA Amendments Act Affects You2009
Employment Law: Hot TopicsDamages in the Employment Discrimination Case2008
Employment Law UpdateThe Increasing Power of Stereotyping Claims2008
Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers LunchAssociationBankruptcy Issues in Employment Cases2008
2008 Employment Law ConferenceCurrent Issues in Family Responsibility Discrimination2008
2006 Employment Law ConferenceDo I Need an Expert?2006
2005 Employment Law ConferenceSex-Plus and Other Compound Discrimination Claims2005
Colorado Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section LunchRecurring Discovery Disputes in Employment Cases2003
2003 Employment Law ConferenceSummary Judgment Arguments that Win2003
2002 Employment Law ConferenceProving Non-Economic Damages2002
Employment Law: Advanced Litigation TechniquesLitigating and Proving Damages2001
1999 Employment Law ConferenceEmployer Liability for Supervisory Harassment1999