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Ms. Smith devotes over half of her lawyer time to representing clients in employment related disputes, and providing other employment related legal services. Ms. Smith focuses her employment litigation practice on representing executive and professional personnel. Many of Ms. Smith’s employment litigation cases involve some aspect of business litigation or whistleblower retaliation litigation. Ms. Smith also represents low-wage workers in cases where overt sexual harassment is involved, or where there are significant public policy issues in play. From time to time, if circumstances warrant, Ms. Smith represents employers, and she frequently advises and assists employers with pro-active measures designed to prevent employment litigation in the first instance.


The scope of Ms. Smith’s employment law services includes:

  • Drafting Employment Contracts and Employment Policies
  • Internal Investigations
  • Settlement/Severance Negotiations
  • Representing Clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Trials
  • Appeals

Ms. Smith has successfully represented clients in connection with litigation arising under federal and state statutes including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA)
  • The False Claims Act (FCA)
  • Sarbarnes-Oxley (SOX)
  • The Dodd-Frank Act
  • The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA)
  • The Colorado Uniform Trade Secret Act (CUTSA)
  • The Colorado Wage Act (CWA)
  • Colorado’s “Luring” (Fraudulent Hiring) Statute, C.R.S. § 8-2-104
  • Colorado’s “Lifestyle Discrimination” Statute, C.R.S. § 24-34-402.5
  • Colorado’s Non-Competition Agreement Statute, C.R.S. § 8-2-113

Ms. Smith has also successfully represented clients by asserting the following common law claims:

  • Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy
  • Breach of Express or Implied Contract
  • Breach of Express or Implied Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing
  • Promissory Estoppel
  • Intentional Interference with Contract or Prospective Business Relations
  • Breach of Duty of Loyalty
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Fraud
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Ms. Smith brings energy, passion and skill to all employment law matters she handles. Her knowledge and experience is matched by her unwavering commitment to her clients, who have characterized her as “highly responsive, detail oriented, systematic, straight shooting, sharp and tough,” and “righteous, compassionate and morally driven,” with an “incredible work ethic, confident demeanor, and capable mind.” Over the years, Ms. Smith has enjoyed great success advocating for victims of workplace discrimination and harassment, and for whistleblowers. Ms. Smith has helped many grateful clients get their careers back on track after employer wrongdoing derailed them, obtaining millions in recovery for employees and whistleblowers across the country. Her accomplishments include obtaining what are believed to be the two the largest settlements in single plaintiff employment cases in Colorado history. Ms. Smith takes great pride in her work and enjoys “doing well by doing the right thing.” If you are in need of a top-notch employment lawyer, CONTACT US to determine Ms. Smith’s availability and to schedule an initial consultation.

1624 Market Street, Suite 202
Denver, CO, 80202

Tel (303) 876-0575
56 Road L, P.O. Box 601
Silverthorne, CO, 80498

Tel (303) 876-0575

Additional offices for meetings available in:
Boulder; Broomfield/Interlocken; Cherry Creek; Aurora; Downtown Denver; Denver Tech Center; Golden/ Lakewood; Littleton; Louisville and Park Meadows/Highlands Ranch

Disclaimer: Nothing in this website is intended in any way to form an attorney-client relationship or other contract. It is designed solely to provide general information about the practice at the Law Offices of Elizabeth “Booka” Smith. Be mindful of any deadlines you have approaching that relate to your legal situation, and make sure you meet them. The Law Offices of Elizabeth “Booka” Smith does not assume any responsibility for advice given regarding any aspect of your case until you have a signed legal services agreement engaging the firm’s representation. Though the Law Offices of Elizabeth “Booka” Smith may provide a free initial consultation, the firm retains complete discretion in every case to decide whether or not to take your case. The Law Offices of Elizabeth “Booka” Smith makes no guarantees, warranties, or predictions about your case, and past success of Booka Smith or the firm does not ensure the results will be the same.