Steven M. "Steve" Gutierrez

Steven M. "Steve" Gutierrez

Holland & Hart LLP

Recognized since 2013

Denver, Colorado

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Steve advises employers how to attract, incentivize, and retain talent and helps his clients effectively handle the varied challenges of the modern employment relationship.

Steve understands that in today’s competitive landscape employees are one of a company’s greatest assets. He helps companies protect trade-secrets, enforce restrictive covenants and meet with Unions to navigate the complex environment of traditional labor. Steve is also an effective advocate in court, has tried numerous cases before judges and juries, and on appeal, in complex labor and employment matters and other tort litigation.

Steve’s focus is to be practical and cost-effective. Steve has also developed proven solutions that help clients maintain compliance with federal and state laws. Steve’s day-to-day counseling and world-class training for managers, supervisors, and HR professionals on policies and best practices is essential to manage risk in the modern workplace.

Steve's extensive experience providing strategic and tactical counsel in pre-litigation negotiations and resolutions; at hearings for and against emergency injunctive relief; at mediations; and before other administrative bodies, including the NLRB, EEOC, and Colorado Civil Rights Division has saved his clients substantially.

Steve frequently blogs at

Contact & Links
  • 555 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3200
    Denver, CO 80202-3979
  • University of Northern Colorado, BA
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, Colorado Bar Association

Holland & Hart LLP
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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™
  • Named as a leading trusted advisor in the 2008 Corporate Counsel Black Book for Employment Litigation
  • Recognized by Human Resource Executive as one of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Attorneys–Up-and-Comers”
  • Selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers in 2009-2022 for Employment & Labor
  • Listed in Chambers USA for Labor & Employment in 2009-2022
  • Recognized as one of the Leading Employment Lawyers in the U.S. by Lawdragon in 2011-2022
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Union


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