With his blend of legal expertise and practical common sense, Ted has long been recognized as the “lawyer’s lawyer” in labor and employment law. He graduated first in his law school class at the University of Colorado, where he later taught employment discrimination law as an adjunct professor. In 2006, he was inducted as a Fellow into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a national organization of labor and employment attorneys that recognizes the elite practitioners in the field from across the country. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for over 20 years, as well as in Chambers USA, and Colorado Super Lawyers. He was Chair of the Colorado Bar Association’s Labor Law Committee, and served as Chair of Sherman & Howard’s Labor and Employment Law Department for more than twelve years.
As Senior Counsel to the Labor and Employment Law Department, Ted now counsels with attorneys and clients on complex legal matters that call for his more than 35 years of real world experience — for example, providing clients with an immediate action plan in response to a workplace violence incident, performing statistical analyses of anticipated workforce reductions, counseling clients on steps to minimize legal risk in major downsizings, developing litigation strategies to defeat class and collective actions, strategizing defense theories and plans in trials and appeals, performing due diligence on labor and employment law matters in mergers and acquisitions, and counseling on disability access questions. If a Sherman & Howard client has a complex problem that involves an employer and employees, Ted’s legal and practical expertise is available.