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Strategic. Thorough. Thoughtful.

"You won't find another attorney quite like Jim."

One entry among over 150 reviews.


  • Employment, Disability, Housing, Education and Public Accommodation Discrimination Law

  • Personal Injury

  • Auto Accidents

  • Mediation Representation


  • Discrimination Law  

  • Wrongful Discharge Law

  • Unemployment Benefits

  • Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Representation

  • Auto, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents



Jim has received over 200 five-star reviews. He’s also the recipient of the Client Champion and Client’s Choice Awards.


Thoughtful, creative and thorough, Jim Abrams is an experienced attorney addressing every area of labor and employment law.  He has represented corporate, private and government clients.  His government clients included the Occupational Safety and Health Administration - OSHA, the Employment Standards Administration - Wage and Hour Division and the Employment Training Administration. Jim also obtained his Compensation Certification from the American Compensation Association. His other practice areas include proceedings under the Department of Regulatory Agencies, State Personnel Board proceedings, discrimination, wrongful discharge and unemployment law. Jim also frequently represents clients in general civil and personal injury litigation.


Jim has over three decades of experience in the public sector as a former federal prosecutor and in the private sector as former corporate counsel to Rockwell International and Texaco.  He is now an attorney in private practice. Jim has participated in thousands of cases during his career.


Jim received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. He was the recipient of a United States Public Health Service Traineeship. He received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma where he was named to the Dean’s List.


Jim was trained at the United States Department of Justice.  Jim also served as a United States Navy Commander in the Navy’s Medical Department and served with the Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) and Prevention as an officer in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Jim has a broad-based practice including such areas as:

  • Employment and Labor

  • Civil Rights

  • Race Discrimination

  • Gender/Sex Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination

  • National Origin Discrimination - Creed, Ethnicity, Alienage, Color

  • Age Discrimination

  • Equal Pay Act Discrimination

  • Disability Discrimination

  • Religion Discrimination

  • Housing Discrimination

  • Education Discrimination

  • Public Accommodation Discrimination

  • Fatality Investigations

  • Federal Agency Disputes

  • Defamation

  • Unemployment Compensation

  • Fair Labor Standards Act & Colorado Wage Claim Act matters involving overtime, minimum wage, other compensation issues and unpaid meal and rest breaks.

  • Retaliation

  • Employment Contracts & Agreements

  • False Imprisonment

  • Instructions on how to file a lawsuit

  • Trespass and nuisance litigation

  • Slander

  • Whistleblower Claims

  • City Personnel / Career Service Actions

  • State Personnel Board Actions

  • Professional Licensing and Credentialing - Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Accounting and all other professional licenses subject to the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)

  • Davis-Bacon Act

  • Service Contract Act

  • Independent Contractor and Worker Misclassification Disputes

  • Non-Compete Agreements

  • Workplace Theft, Security and Threat Assessment

  • Workplace Violence

  • NLRB / Labor-Management & Union Issues

  • Reference Checking and Defamation by Prior Employers

  • Employee Benefits / Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

  • Settlement Agreements

  • Severance Agreements

  • Employment Agreements

  • Unemployment Insurance Audits and Tax Hearings

  • Pre-Disciplinary Hearings

  • Workplace Bullying and Mobbing

  • Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) Hearings

  • Office of Special Counsel Proceedings

  • Negative Employment References and Cease and Desist Demands

  • EEOC Intervention Actions

  • Failure to Pay Employment Taxes

  • Employment and Criminal Record Issues

  • Ex-Offender Rights - Employment Issues Concerning Felony Convictions

  • Civil Rights - 42 U.S.C. Sections 1981 and 1983 Proceedings

  • Auto Accidents

  • Bicycle, Scooter and Motorcycle Accidents

  • Equipment Failures

  • Hospital Privileges

  • Physician Contracts

  • Premises Liability

  • Product Liability

  • Qui Tam  - False Claims

  • Unemployment Appeals

  • Unemployment Benefits

  • Unemployment Compensation Hearings 

  • Workplace and Industrial Accident Investigations & Inspections

  • Industrial Toxicology / Chemical Exposure

  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Sick Building Syndrome

  • Employment Testing

Some of the statutes and agencies with which Jim has had extensive experience include:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Colorado Wage Claim Act [Unpaid Wages)

  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

  • Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991

  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Americans With Disabilities Act

  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

  • Consumer Credit Protection Act (CPCA)

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

  • Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA)

  • Unemployment or Employment Security  Act  (ESA)

  • Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

  • Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – CDLE

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration – OSHA

  • Colorado Civil Rights Division – CCRD

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – EEOC

  • Department of Regulatory Agencies – DORA

  • Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (11(c))

  • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA)

  • Clean Air Act of 1977 (CAA)

  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA)

  • Energy Reorganization Act of 1978 (ERA)

  • Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 (aka Clean Water Act) (FWPCA)

  • International Safe Container Act of 1977 (ISCA)

  • Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 (PSIA)

  • Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 (STAA)

  • Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 (SDWA)

  • Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1976 (SWDA)

  • Corporate and Criminal Fraud Accountability Act of 2002

  • Title VIII of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX)

  • Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA)

  • Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21)



​​401 Westwood Drive​

Denver, CO  80206

Tel: (303) 321-6087

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