Taylor Volkman

A native of Denver, Colorado, Taylor Volkman is a passionate and tenacious advocate for employee rights, bringing a robust background in employment law, civil rights litigation, and compliance investigations to vigorously fight for the dignity and fair treatment of workers.

Earning his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Colorado, Taylor then went on to attend University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he stood out among his classmates. While in Law School, Taylor was honored for his legal writing skills, winning the Reese Persuasive Writing Award and a Scholastic Excellence Award for the highest grade in his legal writing course.  Taylor also worked as a part of served in the University of Denver’s Civil Rights Clinic. There he represented incarcerated individuals and authored amicus curiae briefs filed in various federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. After graduating, Taylor worked for more than two years as an attorney at a Colorado-based law firm representing Plaintiffs in employment and civil rights cases. Taylor then served the State of Colorado as a Senior Compliance Investigator leading complex investigations into systemic violations of employee rights. His professional and academic experiences demonstrate Taylor’s continued commitment to justice and equity.

Taylor finds immense fulfillment in advocating for employees who have faced workplace injustices, as his own extensive employment history instilled in him a deep respect for the dignity of working people and the vital role fair treatment plays in their lives. Accordingly, Taylor is highly motivated to vigorously vindicate the rights of those wronged and secure the compensation they deserve. If you are facing workplace inequity, discrimination, or unfair treatment, contact Taylor today for a confidential consultation to discuss your situation.

Beyond his advocacy, Taylor is an adventurous spirit who enjoys snowboarding, biking and almost anything else where he can appreciate the outdoors. You can also find Taylor indoors, watching basketball, reading, or doing a jigsaw puzzle with his partner.

Education

  • University of Colorado – B.A. in Political Science
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law – Juris Doctorate

Admissions

  • State of Colorado Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships

  • Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers in Colorado
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Honors

  • 2019 Reese Persuasive Writing Award –University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Public Good Distinction –  University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Scholastic Excellence Award – University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Representative Cases

  • Counsel in Arnold v. Weld Cty. Sch. Dist., 2023 WL 8435960 (D. Colo. Dec. 5, 2023) (Defendants’ motion for summary judgment denied as to employee’s Title VI, VII, and section 1981 claims)
  • Counsel in Breger Bush v. Univ. of Colo., 2020CV32707 (Denver District Court, April 23, 2021) (partially prevailed in a difficult appeal of disciplinary findings against a University professor)
  • Counsel in Plested v. TMS Solutions, 2021CV32572 (Denver District Court, 2021) (obtained ruling that the filing of a frivolous counterclaim against a former employee could constitute unlawful retaliation under Colorado whistleblower statute)
  • Counsel in Cano-Rodriguez v. Adams Sch. Dist., 2021 WL 12141292  (D. Colo. July 23, 2021) (Defendants’ motion for summary judgment denied as to employee’s Title VII and section 1981 claims)
  • Counsel in Rosenblum v. Budd, et al, 2022CA393 (Colo. App. Aug. 3, 2023) (represented Defendant, a progressive political activist sued by a city council candidate, and partially prevailed in one of the first appeals arising under Colorado’s anti-SLAPP statute)
  • Counsel in Reynolds v. Flynn, et al, No. 21-cv-01154 2022 WL 252327 (D. Colo. Jan. 27, 2022) (motion to dismiss denied as to procedural due process claims against two county Sheriffs)
  • Student Attorney in Chapman v. Santini, 805 Fed. App’x 548 (10th Cir. 2020) (affirming denial of Defendants’ motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity concerning Eighth Amendment claims)
  • Student Attorney for amicus curiae in Hamner v. Burls, 141 S.Ct. 611 (2020) (authored amicus brief supporting incarcerated civil rights litigant’s petition for certiorari in a case implicating qualified immunity procedure)
  • Student Attorney for amicus curiae in Bailey-Snyder v. United States, 140 S. Ct. 847 (2020) (authored amicus brief supporting incarcerated civil rights litigant’s petition for certiorari in Sixth Amendment case)
  • Student Attorney for amicus curiae in Seth v. District of Columbia, 813 Fed. App’x 611 (D.C. Cir. 2020) (authored amicus brief supporting incarcerated civil rights litigant’s ADA and Rehabilitation Act claims)

Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employee Rights
  • Wage Laws
  • Class Action