Andrew W. Volin


Phone: 303.299.8268

Fax: 303.298.0940


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Legal Secretary

Cheryl Witt

Areas of Emphasis

Labor and Employment


  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law, 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1986

Andrew Volin helps employers provide fair treatment to their workforce. Having been with Sherman & Howard for over 25 years, he advises and defends private sector employers and their management in disputes involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour law. Andy previously served as the Management side co-chair of the Labor and Employment section of the Colorado Bar Association, and has been a contributing author to the Colorado Bar Association’s The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law since 2001.

Representative Matters
  • Treat v. [Employer], 2008 WL 501442 (D. Colo. 2008 )(granting summary judgment in favor of employer in case alleging disability discrimination and retaliation, and FMLA interference and retaliation, and taxing costs of over $17,000 against employee-plaintiff).
  • Ramsey et al. v. [Employer], No. 2002 CV 3061, Adams County District Court (awarding employer over $200,000 in attorneys fees and costs against group of employees who sued claiming unpaid wages), aff’d and remanded for award of addt’l fees, No. 06 CA 0150 (Colo. App.), cert. denied, No. 07 SC 541 (Colorado October 9, 2007).
  • Ramsey v. [Employer], No. 2004 CV 2756, Adams County District Court (dismissing, on the basis of res judicata, wrongful discharge claim filed by former employee who had also filed multi-plaintiff wage claim action against employer), aff’d, No. 05 CA 2524 (Colo. App.), cert. denied, No. 07 SC 312 (Colorado July 16, 2007).
  • Kennedy v. [Employer], 148 P.3d 385 (Colo. App. 2006) (affirming award to employer of approximately $240,000 in attorney fees and costs against employee-plaintiff and her attorney as a result of the dismissal of a wrongful discharge case found to be preempted by federal labor law).
  • Kennedy v. [Supervisor], 273 F.3d 1293 (10th Cir. 2001)(stating supervisor had made a “very strong” case for preemption by federal labor law of state law wrongful discharge claims and was free to refile motion to dismiss in state court).
  • Coleman v. [Employer], No. 04-CV-00683 (D. Colo. 2005)(granting summary judgment in favor of employer in case alleging discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation under ADEA and Title VII, as well as state law claims against individual).
  • Jarvis v. [Employer], 985 F.2d 1419 (10th Cir. 1993) (affirming summary judgment in “hybrid 301″ Labor Management Relations Act dispute).
Professional Activities
  • Management-side co-chair of the Labor and Employment section of the Colorado Bar Association, 2006-2008
  • Member, Legal Advisory Board, Colorado Civil Justice League, 2007-present
  • President of the Board, Community Housing Services, Inc. (non-profit agency), 2005-present
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2008
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Colorado School of Law, various years
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Recipient, 2008 Colorado Civil Justice League Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America,  2012-present
  • Listed in  Colorado Super Lawyers
Publications and Presentations
  • Editor, HR Specialist Colorado Employment Law, 2008
  • Contributing Author, The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law, 2001-present
  • Contributing Author, Senior Law Handbook (chapter on employment laws), various years