Heather Fox Vickles is a proactive and tactical trial lawyer who draws on her decades-long experience to advocate effectively and efficiently for employers in federal, state, and appellate courts and before federal and state government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Colorado Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
Ranked by Chambers USA, Heather is a standout labor and employment litigator known for her extensive trial experience and her skill in leading trial teams. Heather has handled more than 150 labor and employment cases in federal and state courts, trying numerous cases to verdict with an impressive win rate. She has successfully litigated employment disputes ranging from bet-the-company systemic pattern or practice cases pursued by the EEOC and DOL to single-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases. Heather represents employers across the country, having defended clients in 23 states and counting.
Practical and strategic, Heather identifies and implements creative, cost-effective solutions outside of the litigation process when a quick or discreet resolution best serves her clients’ interests. Heather also provides expert advice and counsel to employers of all sizes to ensure compliance with the full range of federal and state employment laws.
Heather led the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group for several years. She is a member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates and the Denver chapter of the Women Presidents Organization, and she is a regular commentator and speaker on employment-related legal issues.