Iris Lozano


Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8008


[email protected]


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law (2021)
  • Master of Business Administration, Tulane University Freeman School of Business (2004)
  • B.A., University of New Mexico (1996)
    • Psychology

Iris Lozano brings a unique perspective to her clients because she was once one of them.

Having spent more than 15 years leading human resources business divisions and organizations in the manufacturing, financial, high technology, and construction industries, Iris knows how it feels to be on the business side of a dispute. She also understands the tough decisions employers face. In addition to her experience on the HR side of employment matters, she was once a small business owner, having owned and operated an Engineering and STEM Learning Center for children.

It’s because of her experiences Iris has a passion for assisting clients in single-plaintiff actions in federal and state courts. She has assisted in resolving cases arising from employment disputes, discrimination, retaliation claims, traditional labor relations, and alleged employment law violations. In addition, she assists clients in resolving charges brought before state and federal agencies, including charges of discrimination brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD).

Her ability to relate to her clients and personable approach enables her to build true partnerships with them. Clients see she has a genuine interest in solving their legal needs, and her dedication to knowing every nuance of their matter builds confidence and trust.

Prior to Sherman & Howard, Iris was an associate at a large labor and employment defense firm. While in law school, she interned with the Colorado Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and at a Denver area firm. She earned a J.D. Certificate in Corporate and Commercial Law, as well as Workplace Law and an MBA from Tulane University.

Publications & Presentations



  • Employers’ Rights? Ha! Inside the Worst Year Ever at the NLRB
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Seminar | September 29, 2023
  • Employment Law 101 – What We Seem to Have Learned to Forget
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Seminar | October 7, 2022
  • Labor Update: The NLRB Rewrites American Labor Law, One Excruciating Decision at a Time
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Seminar | October 7, 2022
  • Protected Class Laws and Regulations: New Post-Pandemic Challenges for Employers in 2022
    Lorman Webinar | March, 22, 2022

Professional Activities

  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, member
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, member