Joseph “Joe” Hunt
Joseph “Joe” Hunt

Associate

Phone: 303.299.8302

Fax: 303.298.0940

jhunt@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Louisa Boyte
303.299.8444

Areas of Emphasis

Labor & Employment

Employment Litigation

Labor Relations

Workplace Counseling

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Yale University

Joseph “Joe” Hunt focuses his practice on employment advice and litigation. He is a go-to attorney for matters related to antidiscrimination statutes, unfair labor practices, accommodations in the workplace, wage and hour issues, and contract disputes. He also regularly represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.

As an advisor, Joe helps employers navigate laws and regulations governing all aspects of the employment relationship, including policies and agreements, pay and benefits, hiring, investigations, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and discipline and terminations.

Having served as corporate counsel at a Fortune 200 telecommunications company, Joe possesses an insider’s perspective on the issues and challenges that arise in the workplace. With his combined legal and business experience, Joe takes a straightforward approach to counseling management and human resources personnel and provides both practical and strategic advice. In addition, Joe regularly speaks and writes on recent developments in labor and employment law, focusing on Colorado legislation and antidiscrimination statutes.

Representative Matters
  • Won dismissal of claims for defamation, intentional interference with contract, and civil conspiracy for a banking institution and multiple individual defendants
  • Served as trial counsel in a two-week jury trial involving claims of disability discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, achieving out-of-court resolution before the jury reached a verdict
  • Represented a large national trucking carrier in class actions concerning alleged violations of state wage and hour laws in two different states involving hundreds of class members
  • Successfully negotiated settlements in numerous matters involving sexual harassment and discrimination claims, charges of unfair labor practices, failure to accommodate allegations, and noncompetition disputes
  • Represented clients ranging from individuals to small businesses to large corporations in numerous alternative dispute resolution proceedings, achieving successful and reasonable resolutions
  • Obtained dozens of “no cause findings” for a client facing discrimination charges by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and other administrative agencies from across the country
  • Successfully defended against a petition to compel arbitration under a collective bargaining agreement in federal court, resulting in the union’s removal of its petition with prejudice
Professional Activities

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Executive Council of the Labor & Employment Section of the Colorado Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, ACCESS Housing, Inc.
Publications and Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Developments in Accommodation Law: Disability and Religion
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2019
  • Complex Investigations
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2018
  • Background Checks: Trouble If You Do And Trouble If You Don’t!
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference Agenda
    May 2016