Nathan J. Whitney
Nathan J. Whitney


Phone: 719.448.4014

Fax: 719.635.4576

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Legal Secretary

Heather Kelley

Areas of Emphasis

Labor and Employment

Litigation, Trials and Appeals


  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2007
  • Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, University of Denver, 2003

Nathan Whitney is a Member in Sherman & Howard’s Labor and Employment Group and Litigation, Trials and Appeals Group. Nathan represents clients in a wide range of employment matters, including defense of claims under Title VII, the ADA, and the FMLA. Nathan also has experience representing governmental entities in employment-related matters. Nathan began his career as a prosecutor in Colorado’s Fourth Judicial District where tried numerous cases, including cases of first degree murder.

Professional Activities
  • Admitted Colorado, 2007
  • Board Member, Special Kids Special Families, 2011-2014
Honors and Awards
  • Top Attorney – Employment Law
    Colorado Springs Style Magazine
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
    Super Lawyers
Publications and Presentations


Recent Presentations

  • Obama Era Executive Orders
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2018
  • Independent Contractors in Colorado
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Springs Construction Seminar
    October 2017
  • Garcetti, Franks, and Beyond…
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2017
  • Political Speech and Activity in the Workplace
    Sherman & Howard Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Law Conference
    April 2017
  • Fair Play and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Springs Construction Law Seminar
    November 2016
Previous Experience

Deputy District Attorney, District Attorney’s Office, 4th Judicial District, Colorado Springs, CO, 2007—2011

  • Tried over thirty jury trials including first degree murder, sexual assault, sexual assault on a child, second degree kidnapping, second degree assault, burglary, possession of controlled substance, menacing, and other criminal offenses
  • Member of Special Victims Unit specializing in prosecution of cases involving sexual assault on children, sexual assault, and severe child abuse