Justin M. Plaskov

I joined JGM as Of Counsel from Lohf Shaiman Jacobs Hyman & Feiger, PC, where I managed the employment law department. Throughout my career, I have consulted with hundreds of employees from nearly every industry imaginable. While at Lohf Shaiman, I had significant success in obtaining large recoveries for my clients. Representative cases include:

  • Helping former employees of a large annuity company obtain a $20.5 million settlement in a pattern and practice case involving race and sex discrimination and retaliation. EEOC et al. v. Jackson National Life Insurance Company et al., Civil Action No. 16-cv-02472-PAB-SKC.
  • Obtaining a $485,000 settlement on behalf of a qui tam plaintiff who was terminated after complaining that his employer was fraudulently selling grenade launchers to the federal government.
  • Winning a jury verdict of nearly $15 million on behalf of seven low wage earners, who worked sorting mail for a private federal contractor. Camara, et. al. v. Matheson Trucking, Inc., et.al., 12-CV-03040 (D.Colo. 2015).
  • Representing an employee in a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and obtaining a summary judgment ruling in favor of our client. This is one of few summary judgments entered in favor of a discrimination plaintiff in the entire United States. Cole v. Weatherford Int’l, LLC, No. 14-CV-1115 (D. Colo. June 23, 2015).

In addition to litigation, I consult with clients to help them negotiate severance agreements and non-competition agreements and have extensive experience in executive consulting. I have specialized expertise in non-competes, confidentiality agreements, trade secret agreements, and non-solicitation agreements.

Outside of the employment law context, I represent individuals who need assistance with wills and trusts; estate planning litigation; property disputes, including quiet title actions; breach of contract; construction defect; and a number of other legal claims and needs.

I also represent businesses who need assistance with litigation, business disputes, administrative proceedings, corporate documents, and employment law specific documents (including employee handbooks, employee contracts, and employment law policies).

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Will, Trusts, Estates
  • Property Law
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • State of Colorado, 2012
  • D. Colorado, 2012
  • State of Wyoming, 2015
  • E.D. Missouri, 2020

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
  • Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona

Other

  • Colorado PELA 2016 Case of the Year Award
  • Identified as a “Promising Start” in CU law school publication
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award 2018
  • Author, Geothermal’s Prior Appropriation Problem, 83 U. Colo. L. Rev. 257 (2011)
  • Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, February 20, 2012 – Present
  • Denver Bar Association, August 1, 2012 – Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, January 6, 2011 – Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, November 5, 2012 – Present