Christian D. Hammond

Phone: (720) 408-1600 x. 102

Direct/Text: (720) 509-1638

Chris has been an advisor and civil litigator for more than 16 years, focusing his practice primarily on labor and employment law, appeals, and estate planning. His experience in employment law ranges from advising clients on appropriate employment practices and policies to minimize liability, to representing clients in administrative and litigation matters involving issues such as discrimination, wage and hour claims, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, defamation, equal pay, whistle blower, and class actions.  Chris has drafted and reviewed numerous employment agreements, such as non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, severance agreements, executive officer agreements, and confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements.

Additionally, Chris has a successful appellate practice, having briefed and argued more than a dozen appeals in state and federal courts involving a wide range of issues, including: quiet title, due process rights, discrimination, wage and hour, insurance coverage, federal jurisdiction, and family law.  Chris has been a frequent guest speaker on employment law topics for industry professionals, lawyers, and clients.

Following law school, Chris served as a law clerk to Colorado Supreme Court Justice Nathan “Ben” Coats. 

In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, cooking, and traveling. 


Colorado (2002)

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2003)

10th Circuit Court of Appeals (2003)

Sample Published Appellate Decisions:

Camp Bird Colorado, Inc. v. Board of County Commissioners, 215 P.3d 1277 (Colo. App. 2009)

Ellis v. J.R.'s Country Stores, Inc., 779 F.3d 1184 (10th Cir. 2015)

Fox v. California Franchise Tax Board, 443 Fed.Appx. 354 (10th Cir. 2011)

In re Estate of Newton, 313 P.3d 619 (Colo. App. 2011)

In re Marriage of Tognoni, 313 P.3d 655 (Colo. App. 2011)

Jordan v. Safeco Ins. Co., 348 P.3d 443 (Colo. App. 2013)

Pulte Home Corp., Inc. v. Countryside Community Assoc., Inc., 382 P.3d 821 (Colo. 2016) (for Amicus)

Thomas v. FDIC, 255 P.3d 1073 (Colo. 2011)

Uberoi v. City of Boulder, 112 Fed.Appx. 701 (10th Cir. 2004)


Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, J.D. (2002)

- Member, University of Denver Law Review

- Received awards for highest academic performance in torts, federal jurisdiction, and basic criminal procedure

Hampden-Sydney College (Va.), B.A., Political Science and Managerial Economics (1995)

Community Involvement & Affiliations:

Board Member, Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver

Member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, Labor Law Sections

Selected as a Colorado Rising Star in Employment Law in 2012