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James Abrams, Ph.D., J.D. Law Offices of James Abrams

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401 Westwood DriveDenver, CO 80206
Phones: 303-321-6087 (24/7)
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Jim Abrams, has over 30 years experience as an attorney addressing matters involving compensation, wage & hour matters, workplace investigations, terminations, discipline, lay-offs, workers' compensation, all forms of workplace and non-workplace discrimination, whistleblowing, OSHA matters, unemployment compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), drug and alcohol issues, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, cease and desist letters, workplace bullying and incivility,...

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Jim Abrams, has over 30 years experience as an attorney addressing matters involving compensation, wage & hour matters, workplace investigations, terminations, discipline, lay-offs, workers' compensation, all forms of workplace and non-workplace discrimination, whistleblowing, OSHA matters, unemployment compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), drug and alcohol issues, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, cease and desist letters, workplace bullying and incivility, revoked job offers, interference with a job, contract or business relationship, identity theft, notices of intent to sue, defamation, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, employment contracts, and other labor and employment issues arising in the public and private sector. As an experienced trial lawyer, he regularly appears before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He practices nationally.

For more than 16 years, Jim Abrams served as senior labor and employment counsel for Rockwell International as the operator of a nuclear weapons facility and Texaco's exploration and production, refining, marketing and transportation units. As lead investigator in hundreds of workplace investigations, he has the knowledge and experience to advise either management or employees. He has authored a number of articles, been interviewed and quoted by major news organizations including CNN, Fox News, Forbes, ABC, the Denver Post, KHOW radio and other publications and has given multiple presentations on labor and employment law and human resource matters.

Trained by the U.S. Department of Justice and previously serving as Counsel for the Solicitor of Labor, Jim represented a variety of federal agencies including the Wage & Hour Division, OSHA, MSHA, the Employment Standards Administration and the OFCCP. He has appeared with the National Labor Relations Board to prosecute alleged violations of the National Labor Relations Act. Jim has also appeared with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attorneys in federal court to remedy violations of Title VII. Jim served as pro bono counsel to the Visiting Nurse Association for the last 10 years.

Jim Abrams received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma where he was named to the Dean's List. He received his doctorate from the University of Oklahoma Medical Center under the sponsorship of the United States Public Health Service. Jim received his Certified Compensation Professional designation through the American Compensation Association.
At the request of the United States Congress, Jim Abrams has testified on workplace matters. He has been judicially qualified to testify as an expert in employment law. He formerly served on the Colorado Supreme Court's Civil Rules Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Safety Association and the board of the American Corporate Counsel Association, Colorado Chapter.

Jim Abrams has been admitted to practice in the States of Oklahoma and Colorado as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

National Service:

Commander, United States Navy, Medical Department. United States Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps, Centers for Disease Control.

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Representative Cases:

EEOC/Tyler Riley v. Western Trading – United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 1:10-cv-02387-WJM-MJW – Judgment for Plaintiff

Carnation Building Services v. City and County of Denver, et al. – Denver, Colorado District Court, Case Number: 2010CV3923 – Judgment for Plaintiff

Employment and Labor Law – Employer and Employee

• City Personnel Actions / Career Service Hearings
• Pre-disciplinary Hearings
• DORA and Professional Licensing
• Professional Credentialing [medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing, accounting, etc.]
• Davis-Bacon Act
• Service Contract
• Workers' Compensation
• Independent Contractor Disputes
• Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) / Wage and Hour / Overtime
• Unemployment Compensation / Unemployment Benefits
• Non-Compete Agreements
• Notice of Right to Sue
• Workplace Bullying and Mobbing
• Cease and Desist Letters
• Whistleblowing
• Workplace Theft and Security
• Federal Employee Issues and MSPB Hearings
• Office of Special Counsel Proceedings
• Federal Employee EEOC Proceedings
• Labor-Management Relations Issues
• Union Issues
• Reference Checking and Defamation by Prior Employers
• Discharge and Discrimination
• Employee Benefits / Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
• Employment Agreements
• Settlement Agreements
• Severance Agreements
• Bad Employment References
• EEOC Intervention Actions
• Wage and Hour Misclassification
• Failure to Pay Employment Taxes
• Criminal Record Issues
• Ex Offender Rights - Employment Issues Concerning Felony Convictions
• Unemployment Insurance Tax Hearings
• Civil Rights – 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 Proceedings

Accident? Injury? Illness? If any of the following have occurred in your life, please contact us at 303.321.6087.

Catastrophic Injury
Lifecare / Nursing Home Damages
Medicare/Medicaid issues
Hospital/Medical/Insurance Liens
Economic, Non-economic and Impairment Evaluation
Automobile Accidents
Insurance Company Coverage Analysis
Lien Resolution
Accident Analysis by Proven Experts
Product/Drug Liability
Premises Liability
Toxic Mold
Slip and Fall
Industrial or Workplace Accidents, Injuries and Illnesses
Injury Litigation .Complex claims risk analysis.

Let us analyze your case, prepare your documentation and guide you through the legal and medical maze. Each case is unique and requires a tailored approach. Your success is our satisfaction.

Practice Areas

Workplace and Industrial  Accident Investigations; Equipment Failures; Premises Liability; Industrial Toxicology / Chemical Exposure; Investigations / Inspections; Civil Rights - 42 U.S.C. 1983; Discrimination; Quit Tam - False Claims; EEOC Interventions;; Physician Contracts;  Bad References and Cease and Desist Demands; Products Liability; Malpractice; Unemployment Appeals; Unemployment Benefits; Unemployment Hearings; Unemployment; Illnesses from Toxic Mold, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Sick Building Syndrome; Employment Testing; Personal Injury and Automobile Accidents; Hospital Privileges, Credentialing; Independent contractors; Independent contractor tax audits.

Agency Representation

US Department of Labor [USDOL]; Industrial Claims Appeals Office [ICAO]; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); State Personnel Board Proceedings; Wage and Hour Division; Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD); Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE); National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); Denver Anti-discrimination Office (DADO); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE); DORA and Medical, Podiatry, Veterinary, Pharmacy, Nursing Disciplinary Proceedings; State Personnel Board; State Judicial Department; Denver Career Service Authority; Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA); Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB); Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)

Jim Abrams accepts payment with AMEX, Discover, VISA and MC.

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Practice Areas
OSHAWorkplace accidentsIndustrial acidentsEquipmeent failuresPremises liabilityPoisoningsInvestigationsInspectionsIndustrial Clainms Appeals OfficeCivil Rights - 42 U.S.C. 1983Quit Tam - False ClaimsEEOC InterventionsDORA - Medical Podiatry Veterinary Pharmacy NursingPhysician contractsBad references and cease and desist demandsProduct liabilityMalpracticeState Personnel BoardUnemployment appealsUnemployment benefitsUnemployment hearingsUnemployment disqualificationIllnesses from toxic mold, multiple chemical sensitivity and Sick Building SyndromeCar/auto/motor vehicle accidentsAgricultural accidentsPersonal injury accidentsHospital privilegesCredentialingMobbingBullyingWorkplace safety and healthIndependent contractorsIndependent contractor tax auditsHow to file a lawsuitEmployment Law
Pro Bono Activities
Legal Counsel, Visiting Nurses Association
Abrams, Jim (Attorney)
Office Information
401 Westwood Drive
Denver, CO 80206
303-321-6087 (24/7)
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