KLN'S PRACTICE

 

Our practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals against corporate and government oppression in the areas of Civil Rights, Employment Law, Criminal Defense, and Pro Bono work.

Civil Rights

 

Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP is committed to the promotion and protection of civil rights.  We represent clients in various areas of civil rights litigation including:

 

  • Enforcement of constitutional and civil rights for all people

  • Protection against excessive force or invasions of privacy by governmental actors against anyone

  • Discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity

  • Retaliation for expressed opposition to discrimination

  • Discrimination in employment

  • Discrimination in public accommodations such as restaurants, hotels, and other businesses

  • The constitutional rights to freedom of speech, association and religion

  • The constitutional rights of prisoners to be free from cruel and unusual punishment

Criminal Defense

 

Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP represents individuals accused of any criminal conduct. Cases include the representation of persons arrested during political protests who are exercising their civil liberties to the chagrin of police and prosecutorial authorities, as well as individuals facing the death penalty, those accused of financial and white collar crimes, and any and all federal, state, or local criminal charges both at the trial and appellate levels. 

 

We are committed to preservation and promotion of the constitutional rights of the accused and the highest quality defense. We carry a criminal case load consisting of indigent defendants as well as those who retain our services.

Employment Law

 

Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP represents employees and former employees who have suffered illegal treatment at the hands of their employers, including:

 

  • Discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity

  • Retaliation for expressed opposition to discrimination

  • Wrongful termination in violation of public policy and representation of Whistleblowers

  • Breach of contract and/or promissory estoppel

  • Breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing

  • Intentional interference with contract and/or prospective business advantage

  • Fraud and/or negligent misrepresentation or omission

  • Violations of workplace privacy

  • Outrageous conduct

  • Wage Theft

  • Qui Tam

Pro Bono

 

Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP is consistently recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court and others for its outstanding commitment to representing underdogs, regardless of their ability to pay. Our pro bono work ranges from representing men illegally imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to teaching jury selection techniques to attorneys across the nation who are fighting against the death penalty. Our KLN Pro Bono Immigration Fellow, Eleanor Wedum, is currently working to protect the rights of detained immigrants at the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia--read more about her work at her blog. We frequently provide pro bono representation on behalf of Coloradans who face resistance when exercising their First Amendment rights.

 

Pro bono work is central to the mission of Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP and is essential to preserving the rights and liberties guaranteed to us all.

 

The Odd Fellows Hall • 1543 Champa Street, Suite 400 • Denver, CO 80202

303-571-1000 (phone) • 303-571-1001 (fax) • www.kln-law.com

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