Laura Wolf


Laura-WolfPhone: 303–578-4400

Fax: 303–578-4401

Email: lw@rmlawyers.com

LEGAL AND COMMUNITY ADVOCACY
Laura Wolf is an attor­ney at Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC. Her prac­tice includes advo­cat­ing on behalf of indi­vid­u­als suf­fer­ing from abuses of their civil rights, includ­ing minors suf­fer­ing from the vio­la­tion of their rights by school offi­cials, per­sons whose lib­er­ties are lost at the hands of the police and other gov­ern­ment offi­cials, and employ­ees fac­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion in the work­place. Prior to join­ing Rathod Mohamedb­hai, Laura served as a judi­cial clerk for the Hon­or­able R. Brooke Jack­son on the United States Dis­trict Court for the Dis­trict of Col­orado. Laura grad­u­ated cum laude from Har­vard Law School in May 2013.

Laura has devoted her career to advo­cat­ing for indi­vid­u­als suf­fer­ing from abuses of their civil rights. In her first case with the firm, Laura helped secure a nearly $4,000,000 jury ver­dict on behalf of a woman who had been sex­u­ally assaulted by her employer, secur­ing legal vic­to­ries on numer­ous mat­ters of first impres­sion. Laura’s legal brief­ing resulted in the client secur­ing an addi­tional $2.1 mil­lion judg­ment in puni­tive damages.

In addi­tion to her court­room skills, Laura has uti­lized her legal acu­men to secure size­able set­tle­ments and sig­nif­i­cant pol­icy changes on behalf of her clients. Laura’s work on a sys­temic race dis­crim­i­na­tion case against the Fort Collins Police Depart­ment resulted in the cre­ation of an inde­pen­dent Equal Employ­ment Oppor­tu­nity Office for use by any offi­cer impacted from dis­crim­i­na­tion in the work­place, as well as an agree­ment that the city would work towards achiev­ing a work­force reflect­ing the diver­sity of the com­mu­nity it serves. In a case against a pri­vate employer, Laura was able to achieve the restora­tion of reli­gious rights in the work­place after rep­re­sent­ing approx­i­mately 140 indi­vid­ual employ­ees in their Title VII dis­crim­i­na­tion claims. Laura’s active role in sex­ual assault cases on school cam­puses has resulted in sig­nif­i­cant changes to the report­ing and inves­ti­ga­tion of sus­pected child abuse by K12 schools within the state of Colorado.

Laura is active within the larger legal com­mu­nity, serv­ing on the Board of the Lawyers’ Civil Rights Coali­tion and the Rocky Moun­tain Vic­tim Law Cen­ter (“RMvlc”). In her role as Vice Chair of the RMvlc Board, Laura helps to ensure the orga­ni­za­tion can con­tinue to serve the needs of the many crime vic­tims it inter­acts with each day, includ­ing vic­tims of domes­tic vio­lence, sex­ual assault, and stalk­ing. As a mem­ber of the Col­orado Women Bar Association’s Pub­lic Pol­icy Com­mit­tee, Laura has actively taken part in draft­ing the Equal Pay for Equal Work bill that has been intro­duced in the 2019 leg­isla­tive ses­sion. Laura is also work­ing to expand access to the civil rights com­mu­nity here in Col­orado through her role as the cur­rent CBA Civil Rights Sec­tion Chair. Laura has led the charge in plan­ning numer­ous CLE pro­grams regard­ing immi­gra­tion, employ­ment, and dis­abil­ity rights, orga­niz­ing a Meet & Greet event for law stu­dents and lawyers look­ing to prac­tice in civil rights, and vol­un­teer­ing for and pro­mot­ing the new Fed­eral Pro Se Clinic at the Alfred A. Arraj Cour­t­house. Laura has been admit­ted to the 2019 class of COBALT, an inter­ac­tive lead­er­ship train­ing pro­gram designed specif­i­cally for lawyers with demon­strated lead­er­ship skills and com­mit­ment to the legal community.

NOTABLE PUBLIC SETTLEMENTS & VERDICTS
Prairie Mid­dle School Stu­dents v. Cherry Creek School Dis­trict (sex­ual assault in edu­ca­tion) — $11,500,000 set­tle­ment
Wil­son v. Paul­ing, et al., 2013cv35298, (Den­ver Dist. Ct. 2013) (sex­ual assault and employ­ment dis­crim­i­na­tion) — $3,982,136 jury ver­dict
Said Ali, et al. v. Cargill Meat Solu­tions & Team­sters Local No. 455 (reli­gion, race, and national ori­gin dis­crim­i­na­tion) — $1,653,000 set­tle­ment
Estate of Andrew Byrd v. City of Pueblo (exces­sive force, offi­cer shoot­ing) — $600,000 set­tle­ment
Araujo, et al. v. City of Fort Collins, et al., 16-cv-00966-RBJ (D. Colo. 2016) (sys­temic race and national ori­gin dis­crim­i­na­tion) — $425,000 set­tle­ment
Con­tr­eras, et al. v. Rent-Rite Super Kegs West, et al., 16-cv-01737-CBS (D. Colo. 2016) (wage theft; race and national ori­gin dis­crim­i­na­tion) — $200,000 settlement

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
• Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Civil Rights Sec­tion Chair (2018–2019), Trea­surer (2017–2018)
• Lawyers’ Civil Rights Coali­tion, Board Mem­ber
• Rocky Moun­tain Vic­tim Law Cen­ter, Vice Chair of Board of Direc­tors
• Col­orado Women’s Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Pub­lic Pol­icy Com­mit­tee
• Col­orado Lawyers Com­mit­tee – Young Lawyers Divi­sion, Fundrais­ing Com­mit­tee
• Col­orado Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion
• Col­orado Women Trial Lawyers Net­work
• Den­ver Bar Association

ACADEMIC LECTURING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
• Lit­i­ga­tion Sharks v. Medi­a­tion Jets, CBA ADR & YLD, Panel on the Pros and Cons of Lit­i­ga­tion as Com­pared to Medi­a­tion (Feb­ru­ary 2019)
• Dead­lines & Admin­is­tra­tive Exhaus­tion of Employ­ment Claims, National Employ­ment Lawyers’ Asso­ci­a­tion, Annual Con­ven­tion (June 2018)
• Admin­is­tra­tive Exhaus­tion of Employ­ment Retal­i­a­tion Claims, Col­orado Trial Lawyers’ Asso­ci­a­tion, Employ­ment Law Sem­i­nar (June 2018)
• Trans­gen­der Rights & Admin­is­tra­tive Exhaus­tion Under Title VII, Employ­ment Dis­crim­i­na­tion, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Law School (April 2018)
• #MeToo: The Cycle of a Sex­ual Harass­ment Claim, Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion (Novem­ber 2017)
LINC Nav­i­ga­tor Train­ing, Rocky Moun­tain Vic­tim Law Cen­ter (Octo­ber 2017)
• Patri­archy & Domes­tic Vio­lence, Domes­tic Vio­lence Sem­i­nar, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Law School (Sep­tem­ber 2017)
• Gen­der and Gen­er­a­tional Dynam­ics in the Legal Pro­fes­sion, Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, CLE Unplugged (August 2017)
• Reli­gion in the Work­place, PELA Annual Retreat (August 2017)
• The Equal Pro­tec­tion Clause and Alien Sta­tus, Con­sti­tu­tional Law, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Law School (March 2017)
• Use of Elec­tronic Evi­dence in the Employ­ment Law Case, CBA Employ­ment Law Fall Update: Key Strate­gies for Your Prac­tice (Novem­ber 2016)
• Advo­cat­ing the Case: Inves­ti­gat­ing Claims, Inter­view­ing Wit­nesses, and Obtain­ing Doc­u­men­ta­tion, PELA CTLA Employ­ment Law 101 CLE (Sep­tem­ber 2016)
• Uti­liz­ing the Unem­ploy­ment Insur­ance Appli­ca­tion Process as a Tool for Dis­cov­ery, PELA Annual Retreat 2016 Lunch Round­table (August 2016)
• Nav­i­gat­ing and Using the Numer­ous Aspects of Colorado’s Legal Sys­tem, Col­orado Advo­cacy In Action Con­fer­ence (June 2016)
• Refugees in Col­orado Panel Speaker, CU President’s Lead­er­ship Class Alumni Event (April 2016)
• Resur­gent NLRB Finds Employ­ees Chilled by Com­mon Lan­guage in Arbi­tra­tion Agree­ments and Employer Poli­cies, Boul­der County Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Brown Bag (March 2016)
• Vin­di­cat­ing Employee Rights Using Com­mon Law Torts and the State Court Sys­tem, PELA Brown Bag (Feb­ru­ary 2016)
• Employ­ment Law Practicum, Red Rocks Com­mu­nity Col­lege (Fall Semes­ter 2015)

REPRESENTATIVE CASES
Prairie Mid­dle School Stu­dents v. Cherry Creek School Dis­trict (Edu­ca­tion) (2018)
United States v. Glaub, 16-cr-184 (D. Colo. 2016), 17–1182 (10th Cir. 2017) (First Amend­ment)
East High School Cheer­lead­ers v. Den­ver Pub­lic Schools (Edu­ca­tion) (2017)
Estate of Andrew Byrd v. City of Pueblo (Exces­sive Force – Offi­cer Shoot­ing) (2017)
McFad­den, et al. v. Meeker Hous­ing Author­ity, et al., 16-cv-2304 (D. Colo. 2016) (Dis­abil­ity Dis­crim­i­na­tion in Hous­ing, Retal­i­a­tion)
Araujo, et al. v. City of Fort Collins, et al., 16-cv-00966-RBJ (D. Colo. 2016) (Sys­temic Race and National Ori­gin Dis­crim­i­na­tion, Retal­i­a­tion)
Con­tr­eras, et al. v. Rent-Rite Super Kegs West, et al., 16-cv-01737-CBS (D. Colo. 2016) (Race and National Ori­gin Dis­crim­i­na­tion, Wage Theft)
Said Ali, et al. v. Cargill Meat Solu­tions & Team­sters Local No. 455 (Reli­gion, Race, and National Ori­gin Dis­crim­i­na­tion) (2016)
Wil­son v. Paul­ing, et al., 2013cv35298, (Den­ver Dist. Ct. 2013) (Assault, Bat­tery, Inten­tional Inter­fer­ence with Con­tract, and Employ­ment Discrimination)

AWARDS
• Col­orado Ris­ing Star, Employ­ment Lit­i­ga­tion – 2018, 2019

LANGUAGES
• French – proficient

BAR ADMISSIONS
• Col­orado
• U.S. Dis­trict Court for the Dis­trict of Col­orado
• Tenth Cir­cuit Court of Appeals