Siddhartha H. Rathod

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Phone: 303–578-4400

Fax: 303–578-4401

Email: sr@rmlawyers.com

Sid­dhartha is a part­ner at Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC, whose prac­tice areas include civil rights, employ­ment law, and crim­i­nal defense.  Sid­dhartha is also a mem­ber of the Guan­tanamo Bay, Cuba habeas lit­i­ga­tion team, rep­re­sent­ing five detainees from Yemen.  Sid­dhartha has been a fac­ulty mem­ber for the National Insti­tute of Trial Advo­cacy since 2011 and is Adjunct Fac­ulty at the Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado School of Law. 

Mil­i­tary Services

Prior to mov­ing to Col­orado Sid­dhartha served as a Cap­tain in the United States Marine Corps.  Mr. Rathod was sta­tioned in Iwakuni, Japan and was the unit rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Cobra Gold 2003 Bangkok, Thai­land Inter­na­tional Peace Keep­ing Sum­mit and Foal Eagle 2003 Seoul, Korea Plan­ning Conference.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Employ­ment Law
  • 30% Civil Rights
  • 20% Crim­i­nal Defense

Bar Admis­sions

  • Col­orado
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court Dis­trict of Colorado

Edu­ca­tion

  • Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado School of Law, Boul­der, Colorado
  • Miami Uni­ver­sity, Oxford, Ohio
    • Major: Eco­nom­ics
    • Major: Man­age­ment
  • Queen’s Uni­ver­sity of Belfast, Belfast, North­ern Ireland
  • Uni­ver­sity of Lim­er­ick, Lim­er­ick, Repub­lic of Ireland

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Cases

  • Blair v. Resort Man­age­ment Group, L.L.C., 13-cv-01298 (Title VII Gen­der Dis­crim­i­na­tion and Retaliation)
  • Car­pen­ter v. Cen­tu­rylink Inc., 13-cv-032401 (Wrong­ful Dis­charge in Vio­la­tion of Pub­lic Policy)
  • Green-Tillman v. Head To Toe Inc., et al., 13-cv-031094 (Neg­li­gent Reten­tion and Super­vi­sion and Assault)
  • Peo­ple v. Sain, 13CR00988 (Attempt to Influ­ence a Pub­lic Ser­vant and Harass­ment — Eth­nic Intimidation)
  • Hunter v. City and County of Den­ver, et al., 12-cv-02682 (42 U.S.C. § 1983 Inmate Civil Rights)
  • Mor­gan et al v. Col­orado Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions et al., 12-cv-0936 (42 U.S.C. § 1983 Pris­oner Civil Rights)
  • Peo­ple v. Stevens, 12CR01409 (Pos­ses­sion of a Con­trolled Substance)
  • Ortega et al. v. City and County of Den­ver, et al., 11CV02394-WJM-CBS (42 U.S.C. § 1983 Police Bru­tal­ity and Gov­ern­men­tal Liability)
  • Perry v. Red Peak et al., 11CV01900-WYD-CBS (Fair Hous­ing Act Dis­abil­ity Discrimination)
  • Car­son v. Cen­tura Health Cor­po­ra­tion et al., 11CV02753-RPM-KLM (Title VII Race Dis­crim­i­na­tion and Retaliation)
  • Blake v. 23 LTD et al., 11CV8197 (Title VII Gen­der Dis­crim­i­na­tion and Retaliation)
  • Peo­ple v. Bal­lowe., 09CR50 (First Degree Arson and Third Degree Arson)
  • Peo­ple v. Castillo., 08CR3151 (two counts of Attempted First Degree Mur­der of a Police Offi­cer, two counts of First Degree Assault of a Police Offi­cer, five counts of Sec­ond Degree Assault)
  • Peo­ple v. San­gare., 08CR1261 (Sex Assault – Help­less Victim)
  • Peo­ple v. Cruz., 08CR1092 (Attempted First Degree Mur­der, First Degree Assault and Kidnapping)
  • Peo­ple v. Augus­tus., 08CR2531 (Sec­ond Degree Assault, Men­ac­ing and Child Abuse)
  • Peo­ple v. Fer­nan­dez., 09CR618 (Dis­tri­b­u­tion of a Con­trolled Substance)
  • Peo­ple v. Horn., 09CR5633 (Dis­tri­b­u­tion of a Con­trolled Sub­stance and Pos­ses­sion of a Con­trolled Substance)
  • Peo­ple v. Hob­den., 07CR3281 (Pos­ses­sion of a Con­trolled Substance)

Classes/Seminars

  • Rocky Moun­tain Trial Skills Pro­gram, National Insti­tute for Trial Advo­cacy, 2013, 2012, & 2011
  • Trial Advo­cacy Inter­s­es­sion, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado School of Law, 2013
  • Open Records Requests — Gov­ern­men­tal and Pri­vate Prac­ti­tioner Per­spec­tives, Adams County Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2013
  • Law Enforce­ment and Com­mu­nity Rela­tions, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Den­ver — The Art of Social Jus­tice Con­fer­ence, 2013
  • Fun­da­men­tals of Case Selec­tion, Col­orado Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion & Col­orado Plaintiff’s Employ­ment Law Asso­ci­a­tion, 2013
  • Defend­ing the Not So Inno­cent, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado School of Law – Crim­i­nal Law Clinic, 2013
  • Over­com­ing Bar­ri­ers to Entry in Civil Rights, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado School of Law, 2013
  • Local and National Ben­e­fits of Bar Mem­ber­ship, South Asian Bar Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­orado, 2013
  • Pro­fes­sion­al­ism Panel, Minoru Yasui Amer­i­can Inn of Court, 2012
  • 1983 Munic­i­pal Lia­bil­ity and Qual­i­fied Immu­nity, Uni­ver­sity of Den­ver Stern School of Law, 2012
  • Over­com­ing Bar­ri­ers to Entry in Civil Rights, Uni­ver­sity of Den­ver Stern School of Law, 2012
  • Civil Rights for the Crim­i­nal Defense Attor­ney, Col­orado Pub­lic Defender’s Adams Office, 2012
  • Under­stand­ing Civil Rights, Col­orado Pro­gres­sive Coali­tion, 2012
  • Build­ing Your Case With the Bill of Rights, Fed­eral Prac­tice Series, 2012
  • Pro­fes­sion­al­ism Joint Ori­en­ta­tion, Chief Justice’s Com­mis­sion on the Legal Pro­fes­sion, 2012
  • Suc­cess­fully Nav­i­gat­ing the Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Sys­tem as Plaintiff’s Employ­ment Attor­neys – Rep­re­sent­ing the Victim/Witness of a Crime, Plaintiff’s Employ­ment Law Asso­ci­a­tion Annual Retreat, 2012
  • Hang­ing Your Own Shin­gle CLE – From the Trenches, Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2012
  • Sum­mer Trial Insti­tute, Uni­ver­sity of Wyoming School of Law, 2012
  • Civil Rights for the Crim­i­nal Defense Attor­ney, Col­orado Pub­lic Defender’s Den­ver Office, 2012
  • Amer­i­can Inns of Court, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado School of Law, 2012
  • 10 Do’s and Dont’s of Start­ing a law Firm, Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2012
  • Know Your Civil Rights, Prax(US), 2012
  • Ancil­lary Trial Tac­tics, Uni­ver­sity of Den­ver Stern School of Law, 2011
  • Chal­lenges of Indi­gent Rep­re­sen­ta­tion, Uni­ver­sity of Den­ver Stern School of Law, 2011
  • Nuts and Bolts of Case Man­age­ment, Office of the Col­orado Pub­lic Defender, 2010
  • Indi­gent Rep­re­sen­ta­tion, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado School of Law, 2009

Hon­ors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer Ris­ing Star – Crim­i­nal Defense, 2011 — 2012
  • Gov­er­nor Ralph L. Carr Award, 2011
  • Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Gary L. McPher­son Out­stand­ing Young Lawyer Award, 2009
  • Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado School of Law Edward C. King Award, 2007
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achieve­ment Medal, 2003
  • Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado School of Law W. Elery Wilmarth Memo­r­ial Schol­ar­ship, 2006 — Present
  • Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Law Alumni Schol­ar­ship, 2006 — Present
  • Phi Delta Phi Bal­four Schol­ar­ship, 2006 — Present
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP Paul D. White Schol­ar­ship, 2005 — Present
  • Anheuser-Busch Minoru Yasui Schol­ar­ship, 2005 — Present
  • Kutak Rock LLP Com­mit­ment to Work­place Diver­sity Book Schol­ar­ship, 2005 — Present
  • Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Chancellor’s Diver­sity Grant, 2004 — Present

Pro­fes­sional Asso­ci­a­tions and Memberships

  • National Insti­tute for Trial Advo­cacy, Fac­ulty, 2011 — Present
  • Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Act, Asso­ci­ated Coun­sel, 2012 — Present
  • Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee, 2011 — Present
  • Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Board of Gov­er­nors, 2011 — Present
  • South Asian Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Pres­i­dent, 2011 — Present
  • North Amer­i­can South Asian Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Board Mem­ber, 2011 — Present
  • Fam­ily Tree Inc., Board Mem­ber, 2007 — 2012
  • Col­orado Asian Pacific Amer­i­can Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Board Mem­ber, 2009 — Present
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, 2006 — Present
  • Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2007 — Present
  • Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Lead­er­ship Train­ing Pro­gram (COBALT), Class of 2010, Pro­gram Com­mit­tee, 2010 — 2011
  • Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Foun­da­tion Fel­low, 2010 — Present
  • Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Mem­ber­ship Com­mit­tee, 2010 — Present
  • Den­ver Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2007 — Present
  • Col­orado Crim­i­nal Defense Bar, 2010 — Present
  • Col­orado Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion, 2010 — Present
  • Plaintiff’s Employ­ment Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion, 2010 — Present
  • National Asso­ci­a­tion for the Advance­ment of Col­ored Peo­ple, 2011 — Present
  • Vet­er­ans – Jail Diver­sion & Trauma Recov­ery Pro­gram, Advi­sory Coun­sel, 2008 — 2010