Judith H. Holmes, JD


Attorney at Law                                                                          

Judith Holmes & Associates, LLC                                                  

Denver, Colorado



Judy Holmes received her B.A. in psychology from Colorado College, and her J.D. degree from the University of Denver.  She has practiced law for over 30 years, and has extensive trial experience, defending both health care providers in medical negligence cases and employers in employment-related suits.  Her practice currently focuses on employment law and risk management strategies, primarily for health care providers.  Her practice includes:


  • Defending employers in actions filed by employees with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC);
  • Consulting with employers and healthcare providers on employment issues, including how to develop and maintain lawful practices related to interviewing, hiring,  evaluations, background checks, and terminations;
  • Working with employers to develop lawful office policies, and to develop effective handbooks and management systems;
  • Conducting employment law audits and risk management assessments;
  • Developing and conducting employment law training sessions to comply with the mandates of the U.S. Supreme Court and state laws;
  • Conducting internal investigations of employee discrimination and harassment complaints; and
  • Mediation of employment-related claims and suits.


Judy has served as the Vice President of both the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and has served as a Delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association.  She is past President of Continuing Legal Education of Colorado, and has served as Chair of the Judiciary section of the Colorado Bar Association. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Healthcare Strategies & Management organization and on the Board of the Metropolitan Denver Dental Foundation.


Judy is a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, teaching trial and deposition skills to attorneys nationally.  She is coauthor of The Rocky Mountain Employer, 1st ed. and has authored numerous publications on employment law issues.  She is a frequent speaker on many employment and health care related topics.  Recent seminar topics include:


  • Discrimination Law Update: Immunize Your Practice Against Claims;
  • 12 Steps to Avoid Employment-Related Litigation;
  • Preventing and Dealing with Violence in the Workplace;
  • Electronic Workplace:  an Employer’s Guide to E-Employment Issues; and
  • Maximize Your Profit:  Effective Employee Performance in the Workplace.