Judith H. Holmes


      University of Denver School of Law, Denver, Colorado ‑ J.D.
      Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado ‑B.A. Psychology


       U.S. District Court, Colorado
       10th Circuit Court of Appeals
       Licensed to practice in Colorado and Nebraska

AV RATING  by Martindale Hubbell


–    American Bar Association
–    Colorado Bar Association; Nebraska Bar Association        
–    Denver Bar Association; Jefferson County Bar Association             
–    Medical Group Management Association
–    Society for Human Resource Management
–    Colorado Healthcare Strategy & Management


Over 30 years of litigation experience. Extensive first chair trial experience and participation in numerous  arbitrations, both as an arbitrator and as defense counsel. Types of cases handled:

  • Defense of physicians, hospitals, clinics and other healthcare providers in professional negligence suits and claims;
  • ADA, wrongful discharge, racial discrimination, religious discrimination, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment;
  • Insurance Bad Faith ‑ defense of claims and suits; preparation of coverage opinions;
  • Commercial litigation, RTC litigation. 
  • Representation of employers/management on labor and employment issues. Representation of clinics and medical practices in connection with risk management and compliance issues; counseling on issues such as handbook design and implementation, privacy issues, avoiding workplace violence, effective hiring and investigation practices; conducting employee evaluations and employee terminations;
  • Presentation of lectures, seminars, and training sessions on compliance issues, workplace violence, diversity, and discrimination; supervision of and participation in internal investigations involving a wide range of employment-related issues.


Author, Facing the Issue of Facebook:  Making the Most of Social Networking Sites Without Exposing your Clinic to Liability, ASIPP News, Winter, 2010.

Author, The Lilly Ledbetter Act:  How Vulnerable is Your Office,  ASIPP NEWS, Fall, 2009.

Author, When HIPAA Compliance Is Not Enough:  How will the ‘Red Flags Rule’ Affect Your Practice?   ASIPP NEWS, Fall, 2009.

Author, Complying with the ADA:  Hiring, Testing, and Confidentiality in the Healthcare Setting, ASIPP NEWS, Summer, 2009.

Author, Complying with the ADA:  How the Recent Amendments Will Affect Your Practice, part one, ASIPP NEWS, Spring 2009 and part two, ASIPP NEWS, Summer, 2009.

Author, Defending Against a Charge of Discrimination, ASIPP NEWS, Winter, 2009.

Author, Drafting an Effective and Lawful Handbook, ASIPP NEWS, Fall, 2008.

Author, Responding Effectively to an EEOC Charge of Discrimination, ASIPP NEWS, Spring, 2008.

Author, Establishing Office Policies and Procedures, Chapter 26,  Principles of Documentation, Billing, Coding and Practice Management for the Interventional Pain Professional, ASIPP Publishing Co.,  Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, ed.  2004.

Termination Trauma:  Seven Ways to Minimize Risks When Terminating an Employee, Pain Physician, (July 2004)

Avoid Costly Litigation:  Ten Steps to Implementing Lawful Hiring Practices, Pain Physician, 2004: 7:161-168 (January 2004)



2005 to Present:   American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Instructor for
    Certification Program; participation in program development

1988 to Present:    National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), both in Denver,  Colorado    and Dallas, Texas ‑ (deposition skills and trial advocacy)

1995 to 2004:    Professionalism Seminar – Continuing Legal Education of Colorado


2010-2012    Board of Directors, Colorado Healthcare Strategy & Management

2003-2005   Chairman, Judiciary Section Council, Colorado Bar Association

2000‑2002   President, Rhone‑Brackett Inn of Court

1996‑1997    First Vice President, Denver Bar Association

1994‑1995    President of Board of Directors, Continuing Legal Education of Colorado, Inc. (CLE)

1994‑1996    Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association


2011-pres.    Board of Directors, Metropolitan Denver Dental Foundation
1999‑2006    House of Delegates, American Bar Association
1998‑2005    Judiciary Section Council, Colorado Bar Association
1997‑1998    First Vice President, Colorado Bar Association
1996‑1997    Board of Trustees, Denver Bar Association
1995‑1996    Chairman, Judicial Administration Committee, Denver Bar Association
1996‑1997    Denver Bar Association Budget Committee
1989‑1997    Member, Board of Directors, Continuing Legal Education of Colorado
1994‑1995    Co‑Chairman of Judicial Administration Committee, Denver Bar Association
1986‑1989    Chairman, Community Concerns Committee, Denver Bar Association


Managing Risk in Your Primary Care Practice:  Risk Assessment and Prevention Techniques, Sponsored by the Pri-Med Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Risk Management for Your Medical Practice:  From a Medical Perspective and From a
Legal Perspective  Presented at the Medical Group Management Association, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO

Compliance Update:  How Six New Laws Will Affect Your Practice ASIPP Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Who is Lilly Ledbetter and Why Should I Get to Know Her? – The Latest Compliance Challenge  ASIPP Review Course, New Orleans, LA

Employment Law Update:  Latest Developments in Discrimination and Harassment Laws  ASIPP Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Managing Your Medical Practice:  A Medical Perspective and a Legal Perspective
ASIPP Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Fundamentals of Employment Law:  Concepts Every Practitioner Must Know
One-half day course presented at the ASIPP Comprehensive Review Course, Orlando, Florida

Risk Management:  Applying Common Sense Principles to Your Practice;
Presented to the annual national ASIPP meeting, Chicago, Illinois

Labor Pains:  10 Painful Employment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Presented to the North Carolina Annual Meeting of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Winston Salem N.C.

Workplace Triage:  12 Steps to Avoid Employment-Related Litigation
Presented to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Midyear meeting, San Diego, California

Performing Effective and Lawful Investigations
A two-day intensive training program designed and presented to the Deans and Directors of the schools and campuses of the University of Colorado

The Electronic Workplace: A Defense Lawyer’s Guide to E‑Employment Issues
Presented to the Annual Conference of The Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Avoiding the Reference Check Nightmare
Sponsored by Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.

Evaluating the Evaluator: Effective Performance in the Workplace
Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Disability Discrimination Update
Presented at the Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

Best Practices: Investigations after Faragher and Ellerth
Presented at the Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

Employment Liability Practices Insurance
Presented to the National Association of Federal Credit Unions

Violence in the Workplace
Sponsored by CLE International, Inc.

Recruitment, Interviewing and Hiring: Do’s and Taboo’s
Sponsored by Employment Law Institute

Changing Workforce Structure: Contingent, Part‑time, and Leased Employees
Sponsored by Continuing Legal Education, Colorado Bar Association