Kim L. Koehler Associate

     

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Kim Koehler represents established businesses and insurers in all aspects of civil litigation, including motions practice, trial and appeal. Her practice focuses on the defense of claims related to general liability, premises liability, labor and employment, and construction defect. She has achieved favorable bench and jury trial verdicts in general liability and premises liability matters in state court, and has litigated insurance coverage issues, trade secret misappropriation, and employment discrimination and wage claims in federal court.

Kim's passion for the law began when she worked as a paralegal at a large law firm assisting attorneys with creditors' rights issues in bankruptcy and foreclosure matters, and real estate litigation. As an attorney, Kim has worked at boutique litigation firms practicing in the areas of premises liability, labor and employment, construction disputes, and commercial litigation.

Areas of Focus

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR
Kim has experience with a variety of employment discrimination claims, including claims arising under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour actions. Kim also has represented clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD), and has acted as first chair in preliminary injunction hearings involving covenants not to compete and misappropriation of trade secrets.

PREMISES LIABILITY
Kim is a member of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and thoroughly enjoys trial work. She has experience litigating a variety of premises liability claims and has obtained the dismissal of claims against her client by filing for summary judgment in a premises liability case in which the plaintiff claimed hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Kim has negotiated significant settlements, equaling only a small fraction of plaintiffs’ original demands, including a case in which the demand well exceeded seven figures, and numerous others for less than plaintiffs’ claimed economic damages.