Kate W. Beckman

Kate W. Beckman

Associate
Location:
Denver, Colorado
Phone:
303-424-4286
866-693-5541 (Toll Free)
Fax:
303-425-4013
Email:
Kate Beckman is a deeply talented and dedicated attorney. She truly cares about her clients and the outcome of their cases. Ms. Beckman earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York in 2004, and her law degree from the University of Denver in 2010. Ms. Beckman is currently admitted to practice law in the federal and state courts in Colorado. Among other things, Ms. Beckman handles cases involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, pregnancy discrimination, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, disability discrimination, race discrimination, age discrimination and other wrongful termination cases. Ms. Beckman works with individuals and small businesses as both plaintiff and defense counsel for these claims which provides her the unique ability to see both sides of the case and have a deeper understanding of the issues at play. Similarly, Ms. Beckman enjoys the preventative side of employment law and works with small businesses to prepare employee handbooks, employment contracts, and policies and procedures designed to prevent and correct any issues that could lead to litigation. Additionally, Ms. Beckman handles general civil litigation cases in county, state, and federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative hearings which has provided her with useful varied trial experience. Ms. Beckman also enjoys volunteering as an instructor for the Denver County Small Claims Clinic, Lawline 9, and Ask-an-Attorney where she provides trial tips, instructions, and guidance on how to navigate the court system to pro se plaintiffs. Ms. Beckman is a member of the Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Colorado Women's Bar Association, the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, and the University of Denver Law GOLD program.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Employment Law
  • 40% Business Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2013

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 2010
  • University of Rochester
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Preparing Witnesses - Book Review, The Colorado Lawyer, February, 2014

Classes/Seminars

  • Small Claims Clinic Instructor, Denver Bar Association, 2014 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Colorado Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Section
  • Denver Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2014-present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2014-present
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, 2014-present
  • University of Denver Law GOLD (graduates of the last decade), 2010 - Present
  • University of Denver Law GOLD (graduates of the last decade), Class Representative, 2015 - Present
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law Mentoring Program, 2014-present

Past Employment Positions

  • Bryan E. Kuhn, Counselor at Law, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2012 - 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lawline 9 Volunteer, 2014 - Present
  • Ask-An-Attorney Volunteer, 2016 - Present

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Gamma Phi Beta