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BAR ADMISSIONS
State of Colorado, 1986
United States District Court, District of Colorado
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Admitted pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions

Amy L. Miletich

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Amy L. Miletich has over twenty years' experience in litigation and in counseling clients. Focused on employment and insurance law, Ms. Miletich enjoys an active and varied practice serving a range of clients.

Ms. Miletich has extensive experience with employment law matters. She has represented domestic and international private employers, public employers, and academic institutions in the defense of claims alleging violations of federal and state employment laws, including cases alleging sexual harassment and discrimination on the bases of gender, race, disability, national origin, age, and religion. She has also defended cases alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various state statutes.

Ms. Miletich also has experience in wrongful termination; constructive discharge: retaliation; breach of contract; civil conspiracy; and negligent hiring, supervision, and retention matters. Ms. Miletich counsels employers on personnel policies and claims prevention issues, and has presented training and informational seminars to company management groups. She also consults with employers in reviewing and evaluating employment contracts and separation agreements.

Insurance law has been a longtime focus of Ms. Miletich's practice. She has defended and advised insurance carriers in coverage matters, including litigation of alleged insurance bad faith.  She has also represented insureds and numerous clients in the defense of suits involving professional liability, premises liability, environmental law, construction defects, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, and libel and slander.

Selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer every year in employment defense since 2007, Ms. Miletich has also been named one of the Top 50 Women Colorado Super Lawyers. Ms. Miletich is listed in Best Lawyers in America. She is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and International Association of Defense Counsel. Ms. Miletich is Preeminent AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2014, Ms. Miletich was elected a National Director of the Defense Research Institute. She is the former Chair of the Defense Research Institute's Employment and Labor Law Committee. She is a frequent speaker and published author on employment law, insurance, and legal ethics. Prior to founding her own firm in 2001, Ms. Miletich was a partner with Tilly & Graves, P.C., a nationally known civil trial firm in Denver, CO.

PRESENTATIONS

Ms. Miletich has been a featured speaker at numerous legal conferences and events, including presenting program materials on various insurance law and employment law issues. Highlights include:

  • Moderator, 2015 FDCC Corporate Counsel Symposium, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 28-30, 2015.  Presentation:  "The Latest Pronouncements from the National Labor Relations Board."
  • Speaker: Diversity for Success Seminar, Defense Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois, June 11-12, 2015, "Leading the Charge: What Small and Mid-Sized Firms Do Well to Advance Diversity and Inclusion."
  • Moderator, 2015 FDCC Winter Meeting, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Amelia Island, Florida, March 4-7, 2015.  Presentation:  "The Expanding Scope of Disabilities and Accommodations under the ADA."
  • Speaker: 2013 Young Lawyers Seminar, Defense Research Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 20-21, 2013, "Taking and Defending Depositions." 
  • Speaker 2012 NAMWOLF Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 16. 2012; "Accommodating Mental Disabilities: Managing the Real Life Challenges In the Law."
  • Speaker. 2012 CWBA Convention, Colorado Women's Bar Association, Vail. Colorado, June 8-10, 2012, "Managing a Successful Women-Owned Law Firm."
  • Speaker: Diversity for Success Seminar, Defense Research Institute. Chicago, Illinois, June 7-8. 2012, "How to Manage a Successful Minority and/or Women-Owned Law Firm."
  • Moderator, 2012 Annual Employment Law Conference, Defense Research Institute. May 2-4, 2012, Chicago, Illinois. Presentation: "Who is the Client? Ethical Considerations Arising Out of Joint Representations."
  • Speaker, 2011 Annual Employment Law Conference, Colorado Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education, Denver, Colorado, May 24-25, 2011. Presentation: "EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LIABILITY INSURANCE. Every Employer Should Have It." (Randall Tuskowski, Esq. and Ms. Cynthia Binder, Co-presenters.)
  • Moderator, 2011 Annual Employment Law Conference, Defense Research Institute. Scottsdale, Arizona, May 18-20, 2011. Presentation: "How to Work with and Not Against Your Client's EPLI Carrier."
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Program for the Colorado Bar Association, Denver, Colorado, October 2010. Presentation: "Damages in Employment Discrimination Cases." (Charlotte N. Sweeney, Esq., Co-presenter.)
  • Speaker, Religious Accommodation in the Public and Private Workplace. Defense Research Institute Web conference, Denver. CO. August 21, 2008. Presentation: "Religious Accommodation in the Public and Private Workplace." (Rebecca Bruch, Esq. and Patricia Ponder, Esq., Co-presenters.)
  • Speaker, Employment Law A to Z, Lorman Education Services, Denver, Colorado, June 19, 2008. Presentation: "Workplace Investigations" and "Discipline and Discharge."
  • Speaker, Professional Liability Underwriting Society Southwest Chapter Educational Event, Englewood, CO, April 4, 2007. Presentation: "Employment Practices." (Rita Kittle, Esq. and Diane King, Esq., Co-presenters.)
  • Speaker, 2006 Annual Employment Law Conference, Colorado Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education, Denver. Colorado, October 26-27. 2005. Presentation: "Settlement Agreements/Releases." (Stephanie Y. Struble, Esq., Co-presenter.)
  • Speaker, 2005 Annual Employment Law Conference, Colorado Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education, Denver, Colorado, October 20-21, 2005. Presentation: "Considerations and Practical Applications of Employment Practices Liability Insurance." (James W. Hubbell, Esq., Co-presenter.)
  • Speaker, 2005 Annual Employment Law Conference, Defense Research Institute, Scottsdale, AZ, May 4-6, 2005. Presentation: "Taking and Defending Depositions in Employment Cases."
  • Speaker, Ethics in Employment Law Continuing Legal Education Program for the Colorado Bar Association, Denver, Colorado. December 2004.
  • Presentation: "Ethical Considerations in Employment Law." (Walter N. Houghtaling. Esq., Co-presenter.)
  • Program Chair and Speaker, Essentials of Colorado Insurance Coverage Continuing Legal Education Program for the Colorado Bar Association, Denver, Colorado, August 2004. Presentation: "Ethical Issues in the Tripartite Relationship.
  • Speaker. Continuing Legal Education Program for the Colorado Bar Association, Denver, Colorado, October, 2002. Presentation: "Ethical Considerations in Employment Law." (Walter N. Houghtaling, Esq., Co-presenter.)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Can you Represent Both?, FOR THE DEFENSE, May 2012, at 68. Co-author.
  • Transgender Discrimination in Employment, FOR THE DEFENSE, October 2006, at 47. Co-author with Catherine A. Ricca.
  • Privacy Issues in Employee Communications, FOR THE DEFENSE, March 2004, at 53. Co-author with Catherine A. Ricca.
  • English-Only Rules in the Workplace May Lead to Employer Liability under Title VII, THE JOB DESCRIPTION. Fall 2001. Co-author.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute, EPLI Subcommittee Chair, Steering Committee
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) National Program
  • 2010-2012, Vice Chair of the Defense Research Institute's Employment and Labor Law Committee
  • 2012-2014, Chair of the Defense Research Institute's Employment and Labor Law Committee
  • 2014-Present, National Director of the Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • International Association of Defense Counsel