Experienced

Proven

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AV
Super Lawyers Rising Stars

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of Colorado
United States District Court for the District of Colorado

EDUCATION
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2008, J.D.
Santa Clara University, 2004, B.S.

Brendan D. Benson

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Brendan Benson holds the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory as an AV® Preeminent™ Lawyer. Mr. Benson has experience litigating claims involving employment issues, commercial disputes, professional liability defense, medical malpractice, housing discrimination, and insurance defense. With an emphasis on employment law, Mr. Benson has defended claims alleging retaliation, harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, whistleblower claims, violations of the FMLA and ADA, and class action wage and hour violations. He has experience defending clients in state and federal courts and before regulatory agencies. Mr. Benson also counsels employers on a wide range of issues, including but not limited to hiring, discipline, termination, accommodating disabilities, wage and hour compliance, medical and recreational marijuana, and personnel policies.

Mr. Benson is a member of the Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association and the DRI, for which he serves on the Employment and Labor Law Committee’s Steering Committee. Mr. Benson joined Miletich PC after practicing at a civil litigation firm where he defended medical malpractice claims through all phases of litigation. He previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jane A. Tidball of the First Judicial District of the State of Colorado. Mr. Benson attended the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, where he was a member of the Denver University Law Review. Prior to law school, Mr. Benson worked in the finance industry. He received a B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University.

Presentations

  • International Association of Boutique Law Firms (Denver Chapter), November 19, 2019, Denver, Colorado. Presentation: “Sexual Harassment and Legislative Update.” (Amy L. Miletich, Esq. Co-presenter)
  • Speaker, Construction Financial Management Association, July 25, 2019, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Presentation:  “2019 Colorado Employment Law Update.”  (Amy L. Miletich, Esq. Co-presenter)
  • Speaker, Defense Research Institute 2017 Annual Meeting, October 4, 2017, Chicago, Illinois.  Presentation: “Legalization of Medical and Recreational Marijuana at the State Level.”
  • Speaker, 2017 Colorado Bar Association Employment Law Spring Update, April 20, 2017, Denver, Colorado.  Presentation: “HIPAA Considerations and Personnel Files: A Practical and Useful Approach.”  (Amy L. Miletich, Esq., Rachel Ellis, Esq., Co-presenters)
  • Speaker, Defense Research Institute Webcast, March 9, 2017, Chicago, Illinois.  Presentation: “Embedded Appellate Counsel at Trial.”  (Tillman Breckenridge, Esq., Co-presenter)

Publications

  • Practical Pointers for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment Claims, 18 The Voice 25, June 26, 2019.
  • The Legalization of Marijuana and the Workplace, For the Defense, January 2018, at 65. Co-author with Amy L. Miletich.
  • Tenth Circuit Update: Lockheed Martin Defeats Age Bias Suit, 28 The Job Description 3, September 8, 2016.
  • U.S. Department of Labor’s New Guidance Expands Joint Employer Liability, 28 The Job Description 1, February 26, 2016.
  • Colorado’s Recently Enacted State Employment Laws Impact Small Businesses and Attempt to Circumvent Favorable Tenth Circuit Authority, 25 The Job Description 2, January 23, 2014.

Professional Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • DRI, Employment & Labor Law Steering Committee
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates