Hailey Perkins Recognized as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Law Week Colorado
Stinson LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Hailey Perkins has been named a 2022 "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Law Week Colorado. Perkins is one of three attorneys selected for the award this year.
The annual "Up & Coming Lawyers" award recognizes attorneys in Colorado who have been practicing five years or less and have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, achieved significant professional success and are deeply involved in giving back to the community. Perkins was nominated for the award because of her service to clients, the firm and to her community.
Perkins focuses her career on employment litigation and counseling, and is considered to be a go-to employment attorney within the firm. She has lead the way on multiple cases throughout the past year, including complex wage and hour class actions, Title VII and discrimination disputes, and contract cases.
Perkins serves on an internal firm committee that represents associates to firm management, works with others to address associates' needs in the firm and focuses on associate retention and recruitment. Perkins is also the leading force in writing, or rewriting, employment handbook policies to comply with Colorado's ever-changing employment laws. Her leadership and experience reflect her determination to be a champion for her clients.
Since September 1, 2019, Perkins has given more than 15% of her hours to pro bono work, where she seeks out civil rights claimants in a pursuit to challenge discriminatory precedent in case law. Additionally, Perkins volunteers and donates to the Denver Zoo, the Denver's Children's Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Children's Hospital of Colorado and her local library. She is also a member of the Colorado Women's Bar and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Education & Workforce Committee.
Perkins is in her fifth year at the firm and has experience representing businesses and individuals in claims before administrative agencies, state and federal courts. She has the knowledge and experience to defend clients in matters involving claims of discrimination and retaliation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, various state and federal human rights acts, including FLSA, ADA, FMLA, FERPA, Title IX, First Amendment and 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and provides advice for employers working to proactively protect themselves from future litigation.
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