Perspectiva General

Thomas W. Carroll focuses his practice on labor and employment litigation and advice. Tom's experience includes representing clients in class and collective action litigation, as well as other complex and multiparty disputes before state and federal courts and in arbitration. His previous litigation experience includes:

  • Noncompetition and trade secrets
  • Breach of contract
  • Discrimination and retaliation
  • ERISA and employee benefits
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • FLSA collective actions
  • Class actions
  • Wage and hour
  • Federal and state appeals

As a member of Littler’s Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Practice Group, Tom counsels and represents clients in both enforcing and defending noncompetition, nonsolicitation, trade secret, and related matters, as well as assists clients in drafting and revising restrictive covenants to stay current with a constantly evolving legal landscape. In litigation, Tom regularly represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and arbitration across the country.

In addition to litigation, Tom helps his clients comply with labor and employment laws by counseling employers on employment agreements, employee classification and hiring, discipline, and termination. Additionally, he helps employers prepare contracts, separation agreements, and general employee policies.

Tom’s practice also includes continuing to advise and counsel employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. His experience includes state and federal leave laws, telework and remote work, furloughs and layoffs, return to work, and compliance with state and local health orders.

Tom has devoted significant time to pro bono representations, which has included ongoing advice and counseling to nonprofit organizations, trial advocacy in congressional-redistricting litigation, challenges to state agency action on behalf of Medicaid applicants, and representing/assisting veterans and other individuals with military ties.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


American Bar Association


Ethics Committee

Colorado State Bar Association


Denver Bar Association


Faculty of Federal Advocates


Leadership Program, Leadership Program Alumni Committee

Downtown Denver Partnership


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers


Named, Associate to Watch

Chambers USA


Named, Volunteer of the Year

Downtown Denver Partnership


Member, Presidents Leadership Class

University of Colorado, Boulder

News, Analysis & Press

Three New Colorado Employment Laws on the Horizon: Employment Verification, Pregnancy Accommodations, and Personnel File Inspection

Employee Benefit Plan Review

October 2016

Other Leaves: Colorado

Xpert HR Employment Law Manual

June 2016

New Hire Paperwork: Colorado

Xpert HR Employment Law Manual

June 2016

The Shift of Employment Law Policymaking from Congress to the Executive, the States and Local Governments

The Laboring Oar, Labor and Employment Section of the Federal Bar Association

Summer 2016

Provisional Remedies: Colorado

Practical Law

October 28, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Federal Employment Law Update

2019 Rocky Mountain Employer Conference Denver, CO

October 4, 2019

Hiring a Competitor’s Employees: Minimizing Your Litigation Exposure

Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

September 21, 2018

Navigating ERISA Misrepresentation Remedies in the Post-Amara World

Continuing Legal Education Webinar

September 2015

Americans with Disabilities Act: The Accommodation Process

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group

September 2013


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005Phi Beta Kappa

Admisión de la barra



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana