Overview

Thomas W. Carroll focuses his practice on labor and employment litigation. 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. His previous litigation experience includes:

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

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

Tom has devoted significant time to pro bono representations, which has included 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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Ethics Committee

Colorado State Bar Association

Member

Denver Bar Association

Member

Faculty of Federal Advocates

Member

Colorado Restaurant Association

Member

Leadership Program, Leadership Program Alumni Committee, and Hospitality Committee

Downtown Denver Partnership

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers

2013-2019

Named, Associate to Watch

Chambers USA

2018-2019

Named, Volunteer of the Year

Downtown Denver Partnership

2016

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

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

Education

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

Bar Admission

Colorado

Courts

  • 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, Northern District of Indiana