Gillian Dale


Ms. Dale’s practice focuses primarily in the fields of employment law, public entities, civil rights litigation, life and disability claims (including ERISA), and appellate litigation. She represents individuals, companies, government agencies, and insurers in administrative matters, state and federal litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. She also counsels employers on a variety of compliance issues and drafts releases and other agreements for employers.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202


JD: University of Colorado School of Law, 1997, Order of the Coif
BA: University of Montana, 1992, Music, High Honors


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Career Distinctions & Honors

Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Gregory Hobbs, Jr., Supreme Court of CO, 1997-1998

  • CSMN Investments v. Cordillera Metropolitan District, Tenth Circuit No. 19-1094
  • Free the Nipple-Fort Collins v. City of Fort Collins, Tenth Circuit No. 17-1103
  • Renfandt v. New York Life Ins. Co., Colo. S. Ct. No. 17-SA-64
  • Gomez v. JP Trucking, Colo. App. No. 2017-CA-2384
  • Fogle v. Palomino, Tenth Circuit No. 16-1261
  • T.D. v. Patton, Tenth Circuit No. 16-1092
  • Dahn v. Amedei, Tenth Circuit No. 16-1059
  • Cantrell v. Gdowski, Colo. App. No. 2016-CA-893
  • Holub v. Gdowski, Tenth Circuit No. 14-1419
  • Frazier v. Executive Director, Colorado Dept. of Corrections, Colo. App. No. 2013-CA-438
  • Frazier v. Executive Director, Colorado Dept. of Corrections, Colo. App. No. 2013-CA-730
  • Hart v. Capgemini U.S. Welfare Benefit Plan, Tenth Cir. No. 13-1001
  • Barlow v. C.R. England, Inc., Tenth Cir. No. 11-1465
  • Kondracki v. Pinnacol Assurance, Colo. App. No. 2011-CA-2628
  • Rocha v. Smelser, Colo. App. No. 2011-CA-541
  • Allen v. Zavaras, Tenth Cir. No. 11-1020
  • Heidtke v. CCA, Tenth Cir. No. 11-1205
  • Rocha v. CCCF, Tenth Cir. No. 10-1158
  • Wallin v. Dycus, Tenth Cir. No. 09-1407
  • Grassi v. Corrections Corporation of America, Tenth Circuit Case No. 09-1042
Professional Associations
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Women in the Law, Employment, Life Health and Disability, and Governmental Liability Committees; Western Vice Chair of WITL Local Networking Subcommittee
  • Denver Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (MAMA)
  • ALFA International
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Moderator, “Addressing Issues That May Arise When Changing Uniforms: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination,” ALFA International EPL & Professional Liability Practice Group Seminar, June 2018
  • Speaker, “Legal Headwaters: Preparing for the Choppy Waters of Minors, Accident Investigations, and Potential Harassment Complaints,” Colorado River Outfitters Association Convention and Trade Show, February 2018
  • Moderator, “ Drug and Alcohol Testing in The Workplace: The Messy Process of Ensuring a Clean and Sober Workforce,” ALFA International Labor & Employment Practice Group Seminar, July 2017
  • Speaker, “Employment Law and Current Employment Issues,” Colorado River Outfitters Association Convention and Trade Show, February 2017
  • Speaker, “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment Context & Other Employment Laws You need to Know,” National Business Institute, November 2016
  • Speaker, “Citizen Center v. Gessler,” Colorado County Attorneys Association Conference, November 2012
  • Author, “Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Under Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws After Holowecki,” Colorado Lawyer, April 2011
  • Newsletter Contributor, “ADA Amendments Act of 2008,” Colorado Human Resources Association, March 2009
  • Speaker, “Employment Law Update in Colorado, SES Seminar, January 15, 2009
  • Speaker, “ADA New Federal Legislation,” Colorado Self Insurers Association, May 12, 2009
Business & Community Service
  • Denver Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association, Board Member
  • Sierra Club, National Genetic Engineering Action Committee
  • Denver Concert Band