Kendra K. Smith


Kendra Smith is an employment litigation attorney representing public and private companies and government entities.  She litigates cases in the courts and before administrative agencies, through trial and appeal.  Her clients include global and national organizations, hospitals, nonprofits, utilities, municipalities, and regional and local businesses.  She advises clients through employment litigation and avoidance, internal and external investigations, dispute resolution, policies and trainings, and risk management.

Prior to joining Hall & Evans in 2017, Kendra practiced at a well-respected employment litigation firm in Chicago. She believes understanding the employer and its core values is paramount to successful representation.  Kendra tailors her case management approach to the strategic goals, business efficiencies, and culture of her clients.

Kendra is licensed to practice in Illinois, Colorado, the federal district courts of Illinois and Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2017
  • Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


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


JD: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011
Certificate: Labor and Employment Law, 2011
BS: University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2008, Legal Studies, Phi Beta Kappa with Distinction


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Career Distinctions & Honors
  • Sandra P. Zemm Labor Practice Prize, 2011
  • CALI Awards: Legal Writing, 2009
Articles // Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Presenter, “Legal Hot Topics Webinar,” ALFA International, September 2018