Mark S. Ratner

Special Counsel

Mark has over a quarter-century in litigation, trial, and administrative experience in both State and Federal venues.  His primary focus at Hall & Evans is on representation of public entities and law enforcement personnel, in federal civil rights matters brought pursuant to the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, as well as in employment matters involving the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, and national origin discrimination claims brought pursuant to Title VII.

He has also represented Fortune 100 companies in administrative and investigatory matters with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Representation in front of these government agencies has been for charges of age, race, and disability discrimination, as well as claims of workplace harassment and hostile work environment.

Mark’s broad base of experience also includes bankruptcy, errors & omissions, insurance coverage opinions as well as representation of real estate appraisers and brokers in civil litigation and administrative matters in front of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies and the Office of Banks and Real Estate (Illinois); representation of corporations in toxic tort exposure matters (asbestos, petrochemical, and lead paint); representation of homeowner associations under the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act, and; representation of automobile manufactures in litigation and arbitration proceedings, for claims made under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the Illinois Uniform Commercial Code.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2007
  • Arizona, 1998
  • Illinois (inactive), 1997
  • Kansas (inactive), 2016
  • Michigan, 1994
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Location

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

Education

JD: Michigan State University School of Law, 1994, AmJur Award for Highest Grade in Agency & Partnership, Dean’s List
BA: Michigan State University, 1990, Political Science

Contact

ratnerm@hallevans.com

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Appeals
  • Exby-Stolley v. Board of County Commissioners, Weld County, Colorado, 906 F.3d 900 (10th Cir. 2018)

  • Felkins v. City of Lakewood, 774 F.3d 647; 31 Am.Disabilities Cas. (BNA) 15 (10th Cir.2014)

  • Van De Wege v. Chambers, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12134 (10th Cir.2014)(unpublished)
  • Johnson v. ExxonMobil Corp., 426 F.3d 887, 96 Fail Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA 1171)(7th Cor.2005)
  • Kelley v. Carbone, 361 III.App. 477, 837 N.E.2d 438 (III.App.2nd Dist.2005)