Richard Barkley has lived in Colorado since 1960. In 1984, Richard entered the University of Colorado School of Law, graduating first in his class three years later. After a one-year clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (for the Honorable William J. Holloway, Jr.), Richard then entered private practice, working for several well-known law firms including Arnold & Porter and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (“Brownstein”).
When Richard joined Brownstein in 1997, becoming a partner in 2001, he developed a practice that specialized in employment law, appellate law, and trial court motions practice. While at Brownstein, Richard represented clients in several important employment-law cases including Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Crossgrove, 276 P.3d 562 (Colo. 2012); Dish Network Corp. v. Altomari, 224 P.3d 362 (Colo. App. 2009); Palmer v. Salazar, 324 Fed. Appx. 729 (10th Cir. 2009); Turner v. Pub. Serv. Co. of Colo., 563 F.3d 1136 (10th Cir. 2009); Watson v. Pub. Serv. Co. of Colo., 207 P.3d 860 (Colo. App. 2008); Haynes v. Level 3 Communications, LLC, 167 Fed. Appx. 712 (10th Cir. 2006); Freeman v. United Airlines, 52 Fed. Appx. 95 (10th Cir. 2002); and Cadena v. Pacesetter Corp., 224 F.3d 1203 (10th Cir. 2000). In addition, Richard worked extensively on numerous cases involving complex civil litigation.
During his career, Richard has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in his field. He has been designated a Super Lawyer by the Magazine 5280 on multiple occasions; he has received (and still holds) Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating – AV Preeminent – in both legal ability and ethical standards; he has been designated as one of Denver’s Top AV-Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell.
In 2015, Richard made the decision to join forces with Jeanine Anderson, another former-Brownstein partner specializing in employment law and litigation. He and Jeanine have practiced together since that time.
University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
J.D. May 1987
Grade Point Average 89.16, Class Rank: 1/147
Order of the Coif
Scribes Award for outstanding published student comment
West Pub. Co. Book Award for highest scholastic average, 1986-87
BNA Award for most satisfactory academic progress since first year
Articles Editor, University of Colorado Law Review, 1986-87
Comment published in Vol. 57:4 of University of Colorado Law Review
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States Claims Court
Colorado State Courts
Anderson & Barkley, The Brave New World of E-Discovery — Part II, 36 Colo. Law. 43 (Sept. 2007).
Barkley & Anderson, The Brave New World of E-Discovery — Part I, 36 Colo. Law. 83 (Aug. 2007).
Barkley, A Revised Practical Approach to Discovery, presented at Document Production and Presentation in Colorado (Lorman Educ. Servs. July 2001).
Barkley, A Practical Approach to Discovery, presented at Document Production and Presentation in Colorado (Lorman Educ. Servs. Aug. 2000).
Barkley, Preemption of State Law: From Cipollone to Medtronic and Beyond, presented at Products Liability in Colorado (CLE in Colorado, Inc. July 1997)
Barkley, Are Injuries to Tribal Cultural and Spiritual Resources Compensable Under CERCLA, presented at Natural Resource & Environmental Law on the Reservation (CLE International Feb. 1997)
Barkley & Jessen, Punitive Damages Awards in Alabama and Oregon: Some Observations on the Effectiveness of Procedural Controls, presented to the Network of Trial Lawyers (Nov. 1995)
O’Donnell & Barkley, Admissibility of Computer Simulations, 24 Colo. Law. 289 (1995)
Sakayan, Wheeler, Barkley & Russo, Acquiring and Using Documents Prepared by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, in Emerging Issues in Automobile Product Liability Litigation (A.B.A. Sec. Tort and Ins. Practice 1992)
Barkley & Sandman, Colorado Court of Appeals Rules that Pro Bono Lawyer May Recover Fees in Dissolution Action, 20 Colo. Law. 1165 (1991)
Barkley, Comment: The Evolution of a Public Issue: New York Times Through Greenmoss, 57 U. Colo. L. Rev. 773 (1986)