Hunter A. Swain is committed to empowering employees and helping them fight for fairness and dignity in the workplace. Mr. Swain passionately represents employees in all types of employment-related matters, and his law practice focuses upon litigation and negotiated resolution of employment disputes with an emphasis on claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, tort claims, and breach of contract.
Mr. Swain takes pride in being a tenacious litigator, a strong advocate, and a compassionate counselor for employees. He strives to help employees craft creative solutions to their workplace problems.
Mr. Swain earned his Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Sociology from the Colorado College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado Law School. He is currently admitted to practice law in Colorado, New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before joining King & Greisen in 2014, Mr. Swain represented employees at a boutique employment law firm in New York City.
While in law school, Mr. Swain was a Casenote & Comment Editor on the University of Colorado Law Review’s editorial board. He also interned at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's litigation unit, where he assisted in the litigation of systemic and individual discrimination claims. Additionally, Mr. Swain served as a research assistant and as a teaching assistant to the first-year legal writing and appellate court advocacy classes.
His 2013 article “Sinking the Unpaid Externship: How Many Unpaid Externships Violate the Fair Labor Standards Act and Yield Exceptionally Broad Joint Liability” won first place in a national labor and employment writing competition and has been cited in a law school employment law textbook.
Since 2015, Mr. Swain has served as the Secretary of the Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, and he is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Faculty of Federal Advocates. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Swain served as an elected board member of the ACLU of Colorado’s Boulder County Chapter.