John Lowrie joins the firm after serving as the Director of the Denver Field Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He is an experienced labor and employment attorney with over a decade’s experience handling a wide variety of employment disputes in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Lowrie previously represented companies in employment disputes and provided legal advice and counsel to human resource professionals. He now uses that experience to assist individuals in remedying claims against employers.
Mr. Lowrie specializes in handling discrimination, work place harassment, and retaliation cases. He has extensive experience with cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Mr. Lowrie was recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as the 2003 Ombudsman of the Year for his work mediating USERRA cases involving military servicemembers.
Mr. Lowrie has been actively involved in community service. He is a former board member of Anchor Center for Blind Children and Colorado Youth at Risk. He also served as the pro bono Colorado Chair for the DoD’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve from 2006 to 2009. He is a 2002 graduate of the Colorado Institute for Leadership and Training and a 2004 graduate of the Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Denver program.
Mr. Lowrie has traveled extensively throughout the world. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy. He also served as a rule of law advisor with the U.S. Department of State in several regions of Afghanistan.
Mr. Lowrie is passionate about human rights, particularly with respect to humanitarian law issues and gender rights.
Mr. Lowrie graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1997 and subsequently served a two-year clerkship with the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. Mr. Lowrie holds an advanced master’s degree in international human rights law from New College, Oxford and a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy.