2017 Colorado Super Lawyers® - in the field of Employment and Labor
Named The Best Lawyers® 2014-15 Employment Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Denver
5280 Magazine SuperLawyer® in the field of Employment Law
5280 Magazine "Top 50 Women Lawyers" in Colorado and "Top Lawyers" in Denver in Plaintiff's Employment Law
Martindale-Hubbell® Highest AV (preeminent) Rated
Paula Greisen has dedicated her entire legal career to vindicating her client's civil rights. Her practice now focuses on all aspects of employment discrimination and governmental abuse of power cases. She has successfully represented a wide variety of clients against some of the biggest companies in this country, as well as the local, state, and federal governments, fighting aggressively for her clients when their civil rights have been violated.
In addition to being a staunch advocate for her clients, Ms. Greisen is a leader in the legal and civil rights community, serving in numerous organizations including serving as President and Board Member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates, on the Board of Directors for the Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors of Colorado Legal Service, the Legal Panel for the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Board of Directors for Towards Justice. She also currently serves on the United States District Court Committee on Conduct. She served as the co-chair of the Colorado Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section from 2003 to 2006.
Ms. Greisen has been repeatedly recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and as a Colorado "Super Lawyer" and "Top 50 Women Lawyers in Colorado" by 5280 Magazine. She has published and lectured extensively on a variety of employment and civil rights issues. She also served as a commentator for the ABC-affiliate in Oklahoma City on the Oklahoma City Bombing trial and as a commentator for Denver Channel 9's roundtable panel on the President Clinton/ Monica Lewinsky scandal.
In 2011, Ms. Greisen received the Edward Sherman Award from the ACLU of Colorado for her outstanding legal work to ensure equal access for people with disabilities in the Colorado state prison system. In 2003, Ms. Greisen received the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Case of the Year Award for her work as lead counsel on a successful ten-year class action disabilities case against the State of Colorado. She also received the University of Colorado's School of Law Alumni Association's Young Lawyer of the Year Award for 2000.
Ms. Greisen graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1990. She received her Geological Engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated first in her class.