Hunter A. Swain

Hunter A. Swain is committed to empowering employees and helping them fight for fairness and dignity in the workplace. Mr. Swain passionately represents employees – never employers – in all types of employment-related matters, and his law practice focuses upon litigation and negotiated resolution of employment disputes with a primary emphasis on whistleblower, employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, workplace tort, and breach of contract claims.

Mr. Swain takes pride in being a tenacious litigator, a strong advocate, and a compassionate counselor for employees. He strives to help individuals craft creative solutions to their workplace problems.

Before joining King & Greisen in 2014, Mr. Swain represented employees at a boutique employment law firm in New York City.

In addition to practicing law full time, Mr. Swain teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Law School, and is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). He has served as amicus curiae counsel for NELA in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and currently volunteers his time as a member of NELA’s 2018-2019 Annual Convention Committee. Mr. Swain is the current President (2018 – present) and past Secretary (2015 – 2017) of the Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association (PELA), and he is a proud member the Faculty of Federal Advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Swain served as an elected board member of the ACLU of Colorado’s Boulder County Chapter.

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. He and Diane King co-authored the “Negligent Hiring” chapter in the 2018 edition of Colorado Causes of Action: Elements, Defenses, Remedies, and Forms.

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.

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