Erin L. Sokol
Erin Sokol is a trial lawyer devoted to finding workable solutions for her clients, and minimizing the risks inherent in every case. Erin takes a results-oriented approach, focusing on employment and commercial disputes, and advocating on behalf of companies and individuals both inside and outside the courtroom.
In her commercial litigation practice, Erin represents for-profit and nonprofit entities across a broad spectrum of industries, including accounting, professional sports, real estate, banking and financial management, hotel/hospitality, education, medical, transportation, and construction.
In her employment practice, Erin works proactively to help her clients avoid employer/employee conflict. She counsels her corporate clients on a wide range of employment issues, including reductions in force, employment policies and handbooks, employment agreements and offer letters, independent contractor agreements, severance agreements, wage and hour issues, trade secrets and confidential information, and compliance with state and federal employment laws. Where conflict cannot be avoided, Erin also represents employers in defending administrative claims and in state and federal litigation involving allegations of employment discrimination, breach of employment contract, wrongful discharge, violation of wage and hour laws, and other employment-related claims. She also assists clients with workplace investigations, and employee discipline and discharge.
As an active member of the community, Erin is proud to serve as a trustee for the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado and has been active in a number of other charitable organizations such as the El Paso County Bar Foundation, the Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court, the El Paso County and Colorado Bar Associations, and the Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of Southern Colorado.
Areas of Focus
Litigated and negotiated dismissal of US$400m real estate matter.
After six-day bifurcated arbitration proceeding, obtained judgment in favor of client in multi-entity, multi-state partnership dispute.
Successfully conducted numerous workplace investigations and defended entities in relation to EEOC, CCRD, and unemployment claims.
Following 10-day jury trial, obtained favorable settlement in commercial fraud matter.
Prior to trial, obtained summary judgment ruling in favor of clients in multi-state commercial real estate matter.