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Robert Truhlar

Workplace Law

Adjunct Professor

ROBERT J. TRUHLAR practices employment and labor law in Centennial, Colorado, and is a partner with his spouse, Doris, in Truhlar and Truhlar, L.L.P. He graduated from St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minnesota and received his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1981. Bob is a Past President of the Colorado Bar Association (“CBA”) and often served on its Board of Governors. In September 2003 he received the University of Denver College of Law’s Law Star’s Award for Alumni Professionalism with his partner Doris. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America under Labor and Employment Law in Colorado since 1989. In the first edition of Chambers USA (2003-2004), he was ranked number 1 under employment law in Colorado on the plaintiff’s side. Since 2006 he has been voted annually as a Superlawyer in his field by his peers as listed in 5280 Magazine. In 2009, he was one of the Top 50 lawyers statewide in votes received. He is a member of the National College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He previously served on NELA’s Board as its affiliate co-chair. He served for three years both as President of the Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association (PELA) and Co-Chair of the CBA Labor Law Forum Committee. From 1994 to 2002, he was editor of the annual employment law issue for Trial Talk magazine, published by the Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association. Bob is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He was a part-time faculty member in the master’s program in human resource management at Chapman University. He has been qualified as an expert witness in the area of attorney fees in both state and federal court. He co-authored the chapter on “Professionalism and Ethics” in the Employment Litigation Handbook published by the ABA and co-authors the chapter, “Litigation of Employment Cases” in the CBA-CLE in Colorado manual titled “The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law.” He is also an American Arbitration Association employment panel arbitrator. Bob was born in Chicago and has been a Cubs fan for 60 years.