Nicholas B. Haynes


  • location icon Denver, CO
    1700 Lincoln Street
    Suite 4000
    Denver, CO 80203

Nicholas Haynes is an associate in the Denver office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. He focuses on general employment counseling and employment litigation in California and Colorado.

Mr. Haynes provides advice and counsel to employers regarding compliance with state and federal employment law, including wage and hour, leaves of absence, workplace investigations, performance management, and issues that arise from the time of hire to separation from employment.

Mr. Haynes represents employers before the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement.

Mr. Haynes has experience training employers and providing presentations on new employment laws, investigations, employee relations, performance management, leaves of absence, harassment prevention, unemployment, and garnishments and withholding orders. Mr. Haynes is licensed in California and Colorado.

Legal Experience

  • Law Clerk for Feirich, Mager, Green and Ryan in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Unemployment Appeals Hearing Officer for Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
  • Workers' Compensation defense for McCrea and Buck, LLC
  • Managing Attorney of Affirmative Action Planning Services and Chair of California Committee at Mountain States Employers Council

Prior Experience

Human Intelligence Collector (Interrogator and Arabic Linguist) with the U.S. Army


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Military Service

U.S. Army 2002-2007 (deployed to Iraq 2005-2006)


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
    • Colorado





Colorado Bar Association and California State Bar - Labor and Employment Group

Awards & Honors

Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service while deployed to Iraq.


Southern Illinois University School of Law

Juris Doctor

Murray State University

 Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Global Studies

Defense Language Institute

Associate of Arts, Arabic

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