Judith H. Holmes JD

Judith Holmes & Associates, LLC

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Judy Holmes received her B.A. in psychology from Colorado College, and her J.D. degree from the University of Denver.  She has practiced law for over 30 years, and has extensive trial experience, defending both health care providers in medical negligence cases and employers in employment-related suits.  Her practice currently focuses on employment law and risk management strategies, primarily for health care providers.  Her practice includes:

  • Defending employers in actions filed by employees with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC);
  • Consulting with employers and healthcare providers on employment issues, including how to develop and maintain lawful practices related to interviewing, hiring,  evaluations, background checks, and terminations;
  • Working with employers to develop lawful office policies, and to develop effective handbooks and management systems;
  • Conducting employment law audits and risk management assessments;
  • Developing and conducting employment law training sessions to comply with the mandates of the U.S. Supreme Court and state laws;
  • Conducting internal investigations of employee discrimination and harassment complaints; and
  • Mediation of employment-related claims and suits.

Judy has served as the Vice President of both the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and has served as a Delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association.  She is past President of Continuing Legal Education of Colorado, and has served as Chair of the Judiciary section of the Colorado Bar Association. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Healthcare Strategies & Management organization and on the Board of the Metropolitan Denver Dental Foundation.

Judy is a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, teaching trial and deposition skills to attorneys nationally.  She is coauthor of The Rocky Mountain Employer, 1st ed. and has authored numerous publications on employment law issues.  She is a frequent speaker on many employment and health care related topics.  Recent seminar topics include:

  • Discrimination Law Update: Immunize Your Practice Against Claims;
  • 12 Steps to Avoid Employment-Related Litigation;
  • Preventing and Dealing with Violence in the Workplace;
  • Electronic Workplace:  an Employer’s Guide to E-Employment Issues; and
  • Maximize Your Profit:  Effective Employee Performance in the Workplace.

What People are Saying

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  • Every Doctor should attend the "Mastering the Hiring Process" seminar. It is an ABSOLUTE MUST!! Educate yourself on how to build an all star team!! Samantha Glucksman, Henry Schein Dental
  • The interactive Hiring Seminar improved both my interviewing skills and ability to identify red flags on a resume. Dr. Jared Bruggeman, Smokyhill Dental
  • Whether you have years of experience or you are just getting your feet wet, I would encourage anyone who has a role in the hiring process to attend "Mastering the Hiring Process." Elaine Olsen, Colorado Wellness Dentistry
  • Leigh's expertise combined with Judy's extensive background in employment law provided helpful guidance to make my weaknesses become strengths. Dr. Jared Bruggeman, Smokyhill Dental
  • Judy presented detailed legal information that was easy to follow and kept the audience engaged. Leigh enhanced the presentation with value based practice management techniques. Areta Reimer, MHS, Consultant
  • The hiring seminar is a great resource for Colorado dentists and dental office managers. The seminar covers the basic, and not-so-basic, skills you need to find the perfect fit for your dental team. Pam Brockhaus, Associate Executive Director, Colorado Dental Association
  • The hiring seminar was one of the best I've attended. The interactive exercises allowed participants to put to use the information covered in a fun and entertaining way. Areta Reimer, MHS, Certified Dentrix Trainer
  • Judy did a wonderful job and was so informative on the ins and outs of the process. As always, Leigh was an amazing seminar leader.
    Allison Garcia - Practice Director
    Steele Dentistry of Stapleton
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the hiring seminar. I gained some useful information and insights. Leigh and Judy were excellent presenters and they were able to convey their messages in a very "user friendly" and entertaining manner. Lori Peiffer, MEDDirect Recruiting and Staffing
  • It was a great workshop... I learned how important it is to understand personality types and how to interview effectively - I really appreciated the time and effort you guys put int o this lecture Megan Schaak, Colorado Surgical Arts
  • Leigh and Judy have put together a program that is highly informative, yet fun and engaging with an opportunity to practice your new skills. The seminar is not to be missed! Elaine Olsen, Colorado Wellness Dentistry
  • I really appreciated the time and effort you guys put into this lecture and I look forward to attending more in the future! Thanks! Megan Schaak, Colorado Surgical Arts
  • Those who attend seminar will walk away with the knowledge and tools necessary to hire the RIGHT way - from the beginning stages of recruitment through the entire interview process. You will learn about personality traits as well as legal considerations that may have never crossed your mind. Samantha Glucksman, Henry Schein Dental