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Heather M. Gwinn Pabon

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(303) 534-5160
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Denver
555 Seventeenth St.
Suite 3400
Denver, CO 80202


Education

J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2005

  • Denver University Law Review — Symposium Editor
  • Student Bar Association — President
  • Moot Court Board
  • Scholastic Excellence Award — Contracts I and II
  • 2005 Most Innovative Programming Implemented within the Law School Award
  • Outstanding Student Leadership Award (2004 and 2005)
  • Recipient of several Merit-Based Scholarships

B.A., Psychology, Wittenberg University, 2000

Internships

United Kingdom Barristers Legal Intern, Barristers Chambers Nov. 5, London, England (Fall 2005)

Honors

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Health Care and Employment Litigation: Defense, Colorado Law & Politics (2011-2018)

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Employment and Labor, Florida Law & Politics (2010)

LTC Power Lawyers graduate of Class of 2017

Heather Gwinn Pabon is a partner in the Employment, Healthcare, and Professional Liability practice groups in Gordon & Rees’s Denver office. 
 
Ms. Gwinn Pabon's practice foci on healthcare and employment have made her especially attune to the needs of and challenges faced by her clients, enabling her to offer her unique perspective and expertise, throughout the United States. Her primary practice locales are state and federal courts in Colorado and Tennessee. She is also licensed to practice in Florida.

She routinely defends physicians, assisted living and nursing home clients, hospitals, and other health care providers against a variety of claims, including malpractice and negligence, violations of the state-specific consumer protection acts, and various common law actions, drawing from her experience as a direct care provider in several healthcare facilities prior to law school.

In addition, she advises small and medium-sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies regarding the employer-employee relationship. Recognizing the importance of being proactive when maneuvering through this often-complicated relationship, she serves as outside general employment counsel for several clients. In that role, she advises clients on numerous labor and employment issues, including the creation and implementation of employment handbooks and policies, engagement of independent contractors, compliance with wage and hour laws and state and federal statutes regarding family and other leave, the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and defense against unfair labor practice claims, and the gamete of general employee-employer relations. She regularly counsels clients regarding and successfully defends clients against Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act claims. 

 

Admissions

Colorado
Tennessee
Florida
USDC Middle District of Tennessee
USDC District of Colorado

Memberships

American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section Board Member (2008-2009)
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association

Community Involvement

Ms. Gwinn Pabon has served as a Guardian ad Litem for more than 400 at-risk children in the states of Colorado and Florida. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Colorado. 

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Contact

(303) 534-5160

hgwinn@grsm.com


Offices

Denver

Education

J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2005

  • Denver University Law Review — Symposium Editor
  • Student Bar Association — President
  • Moot Court Board
  • Scholastic Excellence Award — Contracts I and II
  • 2005 Most Innovative Programming Implemented within the Law School Award
  • Outstanding Student Leadership Award (2004 and 2005)
  • Recipient of several Merit-Based Scholarships

B.A., Psychology, Wittenberg University, 2000

Internships

United Kingdom Barristers Legal Intern, Barristers Chambers Nov. 5, London, England (Fall 2005)

Honors

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Health Care and Employment Litigation: Defense, Colorado Law & Politics (2011-2018)

Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Employment and Labor, Florida Law & Politics (2010)

LTC Power Lawyers graduate of Class of 2017

Heather M. Gwinn Pabon

Partner

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Biography
Heather Gwinn Pabon is a partner in the Employment, Healthcare, and Professional Liability practice groups in Gordon & Rees’s Denver office. 
 
Ms. Gwinn Pabon's practice foci on healthcare and employment have made her especially attune to the needs of and challenges faced by her clients, enabling her to offer her unique perspective and expertise, throughout the United States. Her primary practice locales are state and federal courts in Colorado and Tennessee. She is also licensed to practice in Florida.

She routinely defends physicians, assisted living and nursing home clients, hospitals, and other health care providers against a variety of claims, including malpractice and negligence, violations of the state-specific consumer protection acts, and various common law actions, drawing from her experience as a direct care provider in several healthcare facilities prior to law school.

In addition, she advises small and medium-sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies regarding the employer-employee relationship. Recognizing the importance of being proactive when maneuvering through this often-complicated relationship, she serves as outside general employment counsel for several clients. In that role, she advises clients on numerous labor and employment issues, including the creation and implementation of employment handbooks and policies, engagement of independent contractors, compliance with wage and hour laws and state and federal statutes regarding family and other leave, the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and defense against unfair labor practice claims, and the gamete of general employee-employer relations. She regularly counsels clients regarding and successfully defends clients against Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act claims. 

 
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Admissions

Colorado
Tennessee
Florida
USDC Middle District of Tennessee
USDC District of Colorado

Memberships

American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section Board Member (2008-2009)
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association

Community Involvement

Ms. Gwinn Pabon has served as a Guardian ad Litem for more than 400 at-risk children in the states of Colorado and Florida. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Colorado. 

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