Todd J. McNamara graduated magna cum laude from Chaminade College, Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1974 and secured his law degree with honors from St. John’s University School of Law in 1979. Todd was the shareholder in charge of a mid-sized firm’s employment law section for approximately 10 years. In 1995, Todd opened his own firm, and limits his practice exclusively to employment law matters. He has lectured on numerous occasions, both locally and nationally, on employment law matters.
Todd was lead private class counsel in Wilkerson, et al., v. Martin-Marietta, the largest age discrimination claim brought within the State of Colorado, which settled for a reported $7.6 million. In LaSelle v. Public Service, Todd secured a $2.1 million judgment on behalf of 90 plaintiffs in an ERISA claim. Todd secured the first race discrimination verdict in the United States against a real estate franchise for failure to award a sales agency to an African-American in Tyler v. ReMax. In addition, Todd was co-counsel in Vaszlavik v. Storage Tek, an age discrimination class action, which settled for $5 million. Todd served as class co-counsel in an ERISA action, Piet, et al. v. Lontine, which settled for $5 million. Additionally, he has settled a two plaintiff sex discrimination case for $1.3 million, a seven person age discrimination case for $2.2 million, a multi-plaintiff disability case for $1.1 million and a race discrimination case for $1.75 million. Todd, together with class co-counsel, settled a $3.85 million disability discrimination case against the United States Postal Service. Todd settled an FLSA case for $835,000 in 2012 and together with co-counsel, settled an FLSA case for $4.4 million in 2013. He has 10 recoveries for his clients in excess of $1 million.
Todd has previously served as co-chair of the Colorado Bar Association Labor Law Committee and is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association Employment Panel. He is editor of Federal Employment Jury Instructions and has just recently completed a tenth supplement to that publication, which is used throughout the United States by both lawyers and judges. He is a co-chapter editor of the Practitioners Guide to Colorado Employment Law and has published a number of other articles on employment law issues in both Trial Talk and The Colorado Lawyer. He has been listed as a Colorado Super Lawyer under Labor and Employment since the inception of that award in 2006 and for 10 consecutive years. In addition, Todd J. McNamara P.C. maintains an AV rating, the highest possible, with Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Law and Employment Section. He has been selected as one of the “Top 50” lawyers, among over 24,000 in the State on two occasions and one of the “Top 100” three times. He was honored with the designation of Lawyer of the Year – Employment Law (Individuals) in 2013. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment for many years. Todd is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, one of approximately only 20 in Colorado.