Dan Mauk does a lot of things well. In college at the University of Vermont, he majored in political science and minored in math. When he moved to Jackson, Wyoming a few years later, he didn’t just live the ski bum life, he also became a ski instructor. He eventually packed up his ski boots and moved to Colorado to attend law school at the University of Denver.
Today, Dan has a diverse practice that includes employment law, health care law, and medical malpractice defense. He has investigated a large number of complaints about discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unemployment and wage issues, and represented and advised the businesses, practices and individuals who were facing them.
He has also successfully represented physicians, nurses, and medical practices in cases involving negligence, wrongful death, vicarious liability, and constitutional claims. He regularly represents physicians and nurses in administrative proceedings in front of the Colorado Medical Board and Colorado Board of Nursing.
Since these cases can often be emotional, Dan’s expertise is a calming presence, helping his clients with the legal issues involved so that they can make informed decisions. “I try to help people see both sides of the issues, and to take emotion out of it,” he explains.
In addition to his work as a trial lawyer in both state and federal court, Dan has counseled businesses so that they can implement workplace solutions that will improve their employment practices and help avoid legal risk. He regularly drafts employment, independent contractor, and partnership agreements for medical professionals and their staffs, as well as employee handbooks, noncompetes, and related policies. He routinely assists when it comes to the enforcement of these contracts and policies and provided guidance on any number of other issues that can arise in an employment relationship.
A native of Long Island, New York, Dan fell in love with the west when he took vacations with his family to places like Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Moab. In Colorado, he spends his time with his wife and young daughter, and plays both indoor and outdoor soccer. And although he loves the west, Dan is still faithful to his hometown sports teams, the New York Giants, the New York Mets, and the New York Islanders.
2012 Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
2005 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Minor in Mathematics, University of Vermont
Member: American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section; Colorado Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section; Denver Bar Association
Award: Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2017. This prestigious designation is done annually, per state, with attorney selections based on a patented multiphase selection process, and peer nominations and evaluations, combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state are named “Rising Stars.”
Award: John Phillip Linn Labor Law Award 2012
Recipient: : University of Denver Sturm College of Law – Workplace Law Certificate
Volunteer: A Little Help (formerly Washington Park Cares)
Smith v. Craven, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 184496 (D. Colo. 2014).
Hayes v. Lowe, et al., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179998 (D. Colo. 2014).
Plante v. Weld Cnty. Jail, et al., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25948 (D. Colo. 2016).
Perreten v. Waite, et al., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8888 (D. Colo. 2017).
Estate of Lobato v. Correct Care Solutions, LLC, et al., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49247 (D. Colo. 2017).