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Kimberley D. Neilio’s practice focuses on a range of litigation matters, with an emphasis on employment matters. Kimberley’s employment practice is concentrated on the representation of management in the areas of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and employment-related torts in federal and state courts. She has also represented employers in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state departments of labor and state civil rights agencies. In addition, Kimberley has wide-ranging experience resolving employment-related claims via mediation.

Kimberley’s experience as in-house counsel for DaVita Medical Group and Comcast Cable give her insight into the employment issues faced on a daily basis by her clients. As in-house counsel, Kimberley frequently supported her Human Resource and management clients on workplace investigations, accommodations, pay practices and discipline, among other things. She also provided employment law training to employees and employment law support on health care mergers and acquisitions. As both an in-house and law firm lawyer, Kimberley strives to develop relationships with her clients so that she can provide practical advice on day-to-day matters, as well as when conflicts arise.  


  • Litigation
  • Employment law
  • Restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements
  • Alternative dispute resolution



  • Assistant General Counsel – Labor & Employment, DaVita, 2016-2017
  • Senior Counsel – Labor & Employment, Comcast, 2011-2016

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2021-2022
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
    • Executive Council
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado
    • Secretary, 2001-2006
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney, Lobato et al. v. State et al. (school finance litigation), 2010-2011


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • B.A., Sociology, Christopher Newport University
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit