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Joseph P. Sanchez

Of Counsel

Location: Englewood, Colorado
Phone: 720-875-9140
Fax: 720-875-9141
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Joseph P. Sanchez

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Joseph Sanchez serves as Of Counsel at Harris, Karstaedt, Jamison & Powers, P.C. and provides a full spectrum of litigation defense and risk management advice to businesses, contractors, landlords, property owners, and property managers. Joseph’s primary focus is on the defense of employment discrimination claims, defense of federal civil rights matters, and constitutional law issues. He also has extensive experience in insurance defense, contract law, construction defect claims, product liability, housing, and toxic tort litigation matters (including carbon monoxide and asbestos).

Joseph also provides corporate counsel services and legal support concerning governance, employment laws, contracts, marketing agreements, acquisitions and mergers, and compliance programs that consider the CAN-SPAM Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the FCRA. He has served as a team leader and acted as an advisor to corporate executives and senior managers. He reviews, drafts, and negotiates vendor, supplier, and customer agreements including purchase agreements, real estate leases, and equity award plans.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2019

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Rights
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Construction Defect Law
  • Employment Law – Employer
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Personal Injury – Defense
  • Products Liability Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Litigation & Appeals

Certified Legal Specialties

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Litigation, Personal Injury, and Insurance from Martindale-Hubbell.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1998


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law – Sacramento, CA
    • J.D. – 1991
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    • B.A. – 1988
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
    • M.A. – 1998
    • Major: Sport and Exercise Science (Sport Business Administration emphasis)

Classes / Seminars / Presenting Speaker

  • “Defending Brain SPECT Imaging Test for Traumatic Brain Injuries”, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, August 11, 2020, Virtual Webinar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Goodspeed & Merrill, Of Counsel, 2015 – 2019
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, 2011 – 2015
  • Hall & Evans, LLC, 2007 – 2011
  • Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Assistant Attorney General, 1999 – 2007
  • Colorado Xplosion, General Counsel, 1998 – 1999
  • Jeffrey E. Fossum P.C., 1995 – 1998
  • Adams County District Attorney’s Office, Deputy District Attorney, 1991 – 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Secretary of the Adams County Cultural Council

Colorado Bar Association

  • Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys | Listed Over 10 Years
  • Best's Client Recommended Insurance Attorneys 2018
  • Themis Advocates Group | The National Network of Preeminent Law Firms
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association - The Civil Defense Bar
  • DRI Member

AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

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Harris, Karstaedt, Jamison & Powers, P.C.
10333 E. Dry Creek Road
Suite 300
Englewood, CO 80112

Phone: 720-875-9140
Fax: 720-875-9141

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