About Livelihood Law
At Livelihood Law, we fight for your right to earn a living.
We take on Employers who break the law and threaten your livelihood. Our services include employee representation for:
contractual or commission disputes
family medical leave
Federal and State employees
If you are being faced with illegal treatment at work, whether you are still employed or not, contact us here to find out your legal options.
We also help people who can no longer work to get the social security disability benefits they have earned. This process is long and confusing, which can be disheartening, but our lawyers can help you through the process from application through appeals.
Rachel E. Ellis of Livelihood Law, LLC is an advocate for workplace fairness and the advancement of employee rights. Ms. Ellis provides counsel to private sector and federal government employees; representative matters include discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, unpaid commission and wages, contractual disputes, non-competition agreements, severance negotiations, and unemployment benefits.
Ms. Ellis also helps people who can no longer work get the social security disability benefits they have earned. This process can be long and confusing, which is disheartening, but our lawyers can help you through the process from application through appeals.
Ms. Ellis regularly appears in front of Colorado’s State and Federal Courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment. Ms. Ellis is a former Officer and current Board Member of the Colorado Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Association, and is a past-Board Member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and the Colorado Symphony REMIX Board for Young Professionals.
Euell “E” Thomas is an Associate Attorney at Livelihood Law, LLC. Mr. Thomas’ practice areas encompass all aspects of Labor and Employment Law. Mr. Thomas stands ready to assist employees with issues of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, Wage and Hour and unemployment benefits hearings. In additional, Mr. Thomas has extensive knowledge of Federal employee specific administrative processes, such as, the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Mr. Thomas’ past work history includes the Western Area Law Department of the United States Postal Service and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Disaster Assistance. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado, School of Law. While at CU, Mr. Thomas was active with the ABA Mock Trial Team and won the Jim R. Carrigan Cup Trial Competition Award. He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Hendrix College.
Mr. Thomas is a member of the Colorado Bar and Denver Bar Associations. In his free time, Mr. Thomas enjoys playing guitar, playing squash, writing, travel and is studying to become a CMS Level 2 sommelier.
Amber Klein joined Livelihood Law as a paralegal in March 2018. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BS in Journalism with an emphasis in advertising, Ms. Klein spent six years working in marketing and advertising where she learned about various types of communication and how to effectively market any business. In April 2017, she earned her Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
In May 2017, she started working as a paralegal at Adoption Choices of Colorado where she assisted adoptive families in realizing their dream of adoption and birth parents in finding families for their unborn children.
At Livelihood Law, Ms. Klein provides paralegal support on a variety of employment matters and enjoys combining her interest in the law, litigation, and civil rights with her desire to help people. She enjoys the complexity of employment and civil rights issues, and we appreciate her commitment to keeping the entire firm organized. In her free time, Ms. Klein enjoys running agility with her dog, Kirra.
Andrea Dreskin joined Livelihood Law as the receptionist in March of 2017 and became the office manager in March of 2018. After graduating from Smith College with a BA in East Asian Language and Culture, Ms. Dreskin returned home to Denver and enrolled in the Art Institute of Colorado. She quickly found an internship at a portrait studio specializing in children and families and eventually became the office manager.
Ms. Dreskin was drawn to working for Livelihood Law because the position combines her administrative and design experience with her passion for helping people. Her sunny disposition brightens the day of everyone she speaks with. In her free time, you can usually find Ms. Dreskin photographing everything from people to landscapes or exploring Colorado trails with her family and dog Peaches.