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
- severance negotiation
- unemployment benefits
- wrongful termination
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.
Brooke H. Meyer represents private and public sector employees in state and federal litigation, unemployment insurance appeals, administrative investigations of discrimination, and attorney discipline defense. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and has extensive experience in administrative courts including the Office of Administrative Courts, State Personnel Board and the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge.
She joined the Livelihood Law team after practicing attorney ethics as an Assistant Regulation Counsel at the Colorado Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, formerly working as a Colorado Assistant Attorney General in the Employment Law and Civil Rights division, and litigating at Baker & Hostetler LLP.
Ms. Meyer received her J.D. from University of Denver College of Law and her undergraduate degree from Emory University. She is currently a member of the Association for Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.
Kaitlin I. Spittell is an Associate at Livelihood Law, LLC where she exclusively practices plaintiff-side employment law for private sector and federal government employees. She dreams of a world where people can freely pursue their career goals unencumbered by harmful stereotypes. She works to make this a reality one client at a time.
Ms. Spittell received her JD from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, where she participated in the Student Trial Lawyers Association and Student Mentorship program, and served on the board of the National Women Law Student Organization. A Texas native, she received her undergraduate degrees from the University of North Texas, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Ms. Spittell is licensed to practice in Colorado’s State and Federal Courts. She is a current member of the Colorado Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Association, Faculty of Federal Advocates, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Denver Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division, and Alpha Delta Pi Denver Alumnae Association. Away from the office, Ms. Spittell enjoys going on adventures in the Colorado outdoors, including hiking, white water rafting, and snow shoeing.
John Michael Guevara
John Michael Guevara is an Associate at Livelihood Law, LLC where he practices plaintiff-side employment law to protect the civil rights of employees. He seeks to help employees combat wage theft, safeguard their right to work in an environment free from workplace discrimination and harassment, and ensure that employees are substantially compensated when their civil rights are violated.
Mr. Guevara joined the Livelihood Law team after three years of practicing commercial litigation at the Denver Office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP. He received his JD from the University of Colorado Law School where he served on the board of the Latino Law Student Association, participated in moot court, and was a Casenote and Comment Editor for the University of Colorado Law Review. A Texas native, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Guevara is licensed to practice in Colorado’s State and Federal Courts. He is a current member of the Colorado Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Association, Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, and is serving as Secretary of the Civil Rights Section to the Colorado Bar Association. He is also a mentor for Law School: Yes We Can, an organization that assists first generation and diverse undergraduate students with their pursuit of becoming lawyers. Outside of the law, he enjoys reading and writing fiction, playing drums, biking and hiking, real and fantasy football, and drinking coffee at more coffee shops than he’d like to admit.
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.