ABOUT US

At Livelihood Law, we fight for your right to earn a living.
We take on Employers who break the law and threaten your livelihood.

About Livelihood Law LLC

Livelihood Law is dedicated to the advancement of employee rights and workplace fairness.

We represent employees when they are faced with discrimination, harassment, retaliation, contractual or commission disputes, wrongful termination, and when they are forced to fight for unemployment benefits.

Meet Our Staff

Rachel Ellis

MANAGING PARTNER

Rachel Ellis is an advocate for workplace fairness and the advancement of employee rights. 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.

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Euell Thomas

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Euell “E” Thomas of Livelihood Law, LLC. practices all aspects of Labor and Employment Law including issues of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, Wage and Hour and unemployment benefits hearings.

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Michelle Gibson

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Michelle Gibson is a passionate advocate who enjoys helping her clients navigate through the civil legal process to achieve justice. Ms. Gibson’s practice areas encompass all areas of Labor and Employment Law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

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Rachel Ellis

MANAGING PARTNER


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.

 

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Euell Thomas

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY


 

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.

 

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Michelle Gibson

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Michelle Gibson is a passionate advocate who enjoys helping her clients navigate through the civil legal process to achieve justice. Ms. Gibson’s practice areas encompass all areas of Labor and Employment Law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Prior to joining Livelihood Law, LLC. Ms. Gibson worked at Bachus & Schanker, LLC and the Colorado State Public Defender. Ms. Gibson obtained her juris doctorate at Washington and Lee University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was an active member of the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice and Vice Magister of Phi Delta Phi International Honor Society. Ms. Gibson obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science, Russian Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies from University of Arizona where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors.

In her free time, Michelle enjoys watching the Colorado Rockies, attending concerts, reading, and hiking. 

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Amber Klein

PARALEGAL

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.

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Andrea Dreskin

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.

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Amber Klein

PARALEGAL


 

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.

 

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Andrea Dreskin

OFFICE MANAGER

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.

 

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