Paul W. Hurcomb


Paul’s employment law practice focuses on advising and defending employers in a full range of employment issues. He has represented clients in claims and litigation involving noncompetition agreements, trade secrets, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. Paul provides proactive counseling and advice to his clients in a variety of areas, such as protecting trade secrets and confidential information, drafting employment and executive agreements, independent contractor agreements, employment policies and handbooks, severance agreements, wage and hour issues, employee discipline, employment termination, avoiding wrongful termination and discrimination claims. He also advises clients on compliance with federal and state law, including Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Colorado Wage Claim Act, employment authorization and I-9 documentation, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

In January, 2016, Paul was appointed County Attorney for Teller County, Colorado representing the Board of County Commissioners, Board of Review, Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, elected officials and departments in a full range of governmental matters.

Practice Areas


  • Juris Doctor, University of Notre Dame (1994)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Tufts University (1990)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member, Notre Dame Law Association (2014-Present)
  • Chairman, Executive Committee, Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) (2011-2012)
  • Vice President and Member of Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association; Fifth District (2010-2011)
  • Member, Program Committee, Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) (2010-2011)
  • Class Member, Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) (2010)
  • Board of Directors, El Paso County Bar Foundation (2007-2010)
  • Trustee, El Paso County Bar Association (2006-2008)
  • Member, El Paso County Committee, Legal Aid Foundation (2005-2010)
  • Member, The Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court; El Paso County, Colorado (2002-Present)

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (2001)
  • United States District Court; Colorado (2001)
  • Colorado State Courts (2000)
  • Minnesota State Courts (1994)

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado (2000)
  • Minnesota (1994)

Other Distinctions

  • Paul serves as Chief Operational Officer on the Executive Committee of the firm’s management.
  • Paul has received the highest rating (AV) from the Lexis-Nexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability for both employment law and litigation.

Professional Experience

  • Sparks Willson (2001-Present)
  • JAG, United States Air Force Judge Advocate Corps (1994-2001)


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