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School District Attorney
Semple , Miller & Mooney

Colorado Council of School Attorneys

School District Attorney


law degree


bachelor's degree
political science
University of Colorado

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Attorney Christopher Gdowski, Caplan and Earnest LLC, Boulder, Colorado

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Christopher E. GdowskiAttorney Christopher Gdowski, Caplan and Earnest LLC, Boulder, Colorado

Christopher E. Gdowski
Christopher E. Gdowski received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Colorado in 1989, where he graduated summa cum laude, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and was a participant and staff member in the President's Leadership Class.He served as a staff analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank in the Denver branch following graduation and then returned to CU, where he earned his law degree in 1993.He served as a case notes and comments editor of the University of Colorado Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation, reflecting his status as one of the top students in his class.
Mr. Gdowski has been practicing law for over 12 years, first as an attorney at Clanahan, Tanner, Downing & Knowlton and then at Semple, Miller & Mooney from summer 1994 until summer 2003.He is admitted to practice in Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.He is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations.
As special counsel to Caplan and Earnest's education law practice, Mr. Gdowski works with small- and medium-sized school districts throughout Colorado.His emphasis includes charter school matters, business transactions and preventative employment practices.
Mr. Gdowski is the past chairperson of the Colorado Council of School Attorneys.He has made presentations to numerous associations and conferences throughout Colorado including the National School Public Relations Association, the Colorado Association of School Boards, the Colorado Association of School Business Officers and to BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services).
Mr. Gdowski has lived in Colorado since he was two years old.He attended schools in Adams County School District #12 and serves as the district's general counsel.
Mr. Gdowski enjoys a variety of activities in his spare time, including running, hiking, skiing ... and cheering on the CU Buffs football team.

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"The district strongly denies the allegations made in that lawsuit and we plan to defend it vigorously," said school district attorney Chris Gdowski, of the Denver law firm Semple, Miller & Mooney.

Gdowski said it will be difficult for the plaintiffs to say they were fired because of their age, because they had been hired less than a year before they were terminated.
The EEOC's clearance for the two to sue was by no means an indictment of the school district, Gdowski said.
"There have been cases this firm has handled that the EEOC found probable cause that discrimination occurred," he said, "and the cases have been presented to juries who didn't find the defendants discriminated."

Telluride Daily Planet - Local news

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Denver attorney Christopher Gdowski, who represents the school district, admitted some disappointment with Greenacre's ruling but said he believes the court will ultimately find that the case is without merit.

Gdowski expressed confidence that his client's case remained strong.
"We feel the same about this as we always have, and that is that these claims are devoid of any factual merit whatsoever.We'd rather spend the public's money on education, not on defending this lawsuit."
Med center filling void left by the dismissal of nurses
The public outcry stirred by the dismissal of several Telluride Medical Center nurses has marked the new management's first two weeks at the helm, but staff expects smooth sailing ahead.

The Daily Camera: State/west

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Munsey is under investigation for allegedly taking monthly mileage payments in excess of what the board had approved, said Chris Gdowski, the school district's attorney.

The Steamboat Pilot: District lawyers change mid-lawsuit

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Gdowski withdraws from Montessori case; Lyons to take over

Chris Gdowski, of the Boulder-based firm Caplan and Earnest, said he sent an electronic filing to 14th Judicial District Court on Wednesday announcing his resignation from the case.The filing also stated that Richard Lyons replaces him as the district's general counsel in the lawsuit, Gdowski said.
"I think the direction it's headed is that (Lyons) is going to jump in," Gdowski said.
The School Board's action was taken as a result of its decision to attract offers from other law firms after Gdowski left the Denver firm of Semple, Miller and Mooney last summer.
The School Board will pay Gdowski and Lyons for their work on the case during the transfer of counsel, Fisher said.

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