Jacob Hollars is a trial and appellate lawyer specializing in employment issues, real estate, special district, and commercial matters.
In addition, Jacob also has experience representing contractors in construction defect claims and employers facing wage and hour and retaliation claims.
- Saint Louis University School of Law, 2014 (J.D.), cum laude
- University of Illinois, 2011 (B.A.), with distinction
- Colorado, 2016
- Illinois, 2015
- Missouri, 2014
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Successfully defended a challenge to petition signatures gathered by a candidate for a statewide office in Colorado.
- Obtained unanimous jury verdict in favor of a skilled nursing facility in federal court in a case involving claims of federal and state wage and hour law violations and retaliation.
- Obtained summary judgment in Missouri state court on behalf of an insurer in a third-party coverage claim involving issues of failure of notice and several exclusions to coverage.
- Represented a small business in Southwest Missouri through trial of a substantial premises liability claim involving allegations of permanent disability and sizeable claim for future lost wages and medical care.
- Represented a major insurance company in a case involving claims of breach of contract and vexatious refusal to pay arising out of a fire loss in which the plaintiff claimed a total loss.
- Obtained dismissal of numerous counterclaims brought against a real estate developer by district alleging fraud and civil conspiracy. Stratus Amber Creek, et al. v. Amber Creek Metro. Dist., Adams County District Court Case No. 2021CV30392, Dec. 9, 2022.
- Affirmed denial of district’s motion to dismiss asserting governmental immunity. Verona Building Co, LLC v. Centennial Water & San. Dist., Colorado Court of Appeals Case No. 2021CA0493, Unpublished, July 7, 2022.
- Obtained dismissal of claims of wrongful termination and privacy violations by disclosure of personnel file brought against police chief and city. Rosenblatt v. Wilson, Arapahoe County District Court Case No. 2020CV31317, July 30, 2021.
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of hospital and medical debt collector on claims of violation of the FCRA and Colorado Consumer Protection Act alleging hospital overcharged patient. Fadul v. Sky Ridge Medical Center, et al., 2020 WL 6204259, D. Colo. Oct. 22, 2020.
- Obtained partial summary judgment in favor of a debt collector on claims under the FDCPA that the debt collector attempted to collect a debt the plaintiff did not owe and that the debt collector improperly communicated with the plaintiff by sending her a written acknowledgment that it had received her written dispute letter. Lupia v. Medicredit, Inc., 2020 WL 1852423, D.Colo. Apr. 13, 2020.
- Obtained reversal of judgment in favor of county in a C.R.C.P. 106 action involving an issue of first impression concerning the meaning of the term “new water use” under C.R.S. § 29-20-103(1)(b). Hajek v. Bd. Of Cty. Comm’rs for Boulder Cty., P.3d, 2020 COA 28.
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of a debt collector on claims under the FDCPA and TCPA alleging that the debt collector placed harassing calls to the consumer and called her after she had asked it to stop calling her. Young v. Medicredit, Inc., 2019 WL 1923457, S.D.Tex. Apr. 26, 2019.
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of a debt collector on claims under the FDCPA alleging that the debt collector’s initial “dunning” notices on two separate debts were deceptive. Reynolds v. Medicredit, Inc., 2019 WL 266974, W.D.Tex. Jan 18, 2019.
- Affirmed summary judgment on behalf of a metropolitan district in a contract dispute because the contract was not subject to annual appropriations. Falcon Broadband, Inc. v. Banning Lewis Ranch Metro. Dist. No. 1, et al., P.3d, 2018 COA 92, 2018 WL 3153752, Colo. App. 2018.
- Obtained an order directing Secretary of State to validate 437 petition signatures that were previously rejected, permitting candidate for statewide office to stand for primary election. Lawrence, et al. v. Wayne W. Williams, in his Official Capacity as the Colorado Secretary of State, Denver District Court Case No. 2018CV31501, May 2, 2018.
- Obtained unanimous jury verdict in favor of a skilled nursing facility in federal court in a case involving claims of federal and state wage and hour law violations and retaliation. Vidal v. AHC of Aurora, LLC, 2018 WL 1053027, D. Colo. Jan. 26, 2018.
- Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Litigation – Construction; Commercial Litigation, 2021-2024
- Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity
- Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Fraternity
- Academic Excellence Awards in Contracts I, Antitrust, and Real Estate Transactions
- Saint Louis University Public Law Review, Articles Editor of the Year, 2013-2014
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
- Judge William E. Doyle Inn of Court
- Faculty of Federal Advocates
- Tenth Circuit Historical Society
- “No More Working For The Weekend: Colorado Statutes Of Limitations No Longer Extended If Limitations Period Ends On Weekend Or Court Holiday,” Colorado Banker, August 2023
- “Colorado Supreme Court to Consider Whether Housing Discrimination and Retaliation Can Be Used as Affirmative Defenses in Eviction Proceedings,” Law Week Colorado, July 2023
- “Colo. Eviction Case Could Transform Tenant Rights,” Law360, July 2023
- “U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Plaintiffs Must Suffer Concrete Harm to Sue in Federal Court,” ACA International, July 2021