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CREEC was founded in 2013 by Tim Fox and Amy Robertson following 17 years of practice as plaintiffs’ civil rights lawyers at the law firm of Fox & Robertson.  At F&R, Tim and Amy litigated class and individual civil rights cases with a focus on disability rights.  Representative cases include the largest settlement of a disability rights public accommodations case, as well as other cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act against national fast-food chains, city governments, theaters and arenas, and retail stores based on their inaccessible premises and/or policies of segregation, employment discrimination cases based on age, race, and disability, and fair housing cases against landlords and developers for inaccessible premises or discriminatory policies. Tim and Amy founded CREEC to continue to bring impact litigation, expand beyond disability rights, and conduct more extensive outreach, education, and proactive investigation, including testing!  In the fall of 2015, CREEC opened a California office in Berkeley and welcomed Bill Lann Lee to the team.  Bill was the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights during the Clinton administration and earlier had spent years at the forefront of impact civil rights litigation with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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Amy Robertson and Tim Fox are Co-Executive Directors of CREEC.  After meeting as associates at what was then  Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering  — and, in flagrant violation of Wilmer’s nonexistent anti-fraternization policies, marrying — Tim and Amy moved to Denver in 1995 and spent a year with two of Denver’s finestcommercial firms.  They started Fox & Robertson in 1996, determined to devote their careers to civil rights and to wear suits to work as rarely as possible.  At F&R, they successfully litigated class action discrimination cases against major companies such as Kmart, Burger King, Taco Bell, Abercrombie & Fitch, and E*Trade Access.  They founded CREEC in 2013. They are based in Denver and litigate cases nationwide.
 
 

Amy 2Amy received her law degree from Yale Law School in 1988 and her B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1983.   She lived in Taiwan between college and law school and still speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese.   Following law school, Amy clerked for the Hon. Richard L. Williams of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Amy is admitted to practice in Colorado, the District of Columbia (inactive), and Minnesota (inactive).

 

 

Tim receivTim Foxed his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1991, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review and president of his graduating class.  He received his B.A. from the University of Denver in 1988.   In 1986, Tim was injured playing rugby and has used a wheelchair for mobility since then.  Tim is admitted to practice in Colorado, California, and the District of Columbia (inactive).

 

 

Amy and Tim were both selected by 5280 Magazine for inclusion in the 2015 and 2016 Top Lawyers lists.  In 2013, Tim was elected to the Board of Directors of the ACLU – National.  They jointly received the 2012 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers.   In 2008, Tim received The Colorado Bar Association Award of Merit.   In addition, F&R was recognized with the 2007 Impact Fund Award, and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Case of the Year award in 2006.  When they were in private practice, Tim and Amy were named “Super Lawyers” on multiple years. (You should see them in their tights and capes!)  Amy was named one of the ten most powerful lawyers in Denver in 2006 by the Denver Business Journal.  Tim and Amy have also been honored as Fellows of the Colorado Bar Foundation, a designation bestowed upon no more than five percent of the lawyers in Colorado for “outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community, the traditions of the profession and the maintenance and advancement of the objectives of the Colorado Bar Association.”

 

Bill LeeBill Lann Lee is Senior Counsel at CREEC and is based in CREEC’s California office. Bill focuses on representing groups of individuals in employment discrimination, disability access and other civil rights cases.  He has brought disability access cases against Netflix to obtain closed captioning on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf, and against Burger King and Walmart on behalf of individuals who use wheelchairs for mobility.  Among employment discrimination cases, he has prosecuted cases against Wet Seal, Costco, Best Buy, Abercrombie & Fitch, and McCormick & Schmick’s.  From December 1997 to January 2001, Bill served as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division in the United States Department of Justice in the Clinton Administration, as the nation’s top civil rights prosecutor.  He managed the Department’s enforcement of federal civil rights statutes, including pattern or practice enforcement in employment discrimination and disability rights cases, and coordinated overall federal enforcement of the nation’s civil rights laws.  Before joining CREEC, Bill was a shareholder at Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, P.C. in Oakland, CA, and previously a partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP.  Earlier in his career, he spent 18 years as an attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the law firm founded by Justice Thurgood Marshall, in New York City and Los Angeles.  He headed the Legal Defense Fund’s western regional office in Los Angeles.  He also prosecuted employment discrimination class actions for the Center for Law in the Public Interest in Los Angeles.  Bill is admitted to practice in California and New York (inactive).
 

Image: headshot of light skinned woman with shoulder length curly brown hair and wearing a pink shirt.Elizabeth Jordan is an Attorney in our Colorado office and our first annual CREEC Fellow. Liz graduated summa cum laude from NYU School of Law in 2013. After law school, she worked first as a Fellow with the Capital Appeals Project in Louisiana, where she represented capital defendants on appeal. She then represented immigrant children facing deportation in New York with The Door’s Legal Services Center. Liz has been skiing in Colorado since the age of four and is excited to be able to get more turns in while also working directly on issues of civil rights and discrimination with CREEC. Prior to law school, Liz spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Spain studying human rights issues and developing a deep love of Spanish cheeses. She received her B.A. from Yale College in 2006. She is admitted to practice in Louisiana and New York.

 

{Image: headshot of young white woman with long red hair in a gray business jacket.}Caiti Hall is a paralegal in our Colorado office.  Caiti graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Politics and Global Development Studies. As an undergrad she focused her studies on Human Rights and became interested in issues of accessibility and discrimination while studying American Sign Language. She is excited to be working for an organization tackling these issues directly (while also enabling her love of dogs by having furry friends in the office). When not in the office, Caiti can be found meandering the halls of art galleries or wandering on hiking trails.

 

Image: head shot of white woman with dark hair wearing a white shirt. Jean Peterson is a paralegal in our Colorado office.  Jean graduated from the American University with a B.A. in International Studies. Following her legal interests instead of her degree, Jean began working for the U.S. Department of Justice in D.C. in their Securities and Financial Fraud Unit. In her time with the Department, she worked on both large financial and government procurement fraud cases. Through her time there, she became interested in the aspects of discrimination on everyday life for individuals across the country and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a group focused on that. Jean can be caught riding her horse, hiking, or exploring farmers markets on the weekends.

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