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Qusair Mohamedbhai


 Phone: 303-578-4400

  Fax: 303-578-4401




Qusair Mohamedbhai, Esq., is a founding partner at the law firm of Rathod | Mohamedbhai LLC. He advocates for the rights of employees in the workplace, for the rights of students in schools, and for the civil rights of all individuals against governmental and institutional abuses of power.

Notable Jury Verdicts & Publicly Available Settlements

Estate of Christian Glass v. Clear Creek County et al.  $19 Million; Estate of Elijah Javon McClain et al. v. City of Aurora, Colorado et al.  $15 Million; Confidential Minors v. Cherry Creek School District  $11.5 Million; Amanda Wilson v. Jonathan Pauling et al.  $6.5 Million; Shiva Rai v. St. Vrain Valley School District $3.85 Million; Jamaal Hunter v. Denver Sheriff’s Department  $3.25 Million; Naeschylus Carter-Vinzant v. Aurora Police Department $2.85 Million; Said Ali et al. v. Cargill Meat Solutions & Teamsters Local No. 455 $1.5 Million; Estate of Johnny Hurley v. City of Arvada  $2.7 Million; Estate of Jacquez v. City of Rocky Ford et al.  $1.3 Million; Jessica Hernandez v. Denver Police Department  $1 Million; Baltazar et al. v. Vail Run Resorts  $1 Million; McFadden et al. v. Meeker Housing Authority et al.  $1 Million; Corey Wise v. Douglas County School District RE-1 et al.  $850,000; Guzzo et al. v. State of Wyoming.

Awards, Honors, and Special Appointments

Super Lawyers – Top 100 Attorneys in Colorado (2016-2024); Super Lawyers – Plaintiff’s Employment Law (2014-2024); 5280 Magazine “Top Lawyers” Civil Rights (2015-2024); South Asian Bar Association Foundation of North America – Hero of the Year (2024); Youth Celebrate Diversity – Human Rights Award (2024); Colorado Association of Black Journalists – Champion of Year (2024); Mayor Mike Johnson Administration – Denver City Attorney Search Committee Co-Chair (2023); Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline – Special Counsel (2023); Anti-Defamation League Mountain States – Civil Rights Champion (2020); Sam Cary Bar Association – Warrior for Justice (2018); Firefly Autism – Children’s Civil Rights Advocate of the Year (2018); Law Week Colorado – Lawyer of the Year (2017); Law Week Colorado – “Best Employment Lawyer for Plaintiffs” (2015-2017); Colorado LGBT Bar Association – Ally of the Year (2017); One Colorado – Ally of the Year (2017); Newsed – Civil Rights Honoree (2017); Best Lawyers® – Employment Law Individuals, Civil Rights (2016-2024); New Leaders Council – Hero of the Year (2017); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) Case of the Year (2013, 2014, & 2016); Richard Marden Davis Award (2015); American Association for Justice – Leonard Weinglass In Defense of Civil Liberties Award (2015).

Professional Associations, Faculty & Non-Profit Board Service

Legal Aid Foundation Board Member (2023-current); Consulado General de México en Denver Abogado Consultor – Government of Mexico (2015-current); Trial Advocacy – University of Wyoming College of Law (2018-current); Civil Rights Education & Enforcement Center, Litigation Committee (2013-current); CBA-CLE Board Member (2015-2020) & President of the Board (2018-2020); University of Denver Sturm College of Law – Adjunct Faculty (2019); CBA/DBA/CBA-CLE Building Move Committee (2018); National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Faculty (2012-2019); Metro State University Affiliate Faculty (2016); Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association – Board Member (2014-2018); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association – Executive Committee (2019); American Association of Justice (2018); Colorado Bar Association (2004-2022, 2024); Wyoming Bar Association (2004-2024); Denver Bar Association (2004-2022, 2024); Pro Bono General Counsel – Colorado Muslim Society (2011-2017); Servicios de la Raza Board Member (2011-2017).

Academic Lecturing (Last Five Years Only)

Combating Discrimination and Bias in the Courtroom, Family Law Institute (2023); Guarding the Gates: Experts and Colorado’s Rule of Evidence, Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel Annual Conference (2023); How a Complaint Gets to Trial: Litigation Nuts and Bolts, CBA-YLD CLE (2019, 2023); Future Planning for Long-Term Success, Solo-Small Firm Convention (2022); Theme & Theory, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2022); Checking in on the Impact of Colorado’s Public Health Emergency Whistleblower (PHEW) Law, CBA Labor & Employment (2022); Overview of Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Immigration, and Banking, National Iranian American Council (2022); George Floyd & BLM… One Year Later, Center For Legal Inclusiveness (2021); Civil Tools for a Criminal Fight, Aurora Municipal Public Defenders Office (2021); Effective Approaches for Dealing with Discovery Disputes, Discovery Practicum 101 (2021); Police Brutality and Victimization, Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (2020); Family Law and Your Clients’ Civil Rights, Family Law Institute (2020); Employee Rights During Covid-19, University of Denver (2020); Legal Rights and Options for Survivors of Police Brutality, Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (2020); The Big Picture: Handling the Nuts and Bolts While Keeping Your Goals and Strategy in Mind, Solo-Small Firm Convention (2019); Litigating Discrimination Claims in State Court, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2019); Toward Equity: Motivating Inclusiveness in Legal Workplaces, Colorado Women’s Bar Association (2018).


The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, Chapter Update, Practitioner’s Guide to Employment Law, Third Edition, Colorado Bar Association (2015-2024); Echoes of History in Donald Trump’s Stance on Muslims, Denver Post Op-Ed (March 5, 2016); Municipal Liability: Strategies, Critiques, and a Pathway Toward Effective Enforcement of Civil Rights, 91 Den. Univ. L.R. 3; Religious Minorities Need Not Apply: Legal Implications of Faith-Based Employment Advertising, 43 The Colorado Lawyer 27 (April 2014).

Published Opinions

People v. Coats, 533 P.3d 572 (Colo. 2023); Forth v. Laramie Cnty. Sch. Dist. No. 1, 85 F. 4th 1044 (10th Cir. 2023); Johnson v. Handley, 604 F. Supp. 3d 1306 (D. Wyo. 2022); Stinnett v. Regl. Transportation Dist., 477 F. Supp. 3d 1187 (D. Colo. 2020); Est. of Harmon v. Salt Lake City, 471 F. Supp. 3d 1203 (D. Utah 2020); Sebastian v. Douglas Cnty., 366 P.3d 601 (Colo 2016); Bd. of Cnty. Commissioners of Summit Cnty. v. Rodgers, 355 P.3d 1253 (Colo 2015); Martinez v. Valdez, 125 F. Supp. 3d 1190 (D. Colo. 2015); Ortega v. City and Cnty. of Denver, 944 F. Supp. 2d 1033 (D. Colo. 2013); Jenkins v. Panama Canal Ry. Co., 208 P.3d 238 (Colo. 2009); Fuchs v. Sanders, 659 F. Supp. 2d 1136 (D. Colo. 2009); Jenkins v. Haymore, 208 P.3d 265 (Colo. App. 2007)

Education and Bar Admissions

Qusair graduated from the University of Wyoming School of Law, Laramie, Wyoming in 2003.  He received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta in 2000.  Qusair is admitted to practice law in Colorado, Wyoming, the United States District Court for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.