Attorney Profile: Madeline Collison
Madeline Collison is Of Counsel with the law firm of Sweeney & Bechtold, LLC where she emphasizes employment law on behalf of employees. She graduated from Wellesley College and obtained her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College Of Law. She has been active in the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and served as President of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association in 1997-1998. She also served as Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association from 2001 to 2003. She was President of the Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association in 1990-1991 and served on the PELA Board of Directors from 1989 to 2004.
Madeline has been a frequent lecturer on employment law topics and has written many articles on various aspects of employment law. She was a co-author of the “Federal Statutes and Claims” Chapter of the First Edition of the Colorado Bar Association’s Manual titled “The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law.” In the first edition of Chambers USA (2003-2004), she was ranked in the top three attorneys in employment law on the plaintiff’s side. Madeline was in private practice from 1986 to 2005, focusing on employment law and civil rights matters with an emphasis on sex discrimination, sexual harassment and age discrimination cases. From 2005 to 2012, she took time off from the practice of law to focus on raising her four children. She has returned to the practice of law with renewed energy and enthusiasm.