Eric V. Hall

Eric V. Hall

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719.386.3030 office
719.386.3070 fax
90 South Cascade Avenue
Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Mr. Hall represents religious institutions and schools in all legal matters. His practice also focuses on complex ‎civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels, with an emphasis on First Amendment litigation involving religion ‎and speech as well as commercial litigation of all types.‎

Representative Matters

  • Advises businesses on all employment matters, including hiring, firing, drafting employment handbooks, avoiding claims of discrimination, and resolving administrative actions, such as unemployment compensation claims
  • Defends employers in court and at arbitration on employment claims, such as breach of employment agreement, Title VI, Title IX, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Successfully represented major Colorado school districts in complex constitutional litigation at the trial and appellate levels
  • Successfully represented a religious college in constitutional litigation to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals 
  • Successfully defended a major religious denomination in retaining church property at five-week trial
  • Successfully litigated numerous religious liberty cases for churches and religious schools, including victories at the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court 
  • Serves as general counsel to charter schools throughout Colorado
  • Successfully litigated commercial disputes in arbitration, at trial, and on appeal



  • Author, "Religious Employer Exemption under the Federal Mandate for All Health Plans," Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons Article, September 28, 2011
  • Author, "Choice Scholarships – in Douglas County, Colorado and Indiana," Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons Article, September 28, 2011
  • Author, "How the Changing Complexion of the Supreme Court May Affect Religious Liberty Law," RJ&L The First Freedom, October 2009
  • Author, "Pastor's Lawsuit Against His Former Church Rejected on First Amendment Grounds," RJ&L The First Freedom, October 2008
  • Author, "Tenth Circuit Holds Colorado's Financial Aid Program Unconstitutional," RJ&L The First Freedom, October 2008
  • Author, "The Archdiocese of Denver Vindicates Religious Liberty," RJ&L The First Freedom, April 2008
  • Author, "Tenth Circuit to Decide Whether Colorado May Discriminate Among Religious Colleges," RJ&L The First Freedom, April 2008
  • Author, "Rewarding Healthy Behavior: Wellness Programs Help Employers Contain Health Care Costs," RJ&L Employment Law Update, December 2007
  • Author, "Know the Risks Before Developing an Affinity for Affinity Groups," RJ&L Employment Law Update, June 2007



  • The Best Lawyers in America - 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" - First Amendment, 2014-2017
  • Teach for America
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship for School Teachers - St. John's College in Santa Fe - Dante's Commedia, 1996
  • Flores Elementary School - La Joya, Texas - Certified bilingual elementary school teacher, 1992
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2012-2016
  • Colorado Springs Business Journal - "Rising Star", 2008
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT), 2008
  • Bryan S. Gardner Outstanding Young Lawyer Award - El Paso County Bar Association, 2005
  • "Teacher of the Year" - Trinity School at River Ridge, 1996-1997

Other Info



J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2000, summa cum laude
M.A., St. John's College, 1994
B.A., College of William and Mary, 1991, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 2000

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
Colorado State Judicial District Courts
Colorado Supreme Court
Colorado Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Colorado

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training COBALT, Participant, 2008
  • Leadership Pikes Peak, Participant, 2002-2003
  • Thomas MacLaren Charter School, Co-Founder
  • Budget Subcommittee for Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2010
  • Website Committee for El Paso County Bar Association, Chair, 2004-2007
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, Member
  • El Paso County Bar Association, President, 2014-2015
  • Colorado Bar Foundation, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission, Appointed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, 2012