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Samuel Ventola

Samuel Ventola

Ventola Mediation
  • Colorado
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Summary

At Ventola Mediation, our clients consist of businesses, partnerships, individuals, and religious organizations.

This firm’s biggest priority is to make our clients successful in all of their legal pursuits.

Sam has a wide variety of experience in litigation, legal education, and mediation. He has been an attorney on both sides in business litigation, employment disputes, probate litigation, and personal injury cases. In addition to being an attorney, he has been a mediator, hearing officer, labor relations professor, and lecturer on litigation, employment, and First Amendment issues.

Sam has over 30 years’ experience in:

General Litigation
Business Law and Litigation
Employment Law and Litigation
First Amendment Litigation
Estate Planning and Probate Litigation
Mediation
He has also achieved the rating of AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, 1988 – University of Colorado, School of Law; Order of the Coif
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Philosophy, 1985, University of Colorado

BARS AND COURTS

Admitted to practice before:

All Colorado state courts
Federal District Court for the District of Colorado
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Better Business Bureau Mediator
Better Business Bureau Arbitrator
Alliance Defending Freedom Allied Attorney

Education
University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (1988) | Law
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University of Colorado - Boulder
B.A. (1985) | Philosophy
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Activities: Forensics Team
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University of Colorado - Boulder
B.S. (1985) | Political Science
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Activities: Forensics Team
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Professional Experience
Mediator
Ventola Mediation
- Current
Founding Partner
Law Office of Samuel Ventola
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Special Counsel
Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Analysis on the Supreme Court ruling regarding the Hobby Lobby case on the Dan Caplis Show, Analysis on the Supreme Court ruling regarding the Hobby Lobby case on the Dan Caplis Show, The Dan Caplis Show
Law Office of Samuel Ventola
RFRA and the First Amendment Explained for Small Business Owners, RFRA and the First Amendment Explained for Small Business Owners, Webinar
Law Office of Samuel Ventola/Business in Blue Jeans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbvbs_9Z0TA#action=share
Certifications
40 Hour Mediation Training
Mares-Dixon & Associates
Awards
Outstanding Community Service Award
Sisters in Service
Awarded for community service.
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
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Better Business Bureau
Member
- Current
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Colorado Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Denver Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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10th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Additional Practice Areas
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Litigation
  • First Amendment
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Blog
Videos
When breaking up, personally or professionally, it can be quite painful.  In this podcast, we discuss business divorces and their ramifications.
Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...Mediation in Practice: Business Divorce

When breaking up, personally or professionally, it can be quite painful. In this podcast, we discuss business divorces and their ramifications. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...

We conclude our "Mediation in Practice" s series by discussion various types of civil mediation.  Whether probate, business or employment matters, mediation is an effective tool to resolve disputes,...Mediation in Practice: Types of Mediation

We conclude our "Mediation in Practice" s series by discussion various types of civil mediation. Whether probate, business or employment matters, mediation is an effective tool to resolve disputes,...

The loss of a family member can be further complicated by disagreements.  Sometimes, old grievances can rear their ugly head and create probate disputes.  In this podcast, Sam...Mediation in Practice: Probate Mediation

The loss of a family member can be further complicated by disagreements. Sometimes, old grievances can rear their ugly head and create probate disputes. In this podcast, Sam...

Unlike movies or TV shows, there isn't usually a grand "reading of the will" in most probate cases.  However, in this podcast, we discuss what actually happens in a...Probate - Dysfunctional Family Feud

Unlike movies or TV shows, there isn't usually a grand "reading of the will" in most probate cases. However, in this podcast, we discuss what actually happens in a...

In "The Importance of Being Earnest," Oscar Wilde was not referring to earnest money deposit disputes.  Sam, our resident Answer Man, does discuss earnest money disputes and how those...Mediation in Practice - Earnest Money Deposit Disputes

In "The Importance of Being Earnest," Oscar Wilde was not referring to earnest money deposit disputes. Sam, our resident Answer Man, does discuss earnest money disputes and how those...

As your business grows, you probably want to hire employees. There are several issues that you may want to address such as vacation time, how to report an incident and...At Will Employment Agreements

As your business grows, you probably want to hire employees. There are several issues that you may want to address such as vacation time, how to report an incident and...

For tenants, landlords are almost always difficult.  Always on your back about rent and never there when you need them.  On the other hand for landlords, it's always...Mediation in Practice - Landlord Tenant Disputes

For tenants, landlords are almost always difficult. Always on your back about rent and never there when you need them. On the other hand for landlords, it's always...

Non-competes are agreements entered into between employer and employee – usually something the employee signs when they first start.  Find out what both employers and employees should consider before...Non-Compete Agreements

Non-competes are agreements entered into between employer and employee – usually something the employee signs when they first start. Find out what both employers and employees should consider before...

In this podcast, Sam discusses car accidents and what you should do,  and the dirty little secret about contingent fee agreements.  
Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...Car Accidents, Lawyers and Contingent Fee Agreements

In this podcast, Sam discusses car accidents and what you should do, and the dirty little secret about contingent fee agreements. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...

In this podcast, Sam discusses the role of the mediator in workplace disputes.  How is the best way to resolve conflict while reducing stress in the office?  
Music:...Mediation In Practice: Employment Disputes

In this podcast, Sam discusses the role of the mediator in workplace disputes. How is the best way to resolve conflict while reducing stress in the office? Music:...

In this podcast, Sam discusses current Constitutional issues such as the electoral college, the military draft, plans to amend the First Amendment and free speech rights of corporations.  
Music:...Current Constitutional Issues

In this podcast, Sam discusses current Constitutional issues such as the electoral college, the military draft, plans to amend the First Amendment and free speech rights of corporations. Music:...

Defamation comes in different forms such as libel and slander.  In this episode, we discuss defamation and its impact on business owners and celebrities.  
Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...Defamation

Defamation comes in different forms such as libel and slander. In this episode, we discuss defamation and its impact on business owners and celebrities. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...

In this episode of our Sam the Answer Man podcast, Sam discusses business formation and things you as a business owner should think about before starting your company.
Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...Business Formation

In this episode of our Sam the Answer Man podcast, Sam discusses business formation and things you as a business owner should think about before starting your company. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...

In this first of our Mediation in Practice series, Sam discusses the various issues regarding contract disputes with a mediation perspective.    

Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...Mediation in Practice - Contract Disputes

In this first of our Mediation in Practice series, Sam discusses the various issues regarding contract disputes with a mediation perspective. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...

In this episode of our podcast, we discuss copyrights including the Happy Birthday controversy, John Fogerty and Huckleberry Finn.

Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...Copyrights

In this episode of our podcast, we discuss copyrights including the Happy Birthday controversy, John Fogerty and Huckleberry Finn. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...

In this episode of our podcast, we focus on litigation.  Find out what you, as a  business owner, can do.  Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...Litigation

In this episode of our podcast, we focus on litigation. Find out what you, as a business owner, can do. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...

In this episode, we discuss trademarks and the trolls that try to take them away from business owners. 
Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-musicTrademarks and Trolls

In this episode, we discuss trademarks and the trolls that try to take them away from business owners. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

In this podcast, we discuss the issues business owners face when faced with the decision of hiring an independent contractor or an employee.
Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...Independent Contractor or Employee?

In this podcast, we discuss the issues business owners face when faced with the decision of hiring an independent contractor or an employee. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free...

Bottom line: what is going to happen to your stuff when you pass?  How are you going to provide for your family?  In this podcast, we examine the...Estate Planning

Bottom line: what is going to happen to your stuff when you pass? How are you going to provide for your family? In this podcast, we examine the...

In this podcast episode,  we discuss contracts and what to look for or to look out for before you sign on the dotted line. 
 Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-musicContracts

In this podcast episode, we discuss contracts and what to look for or to look out for before you sign on the dotted line. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

As the Beatles said, "life is very short and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friend."  Mediation is about trying to reach an agreement.  In this...Mediation

As the Beatles said, "life is very short and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friend." Mediation is about trying to reach an agreement. In this...

What do you do when you receive that deposition notice?  Sam addresses that and so much more! Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-musicorPreparing for Deposition

What do you do when you receive that deposition notice? Sam addresses that and so much more! Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-musicor

Sam the Answer Man answers your questions regarding stare decisis and how it impacts the Supreme Court.  Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-musicStare Decisis

Sam the Answer Man answers your questions regarding stare decisis and how it impacts the Supreme Court. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Sam the Answer Man answers your questions regarding free speech and the First Amendment.
Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-musicFree Speech

Sam the Answer Man answers your questions regarding free speech and the First Amendment. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Webinar – Indiana’s RFRA and the First Amendment Explained for Small Business OwnersRFRA and the First Amendment Explained for Small Business Owners - Can you turn away business?

Webinar – Indiana’s RFRA and the First Amendment Explained for Small Business Owners

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