Raymond M. Deeny

Raymond M. Deeny is Resident Partner of Sherman & Howard, LLC's Denver office. He is a member of the firm's three-person executive committee.  Mr. Deeny is a highly popular 25+ year veteran IAML instructor. His engaging sense of humor, savvy insights and terrific platform skills earn him consistently outstanding ratings from IAML seminar participants.  Mr. Deeny is widely regarded to be among the nation's finest employment law instructors.  His practice handles various types of labor relations matters such as National Labor Relations Board representation election and unfair labor practice proceedings, with special emphasis in the health care and construction industries. Mr. Deeny also has substantial experience in state and federal injunction proceedings and other litigation proceedings, including equal employment opportunity and contract and tort litigation arising from the employer-employee relationship. His B.A., magna cum laude, and J.D., cum laude, were conferred by Arizona State University. Mr. Deeny has been selected by the ABA as a management representative to their Labor Section, Major Developments, under the NLRA, and is a member of the Colorado Bar Association Labor Law Committee, as well as Chairman of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Diversity Committee.

"Really enjoyed Ray's presentation; particularly the way he shared his viewpoint when describing today's labor and employment law environment!"

Bill Davidson

Manager, Workplace Ethics

Georgia Power Company
Atlanta, Georgia

"One of the best programs I've been to!  Ray has a great sense of humor.  Knowledge base of attendees was great and learned a lot from that interaction as well."

Kris Ellis, SPHR

Sr. Human Resources Generalist

InPro Corp.
Muskego, Wisconsin


  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 1977
  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Arizona State University, 1974

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers‘  2012 and 2013 Labor Law – Management Lawyer of the Year, Denver
  • Ranked in Chambers USA - Labor & Employment Colorado 2004-Present
  • Listed in Colorado Super Lawyers 2006-Present
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2012-Present