Amy Robertson

Amy’s practice focuses on systems change litigation in disability rights, in particular the rights of Deaf and hard of hearing people to effective communication, the rights of people who use wheelchairs to physical access, and the rights of prisoners with disabilities. She also has experience with a wide range of fair housing cases. 

Prior Experience

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

Denver, CO
Co-Executive Director, 2013-2021

Fox & Robertson, PC

Denver, CO
Partner, 1996-2013

Rothgerber, Appel, Powers & Johnson

Denver, CO
Associate, 1995-1996

Wilmer Cutler & Pickering

Washington, D.C.
Associate, 1991-1995

Dorsey & Whitney

Minneapolis, MN
Associate, 1989-1991

The Hon. Richard L. Williams

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Law Clerk, 1988-1989


J.D., Yale Law School, 1988. Executive Editor, Yale Journal of International Law

B.A., Swarthmore College, 1983, High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Selected Awards

Selected by 5280 Magazine for inclusion in the Top Lawyers list from 2015 through 2024.

2018 ACLU of Colorado’s Carle Whitehead Memorial award, recognizing lifetime commitment to protecting and extending civil rights and civil liberties (with Tim Fox).

2017 Finalist, Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year (with Decoteau case team).

2012 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers (with Tim Fox).

Fox & Robertson was recognized with the 2007 Impact Fund Award and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Case of the Year award in 2006 for the result in Lucas v. Kmart Corp.

Named one of the ten most powerful lawyers in Denver in 2006 by the Denver Business Journal.

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  “The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.”

Fellow Emerita of the Colorado Bar Foundation. This designation is bestowed upon no more than five percent of the lawyers in Colorado for: “outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community and the traditions of the profession and the maintenance and advancement of the objectives of the Colorado Bar Association.”

Selected Presentations

“Introduction to the ADA.”  Multiple presentations, including to the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, 2020; Carrie Ann Lucas Disability Advocacy Training, 2020; and the 2017 Montana Bar Disability Rights CLE.

“ADA in Prison.”  Multiple presentations including to the ACLU National Prison Project and National Disability Rights Network Annual Conference.

“Fair Housing Tools.”  Multiple presentations including the Disability Rights Legal Center Disability Rights Summit.

“Deaf Communication Rights in Prison.”  National Disability Rights Network webinar, 2020.

“Deaf Civil Rights.”  Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Civil Rights Brownbag, 2020.

“Ensuring effective communication during legal proceedings with parties, witnesses and client.”  Deaf Law Day, 2019.

“Title III and Beyond: Compliance and Respect.” Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association Retreat, 2018.

“Advanced Class Notice Issues.”  Impact Fund Summer Webinar Series, 2018.

“Disability Rights Issues in Prison: Rights of Detained Immigrants with Disabilities.” Prisoners’ Advocates Conference, 2018.

“Trans* Legal Forum.”  Denver Metro Fair Housing Center, 2016.

“Breaking Down Barriers to Healthcare.” National ADA Symposium, 2016.

“Funding Impact Litigation.”  Prisoners’ Advocates Conference, 2016.

“Inspect What You Expect: Best Practices for Crafting and Monitoring Programmatic Relief.” Impact Fund Class Action Conference, 2016.

Selected Publications

“H.R. 620: Turning Back the Clock on Disability Rights,” Civil Rights Insider, Spring 2018

“Standing to Sue Under Title III of the ADA,” Colorado Lawyer, March, 1998. 

State Bar Licenses


District of Columbia (inactive)

Minnesota (inactive)