Overview

Tommy Postek is an associate in the firm's Greensboro office, where he focuses his practice on employment and labor matters. He is a frequent speaker and writer on pressing employment issues including free speech in the workplace, workplace safety, and federal employment law updates. 

Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet, Tommy honed his skills at a global employment and labor law firm in Colorado. Tommy also served as a clerk under Judge Edward D. Brofin with the Denver District Court in a civil and criminal docket rotation and as a fellow for Judge Laura Tighe, where he handled a variety of civil, criminal, and domestic matters. 

Born and raised in Sweden, Tommy came to the United States to become an attorney and is fluent in multiple nordic languages as well as English and Polish. While earning his degree at the University of Notre Dame Law School, Tommy served as article editor for the Notre Dame School of International & Cooperative Law and was elected as treasurer for the International Law Society. 

Community & Professional

Vice President and Director, Board of Directors, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - Colorado, 2019-2021

Member, William E. Doyle Inn of Courts, 2018-present

Mentee, Colorado Attorney Mentorship Program (CAMP), 2018

Executive Committee Member, Notre Dame Lawyers Committee, 2018

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Outside of Nexsen Pruet Tommy enjoys spending time with his wife Jane, their two dogs Atticus and Abraham, as well as a plethora of hobbies. While he will never turn down a game of basketball or a round of golf, chief among his hobbies is woodworking. Having grown up in a family where many of its members could be considered craftsmen, Tommy rebelled and had no interest in building or tinkering. However, during university, Tommy discovered an itch for working with wood – a splinter, as it were. Over the next years – up to and including the present – Tommy has attempted to amass a collection of tools and skills that will allow him to live out his dream of building something half-decent. Ever the optimist, Tommy looks forward to incremental improvements during a lifelong exercise in disappointment in his quest for a perfectly tight tenon.  

Put differently, if you want to lose a couple of hours, simply ask Tommy about woodworking. 

Tommy’s current dream projects:

  • Canoe
  • Log Cabin
  • Anything that will be allowed to stay in the house

Media

Co-Author, "Colorado Issues Emergency Rule and FAQs on Returning to the Workplace," SHRM Online, May 7, 2020

Speaker, "Politics, Pandemic, and Protests: Strategies to Navigate the 'Free Speech' Trifecta," 2021 Mile High SHRM Conference, February 26, 2021

Speaker, "The New Normal: 'Free Speech' in the Workplace During Pandemic, Protests, and Polarized Elections," August 6, 2020

Speaker, "Federal Employment Law Update," 2019 Rocky Mountain Employer Conference, October 4, 2019

Videos/Podcasts

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • * Tommy is not currently licensed to practice in North Carolina 

Languages

  • Swedish
    Polish
    Danish
    Norwegian
    English
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If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. – Hon. Louis D. Brandeis

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