• Mr. Bock practices in the following areas of law: Business litigation, including matters involving Real Estate and Broker Liability Defense, Employment Law, and Unfair Competition.
  • Litigation Attorney.  Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C., 1995 - Present. Boulder, Colorado. Shareholder and Director. Head of litigation department.
  • Senior Attorney, Professional Liability. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation/Resolution Trust Corporation, Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona. Investigated facts, developed legal claims and directed litigation based on professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud, against persons who had caused losses to failed financial institutions. Served as the agency's regional Federal Tort Claims Act Coordinator, Liaison with U.S. Attorney's Office, and Environmental Response Attorney.
  • Senior Counsel. Wells Fargo Credit Corporation, Scottsdale, Arizona. Advised bank affiliate with national lending and leasing operations. Managed litigation.
  • Associate Attorney. Ellis, Baker & Porter, P.C., Phoenix, Arizona. Conducted litigation, concentrating in real estate and banking law matters.
  • Associate Attorney. West & Bliss, P.A., Phoenix, Arizona. Conducted litigation.
  • Formerly licensed and practiced as a Certified Public Accountant, 1977 - 1979.
    • J.D., Arizona State University, College of Law, 1982
    • B.S., University of South Dakota, School of Business, Cum Laude, 1977
    • Colorado, 1993
    • Arizona, 1982 (Inactive)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth and Tenth Circuits
    • Colorado Bar Association
      • Labor and Employment Law Section
      • Intellectual Property Section
      • Litigation Section
    • First Judicial District (Jefferson County) Bar Association

    RECENT ARTICLES BY G. ROGER BOCK

    Overtime Pay for Salaried Employees

    “They’re on salary, so what is the problem?“ The problem is that many employers do not realize this: Just because an employee is put on a fixed salary does not necessarily mean that the employee is exempt under the law from payment for overtime. To be exempt from overtime pay, an employee’s situation may need… Continue Reading

    Independent Contractor or Employee

    Independent Contractor or Employee – More Than a Question of Taxes The saying is familiar: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck, no matter what someone calls it. Similarly, if a worker serves a company like an employee, the law may treat the… Continue Reading

    Wrongful Discharge for Off-Duty Conduct

      What an employee does after work hours might have more significant consequences for the employer than what the employee does while on duty. That is one implication of Watson v. Public Service Co. of Colorado, a wrongful discharge case which the Colorado Supreme Court is considering for review. The case involves application of a… Continue Reading

    Is Your Non-Compete Enforceable?

      It is not unusual for a business owner to require certain employees or the sellers of the business to enter into an agreement not to compete with the business for a period of time after they leave the business. Some people assume that if the non-competition agreement (or “non-compete”) is written by an attorney,… Continue Reading

    New Law Affects Claims Arising From Construction Defects

    Co-Authors: Cinthia M. Manzano, Esq. and Oliver E. Frascona, Esq. Law regarding construction defect changed effective April 2003. Please see new article at: Construction Defect Law: Effective April 2003 Colorado has enacted a law affecting construction defect litigation. The Act, called the Construction Defect Action Reform Act, applies to actions filed on or after August… Continue Reading

    Employee Termination – Firing Dos and Don’ts

    Rare is the employer who doesn’t have to let one of its employees go. Every so often, issues about an employee’s performance, the “fit” between employee and employer, or other business circumstances make it necessary for an employer to terminate an employee’s employment. But, just because firing is common doesn’t make it easy. Emotions run… Continue Reading

    Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure

      Supreme Court Rulings: A Mandate for Employers to Provide a Formal Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure? Recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court can be viewed as a mandate for employers: communicate to all employees a formal policy against sexual harassment, including a sensible complaint procedure. An employer who fails to do… Continue Reading

    Erosion of the Doctrine of Employment At-Will

      The foundation of Colorado employment law, the doctrine of employment at-will, is eroding away. It is the consequence of three recent decisions of the Colorado Supreme Court, which held in favor of individuals who had sued their former employers for terminating their employment. The lawsuits were based on assurances that the employers would be… Continue Reading

    G. Roger Bock is a shareholder with Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C., a Colorado law firm. His practice areas include Litigation, Real Estate, and Employment. Contact Roger Bock.

    Disclaimer -- Content is general information only. Information is not provided as advice for a specific matter, nor does its publication create an attorney-client relationship. Laws vary from one state to another. For legal advice on a specific matter, consult an attorney.