Nickolas Fogel

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.
40 Inverness Drive East
Denver, CO 80112

Nick Fogel

Attorney at Law

Nick Fogel is an attorney at Fogel, Keating, Wagner, Polidori, Free where he practices civil litigation and workers' compensation.  In this capacity Nick specializes in representing injured police officers, fire fighters, and first responders.  In his practice, Nick has already gained extensive litigation experience in representing injured individuals and argued the case of Safeway v. ICAO and Tearsa Sloan before the Colorado Court of Appeals, which resulted in a published decision regarding the ability of a Claimant to receive retroactive benefits.

While at the University of Denver School of Law, Nick worked in several capacities including:

Legislative Intern for State Senator Dan Grossman, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees

Judicial Law Clerk for the Office of Administrative Courts

Intern for the Office of the Denver District Attorney

Research Intern for the Colorado District Attorneys' Council

Judicial Law Clerk for Denver District Court Judge Michael A. Martinez

In addition, Nick served as a Legislative Law Clerk and Registered Professional Lobbyist for Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck during the 2006 and 2007 Colorado legislative sessions.

Recently Nick has Co-founded the Young Professional's Division of the Colorado Judicial Institute, an organization whose goal is to preserve and enhance the independence and excellence of Colorado courts.  Nick has also been named as a board member of the Friends of Denver Fire Department, an organization devoted to supporting the needs of the Denver Fire Department and Denver Firefighters.  Additionally, Nick has been selected to serve on the new media committee for Our Courts Colorado, a nationally recognized organization that provides educational programs throughout the state to further public knowledge and understanding of the state and federal courts in Colorado.  Nick also volunteers for the ZRBG Pension Project, where he has represented two holocaust survivors in ascertaining pension benefits from the German government.

In 2010, Nick was selected by Law Week Colorado as one of Colorado's Up-and-Coming Lawyers, a distinction given to attorneys who are at most in their sixth year of practice and have already accomplished tremendous things professionally and in the community.

Practice Areas:

Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury

Bar Admissions:

Colorado, 2007

U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2008

Published Decisions:

07CA0071 Safeway, Inc. v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office of the State of Colorado and Tearsa Sloan (Colo. App. 2008), Argued


University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 2007 J.D.

University of Colorado, Boulder, 2003 B.A. - International Affairs with an area of emphasis in Mandarin Chinese

Legal Memberships, Activities & Honors:

Colorado Bar Association, Member since 2008

Denver Bar Association, Member since 2008

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member since 2008

American Bar Association, Member since 2008   

American Association for Justice, Member since 2008

Minoru Yasui Inn of Court

Workers' Compensation Education Association, Member since 2010

Colorado Judicial Institute, Member since 2010, Co-chair Young Professionals Division  

ZRBG Pension Project - Designed to ascertain pension benefits for Holocaust survivors

Burmese Refugee Legal Clinic, 2010

Our Courts Colorado, New Media Committee Member

Law Week Colorado's Up-and-Coming Lawyers, 2010

Other Memberships / Activities:

American Israel Public Affairs Committee ? Young Leadership Council Member

Society for American Baseball Research - SABR

2010 & 2011 Denver Softball League Champion

Friends of Denver Fire Department - Board Member