Nickolas Fogel

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.
40 Inverness Drive East
Denver, CO 80112
(303)792-5595
www.burgsimpson.com


Nick Fogel’s practice is devoted to helping those who have been injured while working on the job and in the line of duty. In this capacity Nick has extensive courtroom experience handling a wide variety of matters.

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. Recently, Nick has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers for inclusion in The Top 40 under 40 Association. Membership into The Top 40 under 40 Association is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young trial lawyer.

Additionally, Nick has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the state of Colorado. The selection is based on superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, statute, and profile in the Trial Lawyer community. Since 2012, Nick has been selected to Colorado Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars,” a distinction limited to only the top 2.5 percent of qualifying lawyers in the state.

In 2008, Nick argued before the Colorado Court of Appeals resulting in the published decision of 07CA0071 Safeway, Inc. v. Industrial Claim Appeals Office of the State of Colorado and Tearsa Sloan (Colo. App. 2008), which allowed for Claimants to seek retroactive benefits in workers’ compensation claims.

PRACTICE AREAS

Workers’ Compensation

Personal Injury

HONORS & ACCOLADES

Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2018 - 2019

Top Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2016

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

Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado, The National Trial Lawyers

Selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2012 - 2019

Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40 in the state of Colorado, American Society of Legal Advocates

Named '10 Best' in Colorado, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015

Arapahoe County Bar Association Fellow

AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

BAR ADMISSIONS

Colorado, 2007

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2008

EDUCATION

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

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

The National Trial Lawyers, Member since 2011

Our Courts Colorado
       
  • New Media Committee Member
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  • Executive Committee Member

Colorado Judicial Institute, Member since 2010
       
  • Ex-Officio Board Member
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  • Co-chair Young Professionals Division

Workers’ Compensation Education Association, Member since 2010

Minoru Yasui Inn of Court

American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member since 2008

American Bar Association, Member since 2008

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Member since 2008

Denver Bar Association, Member since 2008

Colorado Bar Association, Member since 2008

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado – Associates Advisory Board

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

Burmese Refugee Legal Clinic, 2010

American Israel Public Affairs Committee – Young Leadership Council Member

2010 & 2011 Denver Softball League Champion

Friends of Denver Fire Department – Board Member

Craig Hospital 1907 Ambassador’s Circle
       
  • Steering Committee Member
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  • Oversight Committee Member

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

"Are You Eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits?" - Interview in U.S. News & World News Report, January 30, 2019

“Finding Middle Ground” - Interview in Law Week Colorado (May 2017)

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

LECTURES & SEMINARS

Nick frequently lectures on Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation to First Responder and Labor organizations. Please contact Nick if your union or organization would like a free informational seminar on Civil or Workers’ Compensation law and benefits.