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.
Nick is an Ex-Officio Board Member and 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 Executive and 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 state and federal courts. Nick has also been selected to serve on the Steering Committee for the Craig Hospital 1907 Ambassador’s Circle and was appointed by the State of Colorado to the Traumatic Brain Injury Medical Treatment Guidelines Advisory Panel.
Nick consistently works with various local and state unions to ensure members’ rights are being protected, including the following:
•The Fraternal Order of Police
•Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals
•Local 1886 International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers
•Local 9 International Union of Operating Engineers
•Denver Police Protection Association
•Local 858 Denver Fire Fighters
•Aurora Police Association
•Cherry Hills Colorado Police Association
•Local 7 United Food and Commercial Workers Union
•Teamsters Local 455
•Colorado Teamsters Local 17
•Boulder Police Officers Association
•Local 7 International Association of Stage Hands
•Denver Sheriffs Fraternal Order of Police
•Colorado Carpenters Local 1068
•International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 111
•Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers, International
•Denver Theatrical Stage, Film and Exhibition Employees’ Union
•Colorado Builder and Construction Trades Council
•Communication Workers of America
Nick also volunteers for the ZRBG Pension Project, where he has represented two holocaust survivors in ascertaining pension benefits from the German government.
Honors & Accolades
Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2018
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 - 2016
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
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
•Oversight Committee Member
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.
Publications & Media
“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