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Nick D. Fogel

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Nick Fogel is the practice group leader of Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation department, which has achieved Tier 1 status by US News and World Report (the highest-ranking available).  His practice is devoted to 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.

Nick’s practice focuses on the representation of law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders who sustain injuries in the line of duty.  Nick has represented law enforcement and first responders from departments across the state.  Nick has also handled medical retirement claims filed through the Fire Police Pension Association (FPPA).  In 2017, Nick assisted in the passage of HB 1229 which changed the legal standard to allow for the admission of workers’ compensation benefits for first responders related to on-duty PTSD.  Nick regularly gives seminars and presentations to law enforcement and first responder groups regarding workers’ compensation.

In 2016, Nick was named as the Outstanding Claimant Attorney of the Year. The award is given for exemplary service and diligent representation of injured workers as recognized by the Professionals In Workers Compensation.  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. Nick has also been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association for inclusion in The Top 40 under 40 Association and as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Colorado. The selection is based on superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile in the Trial Lawyer community. Nick has also been selected by The American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 40 Litigation Lawyers under 40 in Colorado.  Since 2012, Nick has been selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star, a distinction limited to only the top 2.5 percent of qualifying lawyers in the state. Nick has also been selected to the Best Lawyers in America and as a Top Colorado Attorney by 5280 Magazine.  Nick is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys hold an AV Preeminent Rating.

Nick is proud to be a founding board member of the Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund.  The Fund was created in honor of Detective Jeremy Bitner, who was killed by a drunk driver while in the line of duty.  The fund provides assistance to the families of officers that have been killed in the line of duty.  Nick is also a board member of the Denver Firefighter’s Foundation, whose mission is to improve firefighter safety and quality of life.  Nick is also a board member of the Colorado Judicial Institute, whose mission is to ensure the merit-based selection of judges.  Nick has volunteered for the ZRBG pension project in representing Holocaust survivors in order to ascertain pension benefits from the German government.  Nick is also a board member of the Workers’ Compensation Education Association.

AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2018-2021

Top Lawyer, 5280 Magazine, 2016

AVVO®, Highest Distinction of Superb 10.0 Attorney Rating

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 - 2021

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

Colorado, 2007

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

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

The National Trial Lawyers, Member since 2011

Our Courts Colorado


  • New Media Committee Member

  • Executive Committee Member

Colorado Judicial Institute, Member since 2010


  • Ex-Officio Board Member

  • 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

Jeremy Bitner Foundation- Nick helped to develop the fund as an inaugural board member, and he is actively involved as a sponsor of the Bitner Foundation's annual fundraiser.

Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado – Associates Advisory Board

Denver Firefighter’s Foundation - Board Member

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 and 2011 Denver Softball League Champion

Friends of Denver Fire Department – Board Member

Craig Hospital 1907 Ambassador’s Circle


  • Steering Committee Member

  • Oversight Committee Member

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.

 October 28, 2020

Burg Simpson Sponsors the Anti-Defamation League Awards Reception

Burg Simpson is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Awards Reception this year. The “If Not Now, When?” virtual reception on November 12th will honor Sheldon “Shelly” Steinhauser with the ADL Lifetime Achievement Award. The event will be held Via Zoom on Thursday, November 12th at 5:30 pm. The occasion will include… Read more »

 October 22, 2020

Burg Simpson Lawyers Achieve “Superb” Rating by Martindale-Avvo

Twenty-Five Burg SImpson Attorneys have achieved a “Superb Rating” by AVVO. Martindale-Avvo is a legal directory that provides comprehensive attorney profiles, client reviews, peer endorsements, and a proprietary rating for more than 97 percent of all licensed attorneys in the United States. Avvo lawyer profiles are aggregated from public records provided by state bars and… Read more »

 October 21, 2020

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim for a Birth Injury

Scott Eldredge is a shareholder and the Practice Group Leader of Burg Simpson’s Medical Malpractice department. Mr. Eldredge’s legal practice focuses primarily on complex medical malpractice cases with a particular emphasis on birth injury claims. In many cases involving birth injuries, the parents whose children have suffered from birth trauma have a difficult time piecing together… Read more »

 October 16, 2020

Ohio E-News: October 2020

Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Consumer Litigation, Mass Tort & Class Action, Business & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Harassment. OCTOBER 2020 E-News GOOD LAWYERS Burg Simpson Congratulates Janet G. Abaray “Lawyer of the Year” In addition to being recognized as a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America® for… Read more »

Denver, CO – Auto Wreck with Injuries on I-70 Blocks Highway

 June 19, 2020

David Hersh: COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income

Shareholder David Hersh Discusses COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income  David P. Hersh is a shareholder and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “I am David Hersh, Co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Department at Burg Simpson. Business owners across the country have suffered from the loss of business income as… Read more »

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

 June 18, 2020

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “Do you have confidential information about a company who is cheating the state or federal government out of money, leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag? If so, there is something you can do about it,… Read more »

 June 16, 2020

Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

Jake Burg is a shareholder and a trial lawyer with  Burg Simpson’s personal injury department. “Since the firm’s inception in 1976, Burg Simpson has been committed to providing pro bono legal services to heroes who have dedicated themselves to serving others in times of great need. As an attorney with Burg Simpson, I was proud to… Read more »

Denver, CO – Crash with Semi and Motorcycle on Smith Rd Ends in Injuries

 June 15, 2020

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now Shareholder Stephen J. Burg is a trial lawyer and the practice group leader of the firm’s personal injury department. If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need someone to be on your side. Insurance companies make huge profits by… Read more »

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