The Colorado Lawyer Publishes “A Survey of COVID-19 Insurance Issues”
This recent article by shareholder Thomas W. Henderson, Nick Fogel, and trial lawyer Joseph F. “Trip” Nistico, survey insurance issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Part 2 focuses on workers’ compensation matters.
Review the article here.
Tom Henderson focuses his practice on representing policyholders in suing insurance companies for bad faith and getting insurance companies to pay what the insurance policy promises to pay. Tom spent the first 20 years of his practice representing the insurance companies, answering their questions about whether the policy provided coverage for various claims, and even defending them when they were sued. He has spent the past 12+ years of his practice exclusively representing business insurance policyholders pursuing claims for insurance benefits owed by the insurance industry.
Tom uses his unusual background as a former insurance industry insider to his clients’ advantage because he knows where the weak spots are, where the smoking guns are hidden and how best to structure his clients’ cases to maximize the potential of getting the insurance companies to pay. Tom represents both individual consumers and businesses in their pursuit of insurance claims. For consumers, this includes auto, uninsured and underinsured motorists, homeowners, renters, liability, property, health, disability, and life insurance claims. For businesses, this includes auto, liability, property, lost profits, directors and officers, professional liability, and construction insurance claims. These claims can range from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars.
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.
Joseph F. “Trip” Nistico’s practice focuses on construction defect litigation. Originally from Texas, Mr. Nistico obtained his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in 2012 and graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 2016. In law school, Mr. Nistico was a member of the Colorado Technology Law Journal, the Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic, the Hatfield Scholars Program, and the Silicon Flatirons DC Summer Program. Mr. Nistico was admitted to practice in the State of Colorado in 2016.
For 2021, Best Lawyers of America recognized Mr. Nistico as a “One to Watch”, a prestigious award that is given to up and coming young attorneys.