Burg Simpson Shareholder Nick Fogel Featured in CJI News
Burg Simpson Shareholder and CJI Board Member Nick Fogel was recently featured in Colorado Judicial Institute (CJI) Newsletter
Burg Simpson shareholder Nick Fogel has served as a long-time Board Member of the Colorado Judicial Institute and is the CJI’s go-to organizer for CLE programs. He was also one of the founding members of CJI’s initial Young Professionals Committee.
Burg Simpson shareholder Nick Fogel is the Practice Group Leader of Burg Simpson’s Worker’s Compensation Department. His department has achieved Tier 1 status by US News and World Report, the highest-ranking available.
Nick has extensive courtroom experience handling a wide variety of matters and his practice now 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 and 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.
Consistently recognized by his peers, Nick has been selected by Best Lawyers in America®, and Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars, a distinction limited to only the top 2.5 percent of qualifying lawyers in the state. He was also named as the Outstanding Claimant Attorney of the Year, an award is given for exemplary service and diligent representation of injured workers as recognized by the Professionals In Workers Compensation. Nick was selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association for inclusion in The Top 40 under 40 Association and as one of Colorado’s top 100 trial lawyers. The Trial Lawyers Association selection is based on superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile in the Trial Lawyer community. Nick has also been recognized by The American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 40 Litigation Lawyers under 40 in Colorado, and as a Top Colorado Attorney by 5280 Magazine. AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, Nick Fogel is among an elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys hold an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
Nick is proud to be a founding board member of the Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund that 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, and serves on the board of the CJI, and the Workers’ Compensation Education Association.
About the CJI
The Colorado Judicial Institute seeks to protect and defend the ability of the Colorado judiciary to decide cases fairly and impartially and free from partisan politics, and further the public’s understanding of Colorado’s judicial system. The CJI also supports the excellence of Colorado courts, including through outreach and the funding of judicial education. Founded in 1979, the CJI also seeks to support public education and outreach about the judiciary, believing that an educated public is crucial to supporting judicial impartiality as a component of the separation of powers. CJI believes that protecting a fair and impartial judiciary, furthering public education regarding the courts, and supporting the excellence of the courts should foster a judicial system that allows litigants to have their day in court with dignity and respect.