Fogel, Nickolas

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 Association 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 Association 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 was also listed as a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star, 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 also volunteers for the ZRBG Pension Project, where he has represented two holocaust survivors in ascertaining pension benefits from the German government.

Practice Areas


While at the University of Denver School of Law, Nick worked in several capacities, including:

  • Legislative Intern for State Senator Dan Grossman, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees
  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Office of Administrative Courts
  • Intern for the Office of the Denver District Attorney
  • Research Intern for the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council
  • Judicial Law Clerk for Denver District Court Judge Michael A. Martinez
  • In addition, Nick served as a Legislative Law Clerk and Registered Professional Lobbyist for Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck during the 2006 and 2007 Colorado legislative sessions.

Representative Clients

  • 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
  • Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals
  • Denver Theatrical Stage, Film and Exhibition Employees’ Union

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member since 2008
  • Denver Bar Association, Member since 2008
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member since 2008
  • American Bar Association, Member since 2008
  • American Association for Justice, Member since 2008
  • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court
  • Workers’ Compensation Education Association, Member since 2010
  • Colorado Judicial Institute, Member since 2010
    • Ex-Officio Board Member
    • Co-chair Young Professionals Division
  • Our Courts Colorado
    • New Media Committee Member
    • Executive Committee Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association, Member since 2011

Community Affiliations

  • 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

Honors / Awards

  • Law Week Colorado’s Up-and-Coming Lawyers, 2010
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2012 and 2013
  • Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40 in the state of Colorado, American Society of Legal Advocates


  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 2007 J.D.
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, 2003 B.A. – International Affairs with an area of emphasis in Mandarin Chinese

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2008
Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine PC
Practice Area:
Address: 40 Inverness Drive East
City / State / ZIP: Englewood Colorado 80112
Website: http://www.burgsimpson.com
Phone: 303.792.5595
ASLA Membership State: Colorado
Law School: University of Denver