I help claimants win their injury and disability cases. I started with Colorado Workers' Compensation and Social Security disability cases. Over the past few years I have included Veterans disability benefit cases in my practice. It really is a passion of mine to assist the injured and disabled. And I feel especially honored to help our injured veterans.
I have secured many of the firm's largest Workers’ Compensation settlements. In the past 5 years I have obtained over $15 million in compensation for my clients. My win-percentage for Social Security cases is 98%.
I argued and won a recent Workers' Compensation case in front of the Colorado Supreme Court (Williams v. Kunau).
I have also won many Social Security appeals in Federal Court.
I am admitted to practice in front of:
The State Supreme Court of Colorado,
The Federal District Court for the District of Colorado,
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals,
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims.
I am regularly consulted by other attorneys for advice on complex issues relating to Workers' Compensation, Social Security disability and Veterans' disability. I have been repeatedly praised by judges for being one of the best claimant's attorneys in Colorado Springs.
Licensed since 1997
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I have worked with Patrick as part of the board of the WCEA, the organizational group that advocates on behalf of injured workers in Colorado. He is smart, knowledgeable and a strong advocate for his clients. I have no reservations in endorsing him for those seeking a workers compensation attorney in our state.
John Connell Workers Compensation Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2015|
|Order of the Coif||Order of the Coif||1997|
|Managing Partner||Spencer Law Firm, P.C.||1997 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Frickey Law Firm||1994 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Workers' Compensation Education Association||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|National Organization of Veterans' Advocates||Sustaining member||2007 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives||Sustaining Member||2000 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|El Paso County Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Workers' Compensation Education Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Williams v. Kunau, 147 P.3d 33 (Colo. 2006)||Set legal standard for "follow-up DIMEs"|
|Wamsley v. Astrue, 780 F.Supp.2d 1180 (D.Colo. 2011)||Case reversed and remanded. Benefits awarded on remand.|
|Cross v. Colvin, 25 F.Supp.3d 1345 (D.Colo. 2014)||ALJ reversed, case remanded. Benefits awarded on remand|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Colorado||Political Science and Constitutional Law||MA - Masters||1994|
|Colorado College||Political Science||B.A.||1992|
|Monthly meeting||Epilepsy, Seizures and Social Security Disability||2000|