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Patrick Cook-Hanalei Spencer
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Patrick Cook-Hanalei Spencer II

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Social Security, Military Law

About Me

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.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Workers Compensation: 55%
    18 years
  2. Social Security: 40%
    18 years
  3. Military Law: 5%
    18 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (20-25%), Free Consultation (90 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Tomasz M Stasiuk

    I am proud to call Patrick a colleague in Social Security disability cases. Patrick is my "go-to" guy when I am faced with a Social Security question I am unclear about. I heartily recommend him.

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    Tomasz Stasiuk Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John M Connell

    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.

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    John Connell Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Spencer Law Firm

830 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite 320
Colorado Springs, CO, 80906-7372

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199704/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerSpencer Law Firm, P.C.1997 - Present
Law ClerkFrickey Law Firm1994 - 1997

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Workers' Compensation Education AssociationBoard Member2014 - Present
National Organization of Veterans' AdvocatesSustaining member2007 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimant's RepresentativesSustaining Member2000 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Workers' Compensation Education AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
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

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of ColoradoPolitical Science and Constitutional LawMA - Masters1994
Colorado CollegePolitical ScienceB.A.1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly meetingEpilepsy, Seizures and Social Security Disability2000