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John M Connell

Workers compensation Attorney at Englewood, CO

4.1   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    80%

    41 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%

    41 years, 150 cases

I focus my practice on Colorado Workers’ Compensation claims and cases involving personal injury. I have  more than 29 years experience in the field and I have handled thousands of claims on behalf of my clients.  I am proud to be named a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorney. I currently sit on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Education Association.

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Location

Burg Simpson
40 Inverness Dr East
Englewood, CO, 80112

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Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by Debi | July 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very smart and i am proud to have him representing me
My case has been a drawn out nightmare. Mr Connell has been there for me every step of the way (and everyone else in the office if he away in court). He is experienced, caring, and a very kind man. He is quick to answer emails and calls and makes you feel that you have help in your corner when the giant insurance companies are against you or trying to intimidate you. He will take time to make sure you understand everything and explain every step of the way. I really believe he is not there for the money, but to help people and make things right. He is so knowledgeable about what insurance companies do and how to help the worker. Never arrogant or condescending, hi is a nice and kind man. Very impressive as i have never been involved in anything like this. I would definitely recommend talking to him if you have been injured so you know that you do have rights.
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Posted by Lynn | March 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Works diligently and Fights hard!
John and I have been up against a Goliath like organization for longer than I would have expected. He has demonstrated a sincere commitment to righting the wrong in my workers comp. case. He is a highly skilled attorney who has never missed a deadline. He is always approachable and kind in addressing my concerns. The outcome of my case is yet to be determined but I am confident that I have the best representation possible. He is in it to win it!
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Posted by Karen | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent worker's comp attorney
Even before he was hired, John took the time to explain how a worker's comp case evolves and what to expect. He did not make any promises but was encouraging. He always left it to my decision, regardless of the time he spent. Since I have hired John, I have only had extremely positive experiences with him and his staff. They are all kind, caring and extremely responsive to my needs. When something needs to be done, such as getting my temporary partial disability payment from worker's comp, it is done timely, often on the same day that I make a request. I am always sent documentation of what they have done on my behalf. Emails have always been answered within several hours, which I think is amazing. They have provided me with a lot of formal documentation and information regarding a worker's comp case. For example, a definition of terms, then explanation of how each piece and term works together. It has helped me tremendously to understand what's happening. And I can always call or email John if I have a question! I am a nurse and have only the highest respect for John and his staff.
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Posted by Linda | August 8, 2013
An outstanding attorney for workers compensation cases
My case was denied by the insurance company and I didnt know where to turn. I hired Mr Connell and immediately things changed. The insurance company admitted liability on my case, and my benefits started. I couldnt be happier with his representation. He is honest, straightforward and caring.
Posted by Peggy | May 17, 2013
OPINION
My opinion of John Connell - (overall) is: He is well informed, (knowledgeable), and gives the facts that are needed by the client. He is patient with those who need help in knowing the "process" of a case. I believe him to be one of the best lawyers I have dealt with. He was "available" to me in email, (as well as by phone and mail) which helped us to stay in touch quickly and succinctly. He has dealt fairly with me in all ways. When he was not available, his paralegal was able to grasp the facts and explain them to me. We are working together to advance my case and get a good conclusion.
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Posted by Rick Ratzlaff | February 5, 2013
Good Man
John is an excellent and very thourough attorney. He worked with us most of the year on our workers comp case. He kept us informed and was always able to answer our questions quickly. What was really good was his being able to tell us exactly what was going to happen, and assisting us when we needed something taken care of.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
You get what you don't pay for!
Mr. Connell seems to be nice, as at least he did reply back. But did not have any answers for me in regards to a Wormans Comp claim. I had to find out the information myself after much research. Just wonder what the point was for him to even reply? Oh well, I am sure he's helped many others. Just not for me and my situation. Thanks anyway. ~Kindest Regards~
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Response from John Connell June 17, 2016
On AVVO we answer general questions related to workers compensation. We are not allowed to give advice but we try to point people in the right direction or encourage them to seek counsel if they have a specific concern.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Poor service ! Surprised & Disappointed
John Connell is a nice man. He is very knowledgable in the area of workers compensation. Most of my consultation was filled neither stories about what happened to other people. Connell told me how hard he was going to fight for but that NEVER happened. I followed the advice that he gave me and it backfired badly. When I needed to speak to him he was beyond difficult to reach. He missed a conference and more. I have to say that I am very disappointed with the outcome my case and Me. Connell in general is all talk and little service in my situation.
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Response from John Connell January 14, 2016
We want the best for all of our clients in every claim and unfortunately that doesn't always happen in a system that favors the insurance carrier and employer. I can't comment on individual situations but know that phone conferences can be missed when other matters go longer than expected. In that situation we will always reschedule and hope that the client is not inconvenienced.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes

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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Connell Law Firm
  • 1986 - 2005

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Denver
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Major Workers' Compensation Case
  • Client obtained necessary medical benefits and compensation

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member Workers Compensation Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Workers Compensation Eduacation Assoc
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member - Workers' Compensation Section
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Norwegian

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Attorney
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (25)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His professionalism, remarkable knowledge and vast experience place Mr. Connell among the top notch lawyers in his areas of practice. With utmost dedication and quick critical thinking, he has successfully resolved an impressive number of cases over the course of his career. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John's an amazing lawyer and strong client advocate. I can't recommend him enough. Very pleasant and kind."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Connell has demonstrated a high degree of knowledge about the workers' compensation system. I have no reservations recommending injured workers in his community consult with him for advice."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Connell is a fantastic Workers' Compensation Attorney and is dedicated to providing expert representation to those injured on the job. I would highly recommend Mr. Connell."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgable and hardworking. I recommend him highly!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Connell has the knowledge and experience to make his clients' navigation of the workers compensation system as trouble-free, painless, and speedy as possible. I am very happy to endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed many of his answers on Avvo and find him to be thoughtful and creative."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Connell's opinions and advice are valuable contributions. His many endorsements here indicate the high regard in which he is held by his peers."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a strong knowledge of the law and regularly offers sound (free) legal advice on this site."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Other
"This attorney has an excellent reputation for providing the highest quality representation to clients. Experience and proven results!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowledgable and professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent workers' compensation attorney. He fights hard for his clients. His previous experience as defense counsel gives him great insight into the way insurance companies evaluate and defend cases. Highly recommended."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Connell for many years. Mr. Connell is an excellent workers' compensation attorney. He knows the law very well. Mr. Connell actively represents his clients best interests. I recommend Mr. Connell for anyone needing assistance on a workers' compensation claim."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Englewood Workers compensation Lawyer John M Connell
John M Connell
Workers compensation Attorney
Englewood, CO
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