Carl Zielinski

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Colorado Springs, Colorado

McDivitt Law Firm PC
Carl Zielinski
McDivitt Law Firm PC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation

Licensed in Colorado since: 2015

Education: William & Mary Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2024
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McDivitt Law Firm PC

19 East Cimarron Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Phone: 719-471-3700 Email: Carl Zielinski Visit website


After graduating from William and Mary Law School in 2015, I moved to Colorado where I was licensed and immediately got to work. I've worked in a broad variety of contexts, touching on issues as diverse as criminal prosecution, local government regulation, labor immigration appeals, workers' compensation, and personal injury.

Despite the diverse subject matter, the consistent experience that these positions brought me was that of the attorney as a guide for their client, understanding what they require, gauging their level of understanding, and delivering exemplary service in any and all contexts. Whether advising a local government about a zoning issue or walking an injured plaintiff through their rights, it requires meeting the client where they are and putting all possible resources to the task to deliver results.

Since 2018 my practice has focused solely on personal injury, both before and after the onset of litigation. I use my prior experience in these fields to drive a client-centered approach. Serving clients who may have no experience whatever with any legal system requires the ability to concisely and simply explain the concepts that they require to understand the process and their own claim. My clients are individuals up against a system designed to get between them and justice, and it's my mission from day one to level the playing field to get them what they deserve: justice.

In 2021 I was selected by The National Trial Lawyers as one of their Top 40 Under 40 for Southern Colorado and by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.

First Admitted: 2015, Colorado

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Educational Background:
  • William and Mary Law School, cum laude, 2015
  • The College of William and Mary, BA English, 2012
  • University Laboratory High School, 2008
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • District of Colorado, 2020
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Eagle Member, 2020
  • Douglas-Elbert County Bar Association, 2016
  • Colorado Bar Association, 2016
  • Colorado Bar Admission, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2024
  • Top 100 - Personal Injury, The National Trial Lawyers, 2024
  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2024
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2023
  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2022
  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2021
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $950,000 - Settlement of litigation stemming from rear-end collision with installation of permanent spinal hardware, 2024
  • $750,000 - Settlement for t-bone collision resulting in installation of permanent hardware in the right ankle., 2023
  • $700,000 - Settlement for multi-car collision resulting in aggravation of underlying lumbar spine condition, 2021
  • $600,000 - Global recovery for rear-end collision resulting in acceleration of prior cervical spine injury, 2020
  • $525,000 - Global recovery for low-speed impact resulting in aggravation of pre-existing lumbar spine injuries, 2022
  • $350,000 - Global recovery for spinal injury stemming from parking lot collision, 2020
  • $331,544.60 - Judgment following two day jury trial in El Paso County for client injured in rear-end collision who required a spinal fusion due to aggravation of underlying but previously asymptomatic arthritis. Final offer pre-trial was $25,483.43., 2022
  • $300,000 - Global recovery for spinal injury stemming from t-bone collision, 2021
  • $270,000 - Recovery for minor child after a fall resulting in partially amputated thumb, 2021
  • $200,000 - Global policy limits recovery for spinal injury during rear-end collision, 2020
  • $200,000 - Settlement of premises claim involving broken femur, 2019
  • $175,000 - Global recovery from a motorcycle colliding with an SUV, resulting in a fractured dominant wrist, 2021
  • $150,000 - Uninsured motorist recovery for work-related collision with only two months of treatment, 2022
  • $150,000 - Recovery following litigation of disputed liability premises claim involving broken non-dominant arm, 2021
  • $150,000 - Settlement of multi-car collision involving broken ankle, 2021
  • $150,000 - Global recovery for t-bone collision involving torn ACL and other soft tissue injuries, 2020
  • $135,000 - Settlement of disputed claim involving low-speed collision with tractor trailer leading to a concussion, 2020
  • $125,000 - Global recovery for t-bone collision involving neck and back injuries, 2020
  • $125,000 - Global recovery following head-on collision with fractured dominant wrist, 2020
  • $100,000 - Policy limits recovery for pedestrian struck by motorist while crossing the street, 2020

Office location for Carl Zielinski

19 East Cimarron Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2024

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