Karen Gail Treece

Karen Gail Treece

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Denver, CO

Lee & Brown LLC
 | 3801 East Florida Avenue, Suite 210
Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-539-5421
Fax: 303-539-5422
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (80%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Ms. Treece, a founding member of Lee & Brown LLC, is a trial lawyer with over thirty-six years of litigation experience, is recognized as one of the premier workers’ compensation defense lawyers in the State of Colorado. Ms. Treece began her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney and as a law clerk to the former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Ms. Treece then gleaned experience in the civil defense arena. She specialized in toxic torts, governmental entity, premises, and major litigation defense.

    Ms. Treece has devoted her practice to the defense of employers sued under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act. Ms. Treece has implemented a workers’ compensation defense system which historically has produced exceptional results for employers. Ms. Treece has successfully tried all aspects of workers’ compensation cases in every venue in Colorado, including numerous appearances at both the Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.

    Ms. Treece was selected by her peers as a Colorado Super Lawyer in the Workers’ Compensation-Employers practice area from 2006-2010 as well as 2017-2020. She has been named a Best Lawyer by U.S. News and World Report in the field of Workers’ Compensation 2012-2020 and Lawyer of the Year for 2015 and 2018. Ms. Treece was was recognized as one of the 2020 Top 50 Women Colorado Super Lawyers. She is the author of several publications in the field including, "Overview of Colorado Workers' Compensation Law January 2017".

    About Karen Treece

    Admitted: 1981, Colorado

    Professional Webpage: https://leeandbrown.com/karen-gail-treece-member/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Best Lawyers’ 2017 Denver Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year“., Best Lawyers’ 2015 Denver Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year“., Best Lawyers', 2015
    • Best Lawyers’ 2017 Denver Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year“., Best Lawyers’ 2018 Denver Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year“., 2018
    • AV Preeminent , Martindale Hubble
    • Recognized in the 19th -24th Editions of Best Lawyers for work in Workers' Compensation-Employers., Best Lawyers'

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, Claims and Litigation Managment

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • TAMB Guidlines to Workers' Compensation Law -This is an overview of the Colorado Workers' Compensation Law useful for employers, self insureds and claims adjusters that can be use as a quick reference to address issues that arize in claims both common and unusual. It contains charts, tables and legal authorities useful for the daily handling of Workers' Compensation claims. It is updated periodically.  
    • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance - Colorado WC Guide (Authored the Colorado section to national publication)
    • Authored chapter - Key issues for workplace injury attorneys and their employer clients in handling workers' compensation claims., Inside the Minds - Defending Workplace Injury Cases, Aspatore , 2013
    • Outline of Colorado case law, statutes and rules related to Colorado Workers' Compensation., author, "Overview of Colorado Workers' Compensation Law", 2917

    Representative Clients:

    • Martin Marietta Materials, Bass Pro Shops, Whole Foods, Lafarge North America, McLane Company, Inc., Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency, R + L Carriers, Coachman Industries, Noodles and Company, Chartis, Gallagher Basset Claims Services, Broadspire, Republic Indemnity, Midas International Corporation, Waste Management, Spherion, Omni Hotels, Coach America, Worldwide Flight Service, City of Englewood, City of Sheridan, Fitzgerald's Casio, Zurich North America, Quantum Corporation, Prime, Town of Dillon, City of Golden, City of Durango, City of Trinidad, City of Fountain, Town of Florence, Town of Fowler, Town of Bennett, City of Commerce City, City of Steamboat Springs, City of Brighton, Town of Julesberg, City of Loveland, City of Central, Love's Travel Stops and Country Store, Costco

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Ms. Treece was selected by her peers as a Colorado Super Lawyer in the Workers’ Compensation-Employers practice area from 2006-2010 and 2017-2019. She has been named a Best Lawyer by U.S. News and World Report in the field of Workers’ Compensation for 2012 and 2017-2019. She was chosen as Best Lawyers’ 2017 Denver Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year“ for 2015 and again in 2018.

    Educational Background:

    • JD University of Denver 
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    Office Location for Karen Gail Treece

    3801 East Florida Avenue
    Suite 210
    Denver, CO 80210

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    Last Updated: 9/29/2020

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