Janet Frickey

Top rated workers' compensation attorney in Lakewood, Colorado

The Frickey Law Firm PC
Janet Frickey
The Frickey Law Firm PC

Practice Areas: Workers' compensation, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 1980

Education: Washburn University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023
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The Frickey Law Firm PC

940 Wadsworth Boulevard
Suite 400
Lakewood, CO 80214 Visit website


Attorney Janet Frickey is the founder and owner of The Frickey Law Firm in Lakewood, Colorado. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the country, Ms. Frickey has more than 40 years of total legal experience, and she provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Denver metro and all across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·  Workers' compensation

·  Personal injury and wrongful death

A renowned leader in her field, Ms. Frickey has written extensively and conducted many lectures and continuing legal education seminars on workers' compensation and other related topics. She has also achieved remarkable success helping injured and disabled workers obtain the full amount of compensation they need when they can no longer work.

At all turns, she delivers highly personalized counsel to help her clients make the best-informed decisions as she fights aggressively to help them pursue the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Frickey has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with recognition from The Best Lawyers in America** as well as the organization's Lawyer of the Year award in 2019.

Among her other notable accolades, she has received the Claimant’s Attorney of the Year award from the Professional in Workers’ Compensation in 2005 and 2014, and she received the 2006 Lance Butler Award from the Colorado Bar Association's Workers’ Compensation Section. She has also received many other consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers, including being named among the Top 10 Attorneys in Personal Injury from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc. 

A 1976 graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, Ms. Frickey obtained her Juris Doctor in 1980 from Washburn University School of Law. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the District of Nebraska, and she has served as president, secretary and board member of the Workers’ Compensation Education Association. 

She is also an active member of the Colorado Bar Association's Workers’ Compensation Section, where she has served as secretary/treasurer, and she is a member of the State of Colorado's Workers’ Compensation Division, Department of Labor and Employment, and Medical Care Accreditation Board.

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Practice areas

Workers' compensation: claimant, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Premises liability - plaintiff

  • 90% Workers' compensation: claimant
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1980, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.frickey.com/our-attorneys/janet-l-frickey

Educational Background:
  • University of Colorado, B.A., Major: Biology and Psychology
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • MADD Walk Denver participant and sponsor
  • AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, Highest Rating
  • Top Rated Colorado Lawyer, National Law Journal - 2018, 2019
  • Named one of “Denver’s Top Lawyers” in 5280 Magazine, 2015-2019
  • The CWCL was established to honor those attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation.  Individuals are nominated for the outstanding traits they have developed in their practice of twenty years, or longer, representing plaintiffs, defendants, serving as judges, or acting for the benefit of all in education, overseeing agencies and developing legislation.  These individuals have to convince their peers, the bar, bench and public that they possess the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership.  They have to convince the Board of Governors of the College that they have a commitment to fostering and furthering the objectives of the College and have shown significant evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing, and/or distinguished published writings on Workers’ Compensation or related fields of law.  In addition to these characteristics, a Fellow is expected to display the following traits in their day to day practice of workers’ compensation and related fields A Fellow stands out to newer attorneys as a model of professionalism in deportment and advocacy; A Fellow has earned the respect of the bench, opposing counsel and the community; A Fellow displays civility in an adversarial relationship; A Fellow avoids allowing ideological differences to affect civility in negotiations, litigation and other aspects of law practice; A Fellow demonstrates an active interest in resolving issues; A Fellow is a student of the law; A Fellow has a thirst for knowledge in all areas of the law that affects their representation of their clients in Workers’ Compensation or their duties in adjudicating cases brought before them; A Fellow actively participates in the state, local and/or National Bar., Fellow, College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, 2019
  • Donald S. Harder Service Award
  • Lance Butler Award, Colorado Bar Association (Worker's Compensation Section), 2006
  • Super Lawyers, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2019
  • Denver’s Top Lawyers, 5280 Magazine, 2001
  • Recognized by the Workers Compensation Education Association
  • Claimants Attorney of the Year, Professional in Workers’ Compensation, 2005
  • AV rating from Martindale Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1995 – Present
  • Top 50 Women Colorado Super Lawyers
  • Claimants Attorney of the Year, Professional in Workers’ Compensation, 2014
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, Workers' Compensation Issues, Workers' Compensation Education Association
  • MIDWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE APRIL 28-29, 2019-THE FONTAINE, KANSAS CITY, MO, Speaker, Midwest Regional Conference, Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group - WILG, Claimant Workers, 2019
  • Speaker, Workers' Compensation Issues, Colorado Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Speaker, Workers' Compensation Issues, Colorado Bar Association
  • Speaker, Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation Seminar, Colorado Bar Association
  • Speaker, Workers' Compensation Issues, Insurance Industry
  • Level II Guidelines for Apportionment", Workers' Compensation CLE Seminar, October, 2004
  • "Workers' Compensation 101 (Permanent Disability section)", Workers' Compensation CLE Seminar, March, 2003
  • "Admissions of Liability", Workers' Compensation CLE Seminar, November, 2001
  • "PPD, Division IME Litigation and the Impact of 1999 Legislation", Workers' Compensation CLE Seminar, April, 2001
  • "Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation", Workers' Compensation CLE Seminar, February, 1999
  • "Annual Workers' Compensation Update", Workers' Compensation CLE Seminar, 1998
  • "Workers' Compensation Hearings: Techniques and Strategies", National Business Institute, 1997
  • "Litigating Mental Impairments", Workers' Compensation CLE Seminar, 1995
  • "Advanced Workers' Compensation in Colorado", 1993
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Current Member, Executive Committee, Workers' Compensation Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2019
  • Board of Directors, Workers' Compensation Education Association, 1994 - Present
  • Colorado, 1980
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Colorado Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Secretary, Workers' Compensation Education Association, 1986 -1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • State of Colorado, Workers' Compensation Division, Department of Labor and Employment, Medical Care Accreditation Board
  • President, Workers' Compensation Education Association, 1992 - 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
Industry Groups:
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Workers Compensation Education Association

Office location for Janet Frickey

940 Wadsworth Boulevard
Suite 400
Lakewood, CO 80214

Phone: 303-237-7373

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