August 2018 Newsletter

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September Webinar
September 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM (MST)

Comparing Permanent Total Disability Claims in Colorado and Utah

Presented by Brad J. Miller 

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October Webinar
October 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM (MST)

Marijuana and Colorado Workers' Compensation

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Colorado Workers' Compensation


Remember the September 1, 2018 Deadline to file the Opioid Prescribing Policy Reporting Form [ more]
Temporary Disability and Modified Duty Offers
The claimant was a rig-hand and suffered a compensable injury in June 2017. He immediately received [ more]

Modified Job Offer
A modified job offer must be consistent with the specific work restrictions issued by the ATP, but need not  [more]
Court of Appeals affirms ICAO ruling that out-of-state employee who worked only 6.2% of the time in [more]

Medical Maintenance Benefits
An ALJ may deviate from the Treatment Guidelines and order ongoing opioid medications. [ more]
Issue Preclusion
Issue preclusion will not prevent a second ALJ from deciding an issue the first ALJ already determined if   [more]
Monthly Family Law Update
The Impact of Divorce on Immigration

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Colorado ranks #10 in the top states where couples are likely to get divorced, with 3.7 divorcees per 1,000 people.  And, while most have the best intentions when choosing to marry, statistics show that subsequent marriages are even more likely to end in divorce than the first marriage.  Now, to a family law attorney, [more]

Tips for Divorce

KRDO Noon News - Tips for Divorce with Denise Gonzales of Pollart Miller LLC

Monthly Criminal Law Update
Domestic Violence

Colorado does not have a specific statute that defines "domestic violence" and you will not find a crime titled Domestic Violence anywhere in the Colorado criminal code. Instead, domestic violence is a broad term that is separated into categories of behavior that are inflicted upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. Colorado  [ more]
Attorney Watch

Pollart Miller is please to Welcome Tucker E. Allen to the firm

Tucker joined Pollart Miller LLC in 2018 after graduating law school. He practices civil litigation including workers' compensation defense.   Tucker graduated from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law in 2018.
Spotlight on Ilene Feldmeier

Ilene Feldmeier grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and was active in cross country, track and field, and band.  She was also a yearbook writer and editor for several years.  Ilene originally wanted a career in journalism but while attending college at Missouri State University, her focus switched to business law.  After graduating college, Ilene took a break from school and did restaurant management for 3 years in Kansas City and Denver before attending law school.   

Ilene's plan was to become a transactional business lawyer because she hates public speaking and did not want to handle large jury trials - like the type you see on TV with packed courtrooms of people watching you.  During law school at the University of Denver, Ilene did a clerkship with the Office of Administrative Courts and got to see administrative hearings first hand.  Ilene realized she was more interested in the strategy and maneuvers involved in litigation, rather than writing contracts.  Ilene went on to do a trial practicum and discovered she could overcome her fear of public speaking plus put all her past journalism classes and experience to good use writing oral arguments and briefs.  Ilene has been practicing workers' compensation for 12 years and has worked at Pollart Miller for 11 of those years.  Ilene is licensed to practice in Arizona, Colorado and Idaho.
In her free time, Ilene enjoys spending time with her husband - Brian, her son - Brayden (8), her daughter - Peyton (6), and her mini Australian Shepard - Shelby.  They enjoy travel, especially cruises and trips to Disney World.  Ilene is also an avid runner.  She has completed numerous half marathons and is currently training for the Disney World Dopey Challenge to do 50 miles in 4 days, including her first full marathon.  If she completes this, it will add several new medals to her "Wall of Bling."
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