July 2018 Newsletter
Pollart Miller is pleased to announce that 
work in the Family Law Practice area

Amanda C. Musselwhite has been named in The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Under 40 in Colorado

Ilene Feldmeier was chosen by The National Advocates top 100 and has been placed in the top 20 Workers' Compensation and Employment Law attorneys in Colorado
Pollart Miller LLC will be hosting a webinar on August 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM MDT entitled Determining Dependents for Death Benefits and Common Law Spouse Issuespresented by Denise M. Gonzales and Ilene H. Feldmeier
To register, click here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

Court of Appeals construes prior authority to make the rebuttable presumption of compensability essentially un-rebuttable  [more]

Hiding beer of co-worker leads to compensable assault during un-happy hour  [more]

Violation of the employer's policy against using cell phone while driving is not a per se deviation from the "sphere of employment." [more]

Return to sender: address unknown, no such number, no such zone and no defense to penalty assessment, where insurer fails to keep its address current with the Division [more]
Winner's Circle

Jessica Grimes recently prevailed on a compensability claim involving an unwitnessed event and a history of identical pre-existing symptoms that were not disclosed to the treating providers. [more]

In a claim successfully litigated by Christin Bechmann, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)  determined that a back surgery recommended by the authorized treating providers (ATP's) was not reasonable or necessary medical care. [more]

Petitioner alleged she developed injuries to her right arm, neck and shoulder as a production worker on an assembly line.  Petitioner specifically alleged that the injuries occurred while using a mallet to punch out holes in a material. [more]

Brad Miller and Kendra Garstka recently prevailed on a difficult causation defense presented on a Colorado claim.  Claimant argued on this specific claim that she developed a low back injury by bending over in an awkward fashion to place a tag on a piece of luggage while working at the airport. [more]

Monthly Family Law Update
In situations where you and the other parent of your child are no longer together, the court decides the allocation of parental responsibilities (decision-making and parenting-time) related to your child.  [more]
Legislative Corner

See more updates in next months newsletter!

Next Legislative Session starts January 4, 2019
Associate Watch
Spotlight on: 

Ian Ray Mitchell grew up in Lakewood, Colorado and attended Green Mountain High School. At the age of 16, after winning multiple National Championships, Mr. Mitchell won the first Jr. World Championship in Taekwondo in 1989.  The sport being his passion, he graduated early from high school to take up residence at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado and became the runner up at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 1992.


A native Coloradan, he obtained both his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado in Boulder.  Mr. Mitchell began his career in Insurance Defense and Litigation in 2003 and joined Pollart Miller in 2007.  Mr. Mitchell's practice includes bad faith defense, general tort defense and complex workers' compensation subrogation. 


When not pursuing our clients' interests in both State and Federal Court, Mr. Mitchell enjoys time with his wife and two children, fly fishing the entirety of the Platte River throughout the year and attending bluegrass music festivals across the country.     
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