Pollart Miller Annual Workers'
Compensation Seminar
May 10, 2019
It's almost time! We will be sending you an email invitation and a postcard via U.S. Mail in February, 2019. In the meantime, make sure you save the date, you can add the seminar to your calendar by clicking the link below. Also, if you've had anyone new join your team who may not be on our invite list, please let us know by e-mailing us their contact information at .

We are pleased to announce our new partners
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Pollart Miller is a proud sponsor of Lockton Law day on February 7, 2019. Lockton Law Day is a day-long seminar filled with a variety of interesting topics presented in 45-minute sessions throughout the day. Lockton Law Day has become a highly anticipated event for Lockston and we are very excited to participate.
February Webinar
February 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM (MST)
Employment Releases: The How and Why

March Webinar
March 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM (MST)
Litigating Chronic Narcotic Medication Claims

Presented by Brad J. Miller
Winner's Circle
ALJ Terminates Claimant’s Ongoing Use of Chronic Narcotic Medications 
ALJ Denies Claim Based on Finding that Physical Complaints Were a Manifestation of a Longstanding Condition
Colorado Workers' Compensation
Temporary Disability and Responsible For Termination It is well settled that when a temporarily disabled employee is responsible for the termination of the employee’s employment, the resulting wage loss is not attributable to the on-the-job injury.   [more]

Conservator or Guardian Services to Permanently Disabled Employees The principal purpose in requiring an employer to provide medical benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act is to allow an injured worked to reach maximum medical improvement and maintain that status.  [more]

Appeals of Medical Utilization Reviews and Weight Afforded the MUR Panel  Under the Medical Utilization Reviews (“MUR”) provision of the Act, either the claimant or the respondents may seek review of a MUR panel’s recommendation and a Director’s order before an ALJ.   [more]

Safety Rule Violation The Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act, provides for a 50% reduction in compensation benefits where the injury results from the claimant’s willful failure to obey a reasonable safety rule instated by the employer.   [more]
Practice Area Updates
Criminal Law
Should I Do A Self-Background Check?

If you are seeking employment, a new apartment or home, or if you need to get a loan, there’s a very high likelihood that the people in charge of deciding whether or not you will get what you want are going to do a background check [more]
Employment Law
Spotlight on Arbitration Agreements in Employment Contracts

Arbitration agreements and clauses in employment contracts have become a hot button issue recently, as evidenced by the Supreme Court ruling on two cases thus far this term. Read in conjunction, New Prime and Schein   [more]
Family Law
Divorce and Social Media

During a divorce, experiencing various emotions such as sadness, anxiety and even anger is not unusual, and seeking sympathy and the emotional support from others is only natural. However, it is important to understand the difference between confiding in a few close friends versus  [more]
Legislative Update
2019 Legislative Session

The 2019 Legislative Session is in full swing, having commenced on January 4, 2019 and Colorado’s new governor, Governor Jared Polis was inaugurated on January 8, 2019 along with the newly elected Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, and Secretary of State.  [more]
Attorney Watch
Pollart Miller is pleased to welcome law clerk, Christine R. Ghattas to the firm
Spotlight on Mark D. Toppen
Mark Toppen is from St. Louis, Missouri, but having been raised by two parents from Chicago, he quickly became an avid fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears, and Gino’s East deep-dish pizza. After high school, he started college at the University of Missouri, joining his older sister and several of his friends from his hometown. However, Mark soon got the itch to branch out, and after his sophomore year, he transferred to Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

While at Auburn, Mark learned to appreciate all that southern hospitality had to offer, including southern cooking, sweet tea, and of course, SEC football – War Eagle. Mark graduated from Auburn in 2011, magna cum laude, with a BA in political science. During his senior year, Mark met his now wife, Allison, and in 2012, they decided to move to Colorado to pursue their shared love of the outdoors.

While in Colorado Springs, Mark worked in marketing for an international non-profit for three years, and spent some time working with its in-house counsel. It was then that he decided to fulfill a life-long dream and begin law school.

While in law school at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Mark clerked for a county attorney’s office, an oil and gas company, the Denver District Attorney’s Office, and the FBI Field Office in Denver. Through these diverse experiences, he learned that he wanted to pursue a practice in civil litigation and is very excited to join Pollart Miller’s workers’ compensation defense team.