In the News
Our exclusively women-owned firm has increased its muscle mass in the past month. With the addition of Josh Brown, who has joined the firm as Of Counsel, the firm expands upon its focus of workers’ compensation to include welcome experience in employment law and general liability practice. Enriching this addition are new staff members and an expansion in our office space. L+K will be acquiring new property to accommodate its growing practice and expects to continue on this course through the remainder of the year. In keeping with this spirit of progress, we have also renovated our digital case management system for more streamlined and effective file management, billing, and operational efficiency. We expect only increased momentum in our legal capacity as a result of these evolutions.
Joshua D. Brown, has been practicing in Colorado since 2005 and has successfully defended employers in suits involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), “Title VII” employment discrimination, age discrimination, and other matters routinely encountered by businesses large and small alike.
Josh also specializes in employment contract matters and related concerns, non-compete agreements, and trade secret issues, with a focus on avoiding undue litigation.
Federal, state, and administrative proceedings are familiar jurisdictions of practice for Josh. In the past two years, he has overseen defense verdicts in three trials which involved bad faith, fraud, and discrimination claims. In following with the L+K livelihood, Josh also has over seven years of workers’ compensation experience.
The Victory Lap
Kudos to Joseph W. Gren, who racked up two appellate victories for the firm in January. In front of the Industrial Claim Appeals Court, Joe successfully argued in Cheney v. Coca-Cola and Blue Bell Creameries that the Claimant’s injury was the result of his duties with Blue Bell and that Coca-Cola was not responsible for the requested elbow surgery. Cheney v. Coca-Cola Refreshments, Blue Bell Creameries, ACE American Insurance, and Standard Fire Insurance, W.C. No. 4-873-873, (January 29, 2013). In another L+K victory, the Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed an ICAO opinion denying reopening on the basis that the symptoms which Claimant asserted had worsened were not only unrelated, but may not have changed to an extent warranting reopening. Martinez v. ICAO and Evraz Rock Mountain Steel, (Colo. App. 2012)(nsfop).
Kudos also to Tiffany Scully Kinder, who recently had a successful outcome to litigation involving a Claimant’s claim for a worsening condition. Claimant had an undisputed head injury from being struck by a heavy machine gate, and attempted to add to the claim later treatment for a “traumatic brain injury.” Ms. Kinder successfully argued in Vu Bui v. Caraustar Industries, Inc. and ACE American Insurance, W.C. 4-893-645-02 (February 1, 2013) that this later claim for benefits was not related to the initial work-related injury. Claimant’s claim for further medical treatment was denied and dismissed.