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Penny Merkel

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Penny Merkel has been representing injured workers in Colorado exclusively during her career. She has never represented an insurance company and works hard to protect the rights of injured workers!

Penny graduated with cum laude honors from Florida Coastal School of Law. Her undergraduate work was completed at the University of Colorado, Denver campus, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in Business Administration.

Penny is a proud member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) and the Workers' Compensation Education Association (WCEA). The Workers Compensation Education Association is a nonprofit association of attorneys who represent Colorado employees who are injured on the job. Since 1984 the WCEA has been dedicated to providing a voice for injured workers both in and out of the courtroom. The group supports attorneys who represent injured workers through education, research, and sharing information. Members receive up-to-date legal education through an offering of accredited courses throughout each year and have access to other critical proprietary resources to help in their representation of injured workers.

The WCEA advocates for injured workers by working with the Division of Workers Compensation to improve the process for securing benefits. The WCEA also lobbies at the State Capitol each year by initiating legislation and securing sponsors for bills to improve benefits available to injured workers and to improve the process of securing benefits.

Penny is also a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, and Workers Compensation Section of the Colorado Bar.

Penny is the owner and managing partner of The Merkel Law Firm, LLC. She is highly regarded by her peers for her ethical standards and professional achievements

Penny is a Colorado native and was mentored by Colorado Workers' Compensation legend, Barbara Furutani. When she's not fighting on behalf of injured workers, Penny enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking, and camping.