Janet L. Frickey

Lakewood, Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Denver, Boulder, and Nearby Areas

Denver injury attorney Janet Frickey wants to do the right thing. An impassioned litigator and client advocate for more than 30 years, Ms. Frickey is the owner and managing attorney of The Frickey Law Firm which specializes in workers’ compensation and personal injury.

A graduate of University of Colorado and Washburn University School of Law, Ms. Frickey is considered an expert in the field of workers’ compensation. She has authored important published works, led workshops and classes, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including being honored yearly as a “Colorado Super Lawyer” since 2005 and one of the Top 50 Women Colorado Super Lawyers. Ms. Frickey is highly regarded by her peers for her ethical standards and professional achievements, with the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell and Avvo. In 2019, Ms. Frickey was admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Award for attorney Janet Frickey in the area of Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants in Denver, Colorado

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Colorado
    • B.A.
    • Major: Biology and Psychology

Published Works

  • “Level II Guidelines for Apportionment”, Workers’ Compensation CLE Seminar, October, 2004
  • “Workers’ Compensation 101 (Permanent Disability section)”, Workers’ Compensation CLE Seminar, March, 2003
  • “Admissions of Liability”, Workers’ Compensation CLE Seminar, November, 2001
  • “PPD, Division IME Litigation and the Impact of 1999 Legislation”, Workers’ Compensation CLE Seminar, April, 2001
  • “Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation”, Workers’ Compensation CLE Seminar, February, 1999
  • “Annual Workers’ Compensation Update”, Workers’ Compensation CLE Seminar, 1998
  • “Workers’ Compensation Hearings: Techniques and Strategies”, National Business Institute, 1997
  • “Litigating Mental Impairments”, Workers’ Compensation CLE Seminar, 1995
  • “Advanced Workers’ Compensation in Colorado”, 1993


  • Speaker, Worker's Injury Law & Advocacy Group
  • Speaker, Workers’ Compensation Issues, Workers’ Compensation Education Association
  • Speaker, Workers’ Compensation Issues, Insurance Industry
  • Speaker, Workers’ Compensation Issues, Colorado Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • Speaker, Workers’ Compensation Issues, Colorado Bar Association
  • Speaker, Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Colorado Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Named the 2006 Lance Butler Award by the Colorado Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Section)
  • Named the 2005 Professional in Workers’ Compensation “Claimants Attorney of the Year”
  • Named the 2014 Professional in Workers’ Compensation “Claimants Attorney of the Year”
  • AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, Highest Rating
  • Named one of “Denver’s Top Lawyers” in 5280 Magazine, 2001
  • Named one of “Denver’s Top Lawyers” in 5280 Magazine, 2015-2019
  • Recipient, “The Best Lawyers in America” Award, 1995 – Present
  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2005 – 5280.com
  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2006
  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2007
  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2008
  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2009
  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2010
  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2011
  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2012
  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2013
  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2014
  • Colorado Super Lawyers 2015
  • Donald S. Harder Service Award
  • Recognized by the Workers’ Compensation Education Association
  • Top 50 Women Colorado Super Lawyers
  • Top 10 Attorney, Personal Injury, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc. 2018
  • Fellow, College of Workers Compensation Lawyers 2018
  • Top Rated Colorado Lawyer, National Law Journal - 2018, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Workers’ Compensation Education Association, Secretary, 1986 – 1988
  • Workers’ Compensation Education Association, President, 1992 – 1994
  • Workers’ Compensation Education Association, Board of Directors, 1994 – Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Secretary/Treasurer
  • State of Colorado, Workers’ Compensation Division, Department of Labor and Employment, Medical Care Accreditation Board