Practice Areas: Workers’ Compensation

Alissa M. Peashka practices civil litigation, including workers’ compensation defense, representing employers and their insurers, in Colorado for Thomas Law Firm. She has been admitted to practice since 2011. From 2011 until 2013, she clerked for a state district court judge. Since March 2013, she has practiced workers’ compensation law. However, her love of the law began, at a minimum, over ten years ago, first as a legal secretary, then as a paralegal.

She represents clients’ interest in all phases of litigation, from initial investigation through hearings and appeals. Much of her work also includes interviewing witnesses, analyzing wage and medical records, preparing oral and written motions, preparing evidence and arguments, and negotiating settlements.

Ms. Peashka has focused solely on workers’ compensation defense for her entire career as a practicing attorney. Because of this focus, she maintains a deep and commanding understanding of the complex laws surrounding the Colorado workers’ compensation system. For her, workers’ compensation law isn’t just a job – it’s a passion.

When not practicing law, Ms. Peashka enjoys spending time with her husband of nearly 13 years and their dogs (including two Great Danes and an American Bulldog).

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

Denver Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section
Colorado Bar Association
The Law Club

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Denver, 2011
Paralegal Certificate, Colorado State University, 2005
B.A., Colorado State University, 2004

BAR ADMISSIONS

Colorado

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