Practice Areas: Workers’ Compensation, Insurance Law, Subrogation & Recovery
Ms. Ahnell has defended employers and insurance carriers before administrative agencies for the past seven years. Ms. Ahnell also represents employers and insurance carriers in civil litigation matters in Federal and State Courts. Ms. Ahnell represents client interests in all phases of litigation, including hearings, trials and appeals.
In 2004, as an Associate for Ogborn, Summerlin, and Ogborn, Ms. Ahnell began her practice in civil litigation, including complex products liability cases and employment law. When she moved to Hall & Evans in 2005, Ms. Ahnell’s practice focus narrowed to the exclusive representation of employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation claims and civil litigation. That emphasis continued at Thomas Law Firm.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Denver University Law Review, Staff Editor 2001-2002, General Editor 2002-2003
J.D., University of Denver, 2003
B.A., University of Alabama, 1998 (Member of the Women’s Soccer Team)
U.S. District Court, Colorado
Over 67 years of legal experience
When contacting our offices one of the first questions people will often ask our defense attorneys is “What is the chance of winning a case in Colorado?” Every case is unique and presents a different set of circumstances. For example, a case in Aurora would be defended differently from a case in Denver, or a case in Lakewood. However, the sooner you contact a lawyer, the greater your chances are of getting a favorable outcome. Our attorneys have the combined experience of handling thousands of cases throughout their careers.
When a victim is injured and claims that your organization is responsible, you want to do all you can to protect your investment. Fortunately, there are multiple defenses available under Colorado law, which may defeat the plaintiff’s claim or reduce the compensation he or she can recover.
Auto Accident Liability Defense Lawyers
Car accidents are disturbingly common, but they can have a serious impact if your Denver business is implicated in the incident. Victims often go for the “deep pockets” of organizations, especially when the amount of the claim is higher than your insurance coverage.
Whether you own a business in Colorado, California, or Alabama, there are state and federal regulations to which you must adhere. If you violate a law, are responsible for an injury, or violate a person’s rights, you may find yourself the victim of a lawsuit. To protect yourself in the event of a lawsuit, have a Denver business employment lawyer on retainer. Call the Thomas Law Firm to learn more about our practice and how we can help you.
Non-compete Agreement Lawyers
A non-compete agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee that the employee will not seek employment with a competing employer or start a competing business after employment ends. Non-compete agreements are designed to protect employers in the form of commitment from employees and to protect employers’ investment in employees.
Premises Liability Defense Lawyers
As a Denver business owner, you have a duty to maintain your property in a safe condition and to remedy any hazards that may cause a risk of injury to people who enter.
Workers Compensation Defense Lawyers
You work hard to keep your Denver business thriving and a key factor in your organization’s success is workplace safety. When accidents do happen, the associated workers’ compensation claims can take an unfortunate toll.
Wage and Hour Business Lawyer
As a Denver business owner, there are several laws and regulations by which you must abide, otherwise you risk losing money and damaging your business’s reputation. Many of those laws have to do with wage and hour disputes. The best way you can avoid wage and hour disputes is by partnering with a Denver business attorney prior to hiring employees.