Steven J. Picardi

  • "...proven over the years to be appropriately aggressive, detail oriented and current on workers' compensation legislation."
    Becky Moul
    former Risk Manager, King Soopers
  • "... makes an excellent presentation at the administrative and hearing level of the workers' compensation system."
    Harold Doc' Lykins
    Risk Manager, Ball Corporation
STEVEN J. PICARDI is a solo practitioner specializing in the representation of self-insured employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1988 from McDaniel college (f/k/a Western Maryland College), and his Juris Doctorate in 1991 from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. For the past 30 years he has represented self-insured employers, insurance companies and non-insured employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. 5280 Magazine named Mr. Picardi a “Top Lawyer” for 2020 and 2021 in the workers’ compensation – defense category. In addition to defending workers’ compensation claims, Mr. Picardi spent six years representing physicians in complex medical malpractice claims. He is a member of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, the Colorado Self-Insurer’s Association, and the Colorado Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Committee and has lectured and written extensively on the subjects of workers’ compensation and legal ethics.

Areas of Practice:
85% Workers' Compensation Defense
15% Workers' Compensation Claimant
Workers' Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Colorado, 1991
U.S. District Court District of Colorado

Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1991
McDaniel College formerly Western Maryland College, Westminster, MD, 1988
Major: Economics and Business Administration

Representative Clients:
King Soopers
Ball Corporation
Owens Corning

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Colorado Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
Colorado Self-Insurers Association, 2000 - Present

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