Kaplan Morrell has a fifteen-year history of helping injured and disabled workers obtain the rights and benefits they are due under the workers compensation, social security disability, and employment laws of Colorado and the United States.
In 1997, a year and half out of law school, Denver disability attorney Britton Morrell took the extraordinary step of starting his own firm, The Morrell Law Office, dedicated to helping his clients understand the system, make informed decisions about their options, and to use technology to do more, faster, better, and less expensive than any other law firm in the Nation.
In 2003 when over thirty employees of the largest meat producer in the world lost their jobs because of their restrictions from work injuries, twenty-six of them came to the firm to sue in Federal Court for Disability Discrimination. Alone, with one paralegal, the Mr. Morrell took half a million documents dumped on his office, scanned them into the computer, and data-mined the pages into a searchable database. The result was that Mr. Morrell could determine in seconds what open jobs existed within his clients’ restrictions that the company failed to consider placing his clients. In an extraordinary legal victory, all twenty-six of his clients survived the defendant’s motion for summary judgment.
After graduating from law school in 1998, Queen Construction hired Denver disability attorney Michael H. Kaplan as their Vice President of Operations. Michael oversaw and coordinated the building of real estate. In 1999, Michael decided to move to Colorado, working for a small personal injury workers’ compensation firm while studying for the Colorado Bar Exam. Upon passing the Bar in 2000, Michael started representing injured workers.
In 2002 Michael joined The Sawaya Law Firm’s workers’ compensation department; he was tasked with building the department’s reputation and growing it’s clientele. Over the course of 8 and half years, Michael diversified his department by creating a Social Security practice, growing the Department from 73 clients and one staff member to 800 clients and 21 staff members. He became the youngest partner in the firm’s history in 2005.
In July 2008 the Morrell Law Office joined forces with The Sawaya Law Firm, continuing its mission of assisting injured workers deal with the legal consequences of work injuries in workers compensation, social security, and employment law rights.
In August of 2011, Britton and Michael joined together as Kaplan Morrell, Attorneys at Law to continue their work serving clients throughout Colorado.