Kendra G. Garstka


Kendra Garstka’s practice focuses on the representation of insurance carriers and employers in Colorado and Utah workers’ compensation and subrogation cases.  Ms. Garstka defends and argues cases before the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation, the Utah Labor Commission, and the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining Hall & Evans, Ms. Garstka was an Associate for insurance defense firms in Denver and Chicago.  Ms. Garstka began her legal career in Chicago, Illinois as a Staff Attorney for the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission where she drafted opinions and decisions on review, orders, and dissent consistent with the Commissioner’s rulings.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2017
  • Utah, 2018
  • Illinois (inactive), 2012


Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202


JD: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2012
BA: American University, 2009, Journalism and Political Science, magna cum laude


More About

Professional Associations
  • Professionals in Workers’ Compensation

  • ALFA International, Steering Committee, Workers’ Compensation Practice Group

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Panelist, “Emerging Trends in and Around Workers’ Compensation,” ALFA International Future Leaders Seminar, 2023

  • Presentation, “Marijuana and Colorado Workers’ Compensation,” Client Seminar, 2018
  • Presentation, “Evaluating Compensability and Causation Issues (Including the Role of Diagnostic Testing),” Client Seminar, 2018
Career Distinctions & Honors
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America; Workers’ Compensation Law, 2021-2024
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, “Rising Star,” Workers’ Compensation, 2024

Business & Community Service
  • Co-Vice Chair of Administrative Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association, December 2013 – June 2016
  • American University Alumni Association, Leadership Team, Chicago Chapter, July 2013 – April 2017
  • Office of the Governor, Clemency Backlog Elimination Project, September 2012- December 2014
  • Field Associates, Program Committee Member, Field Museum, July 2013 – April 2017