Karen Gail Treece, Member


Practice areas: Workers’ Compensation Defense


Ms. Treece, a founding Member of Brown Gren Abraham & McCracken, LLC, is a trial lawyer with over 40 years of litigation experience. Ms. Treece is recognized as one of the premier workers’ compensation defense lawyers in the State of Colorado. Ms. Treece began her legal career as a Deputy District Attorney and as a law clerk to the former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Ms. Treece then gleaned experience in the civil defense arena. She specialized in toxic torts, governmental entity, premises, and major litigation defense.

Karen has devoted her practice to the defense of employers sued under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act. Ms. Treece has implemented a workers’ compensation defense system which historically has produced exceptional results for employers. Ms. Treece has successfully tried all aspects of workers’ compensation cases in every venue in Colorado, including numerous appearances at both the Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.

Ms. Treece was selected by her peers as a Colorado Super Lawyer in the Workers’ Compensation-Employers practice area from 2006-2010 and 2017-202020. Ms Treece was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers 2012-2020 and was selected as a Best Lawyers’ Denver Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year“ in 2015 and again in 2018. For 2020, Ms. Treece was selected as a Top 50 Women Colorado Super Lawyers.

Ms. Treece recently authored an article, The Workers’ Compensation System as a Prescription for Addiction, for Best Lawyers, January 2018. “This article was originally published with Best Lawyers® “Legal Insights” on www.BestLawyers.com.”

Ms. Treece also authored “Overview of Colorado Worker’s Compensation Law”, January 2017©.

Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute


Colorado Super Lawyer – 2017-2021.

Top 50 Women Colorado Super Lawyers – 2020

Best Lawyers 2012-2022; Lawyer of the Year 2015 and 2018




J.D., University of Denver, 1981

Karen Treece, Best Lawyers Colorado