Ms. Metzger joined Ritsema & Lyon in 2003 and is a shareholder in the Denver office. Ms. Metzger’s practice focuses on defense of employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation claims in Colorado. Additionally, Ms. Metzger defends employers in some areas of general employment law that arise in conjunction with the filing of a workers’ compensation claim.
Above all else, Ms. Metzger values her ongoing client relationships and a teamwork approach to resolving claim disputes. Ms. Metzger has extensive litigation experience handling defense of complex workers’ compensation claims. Ms. Metzger is committed to the firm’s core values of outstanding professionalism, client responsiveness, and a results-driven litigation practice.
Ms. Metzger received her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of California at San Diego and her law degree in 2001 from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. While in Oregon, Ms. Metzger strengthened her litigation skills through her work at the Oregon State Public Defender’s office. After graduating from Lewis and Clark, she moved to Colorado and was admitted to the bar in 2001. She is a member of the Colorado Bar and Denver Bar Associations. She was selected as a Rising Star from 2010 to 2013 and named a Super Lawyer by Colorado Super Lawyers each year since 2014. Ms. Metzger is also a U.S. News Best Lawyer for 2019 and has been listed in 5280 Top Lawyer’s annually since 2016.