Hon. Craig C. Eley

Prehearing Administrative Law Judge for the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation
Background

The Honorable Craig Eley graduated from Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois in 1970, and attended the University of Denver College of Law, where he received his law degree in 1973. From 1971 – 1981, he was employed at the Denver law firm of Zarlengo, Mott & Zarlengo, where he represented insurance carriers in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. From 1981 – 2005 he was the senior partner in Eley & Eley, LLC, a Denver law firm that specialized in representing the injured in workers’ compensation and Social Security disability cases. He is a past president of the Law Club of Denver, and was a founding member and a past president of the Workers’ Compensation Education Association, an organization of claimant’s attorneys. Judge Eley has written and spoken extensively on workers’ compensation issues, has been an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law, and is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America.” In 2000, the Colorado Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section awarded Judge Eley the Lance Butler Award for exceptional contributions to the field of workers’ compensation. He is also a past president of the Denver Bar Association and is currently a Prehearing Administrative Law Judge with the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation and is a past Acting Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation.