Joel Kotler

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Joel R. Kotler is originally from Philadelphia. He received his Bachelors of Arts in business and real estate from Temple University. From there, he went on to law school at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

While working for a real estate management firm, Joel would attend court with the company’s lawyers for real estate issues. “I actually thought I could do a better job arguing on our behalf than they could, and that was the start of me even applying for law school,” Joel said.

After receiving his law degree, Joel began practicing workers’ compensation law on the plaintiff side. Then, a defense firm made him an offer. After spending a decade working on the defense side of workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Joel went back to his roots of representing injured workers. “Now that I know both sides, it helps our current clients here at McDivitt,” Joel said.

Keeping clients informed throughout their claims is Joel’s top priority. “I want to bring a sense of calm to the client, and explain to them the process that’s going to happen in Colorado,” Joel said.

Joel was drawn to McDivitt Law Firm because of its unique approach to the client experience. “I believe that McDivitt Law Firm is set up to achieve the goals and benefits for our client based upon the team approach and the client portal and the communication that’s needed for every client,” he said.

I had a work Injury where my hand lost a big part of use and It was nice to have had Melissa and Joel make it less stressful for me to get a settlement so I could move on afterward. Thank you.” D.B., Colorado Springs, CO


  • Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor
  • Temple University, B.A. Business


  • Malamut & Associates, LLP
  • Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers
  • Freedman & Lorry, P.C.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey