5280 Top Lawyer

Jan 24, 2018

At Azar & Associates, an experienced team of lawyers is the standard. From diverse backgrounds and different parts of the country, these attorneys represent the stability and longevity of Azar & Associates. Bob Markel, a litigator handling serious injury claims, has been with the firm for 24 years. Tonya Melnichenko and Kenneth Pennywell, a tandem of highly experienced attorneys, have both been at the firm over 17 years. With each handling complex personal injury claims, experience counts.

Natalie Brown, named a 5280 Top Lawyer, joined Azar & Associates 3 years ago along with DezaRae LaCrue to focus on insurance and catastrophic injury claims. Their addition to the firm enabled Azar & Associates to greatly enhance its litigation presence in Colorado. Both attorneys are highly respected by their peers and have proven track records helping injured people across the state.

Among her numerous accolades, Natalie Brown was honored to be named Editor’s Choice Best Trial Lawyer by Law Week Colorado in 2010. Best Lawyers in America named her Plaintiff’s medical malpractice Lawyer of the Year for Colorado in 2012. She is a past president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates ABOTA), and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Natalie has been listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2005 to the present, has been selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer, 2006 to the present, and Top 50 Women Lawyers in Colorado, 2008 to the present.

Natalie and Azar & Associates show their commitment to clients by taking cases on a contingency fee basis; they are only paid if they win. Azar & Associates has been representing clients throughout Colorado since 1987 and has offces in Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Trinidad.



Kenneth B. Pennyell

Robert Markel

Tonya L. Melnichenko

DezaRae LaCrue

Natalie Brown – 5280 Top Lawyer