Robert E. Markel was born in Denver, Colorado. He attended Colorado College and earned a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in Economics in 1979. There he received several awards including the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and the John J. Sullivan Award (best student in economics). He then attended the University of Colorado and obtained his law degree in 1982.
He was admitted to practice in 1982 in the State of Colorado and the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado. In 1989 he was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit. Robert’s practice area is primarily personal injury, including automobile accidents, premises liability, nursing home claims, and professional malpractice. He is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.