R. Mack Babcock
Denver Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury Attorney
A nationally respected lawyer specializing in work injury, auto accident,
personal injury, and insurance dispute cases across Colorado
Denver, Colorado attorney R. Mack Babcock spends his life continuously striving for excellence. As founder of the Babcock Law Firm, Mack uses his extensive legal experience, insight, and professional relationships to help Colorado’s injured workers and citizens obtain all the compensation benefits afforded to them under the law.
Mack is a husband and proud father of two. When he’s not with his family or vigorously fighting for the rights of clients, he enjoys swimming, running, and biking along Colorado’s many scenic roads. He has competed in several marathons, road races, and triathlons — including several half and full distance Ironman triathlons.
First to Fight: The Story of Mack Babcock,
Founder of Denver’s The Babcock Law Firm
Childhood, Education, and Military Service
Born and raised in Chicago, Mack got an early education in responsibility and duty when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps out of high school, completing 8 years of honorable active and reserve duty.
Promoted through the ranks very rapidly, Babcock received a meritorious promotion to non-commissioned officer at the ripe young age of 21 and was awarded many medals during his service, including a Navy Achievement Medal for superior performance of his duties.
After serving in the Marines, Mack turned his attention to higher education, obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Iowa and then continuing on to law school at the University of Denver.
During his law school tenure, Mack earned the highest grades in his Administrative Law and Basic Taxation classes and was a semifinalist in the Hoffman Cup Trial Advocacy Competition during his final year. Upon graduating in the top 10% of his class, Mack was inducted into the Order of St. Ives honor society.
In addition to excelling in his law school courses, Mack also clerked for the Honorable Michael A. Martinez in the Colorado District Courts for the City and County of Denver. He also worked for the District Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial District, the Denver City Attorney’s Office Employment Law Section, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and several small litigation firms.
Legal Career and Life in Colorado
After completing law school and being admitted into the Colorado Bar, Babcock joined a midsize insurance defense firm that defended hundreds of injury claims for several large insurance companies and corporations like Pinnacol Assurance, State Farm, Hartford, Sentry Insurance, Qwest Communications, Furniture Row, and others.
During this time, Babcock became very familiar with the approach insurance companies take toward accident victims.
After seeing firsthand how accident victims and their families are treated by the system and the insurance industry, he switched sides and went to work at one of Colorado’s premier plaintiff firms as a workers’ compensation, personal injury, and insurance dispute attorney.
Later, he founded the Babcock Law Firm so he could focus on providing high-quality legal representation to injured individuals. His experience as an industry attorney put him in a unique position to help injured workers in Colorado obtain the benefits they need to deal with their workplace injuries.
Mack also belongs to several legal associations including the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Workers’ Compensation Educational Association, and the Colorado Professionals in Workers’ Compensation. He is also included on Super Lawyers’ list of “Rising Stars” in Colorado.
Professional associations and memberships
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Member: 2007 – Present
Board of Directors: 2017 – Present. Current term will end in 2021.
Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Committee: 2017 – Present
- Workers’ Compensation Education Association
Member: 2007 – Present
Board Member: 2010 – Present
President: 2012 – 2014
Member of the legislative committee: 2011 – Present
- Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)
Member: 2014 – Present
Board Member: 2016 – Present
Officer: 2019 – Present
Officers within WILG are elected into a leadership track, and then they move up automatically. The progression is Secretary, Treasurer, President-Elect, and then President. Mack was selected as Secretary in 2019, and this year he is Treasurer. He will be President-Elect in 2021, and then President in 2022.
Honors and awards
- Colorado Super Lawyers (2019)
- Top Injured Workers’ Attorney by WILG (2015)
- “Top Attorneys in Denver” by 5280 Magazine (2015)
- “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers (2010, 2012)
- Perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.com
Advocate for injured workers
As a longtime member of the Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (WCEA), Mack has played a key role in rewriting a number of significant changes to Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation Act. He also routinely testifies in front of the Colorado House and Senate in support of legislation aimed at benefiting injured workers across the state.
Committed to Representing Coloradans, Not Corporations
“I quickly became very familiar with how insurance companies treat accident victims – how faceless corporations play with people’s lives when they’re at their very worst. This is part of the reason I decided to found my own practice. At the Babcock Law Firm, we will never represent an insurance company or other member of corporate America.”
“I found Mack Babcock and the entire firm to be highly professional yet very personable. They took the time to explain each step of the way. Mack was very thorough in his explanation whenever I had questions or needed clarification. I would highly recommend Mack and his team to anyone who has been forced to navigate the complex landscape of workers compensation. Thank you Mack, Jan and Aiden, it was such a pleasure working with all of you!”
Mack Babcock In the News
“We Will Never Represent an Insurance Company…”
Read Babcock’s Interview with Enjuris Lawyer Directory
“Workers’ comp is too weird. It’s too hard. It’s too specialized.” He found that he could compete for a personal injury case, but his colleagues would refer all the workers’ compensation cases to him without question. Eventually he just accepted his specialty…“I tried for years to get away from it, and now it’s made me the success that I am.”
And he has become a success.
He had become very familiar with how insurance companies treat accident victims – how faceless corporations play with people’s lives when they are at their very worst. This is part of the reason he decided to found his own practice.
“We will never represent an insurance company or other member of corporate America.” This is because of the inherent conflict of interest that straddling the fence implies. Babcock is a plaintiffs’ attorney, through and through.
- Colorado Workers’ Compensation Attorney R. Mack Babcock Elected to Serve in Two Nationally Recognized Legal Associations
- Mack Babcock Profiled by Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
- Workers’ Comp Attorney R. Mack Babcock Ranks as Top Lawyer in Denver
- Colorado Workers’ Comp Attorney and Babcock Law Founder Receives Prestigious Award for Fourth Consecutive Year
- Babcock Law Firm Attorneys Added to 2012 Rising Stars List for Colorado
- Babcock Law Firm Attorney and Founder Elected President of Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
- Attorneys and Staff at the Babcock Law Firm Sponsor Troubled Kids
- Mack Babcock Receives WILG Recognition as One of America’s Top Workers’ Comp Lawyers
- Mack Babcock Featured in Huffington Post Article on Medical Malpractice
- Mack Babcock Awarded Perfect Avvo Rating
Contact Mack for Help Today
Have you or a loved one been injured, on-the-job or in an accident,
and are experiencing difficulty in obtaining your rightful compensation benefits?