Elsa Martinez Tenreiro graduated from the University of Colorado, School of Law in 1989. She is currently an Administrative Law Judge II for the Office of Administrative Courts, DPA, State of Colorado. She was a Prehearing ALJ for the Division of Workers’ Compensation, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment for three years. She owned her own firm and practiced worker’s compensation law for 8 years. Prior to which she worked for Pepe J. Mendez & Associates for 20 years as an Associate and 5 years as a paralegal while attending school. She has lectured as Faculty for CLE of Colorado and Workers Compensation Education Association programs on Professional Ethics and Professionalism, Worker’s Compensation law as well as for other professional organizations on the Constitution, worker’s compensation and ethics. She is a past president of the Denver Bar Association and has chaired and volunteered on multiple committees for the DBA, and CBA. She was awarded the DBA Award of Merit in 2012, the 2010 CHBA Chris Miranda Award, the CBA Worker’s Compensation Section Lance Butler Award in 2008, the Denver Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer of the Year in 2005, Metro Volunteer Lawyer in 2004 and NBC 9News Chanel 9 Outstanding Volunteer Attorney in 2004. She has authored several columns for The Docket on volunteering and DBA programs. She has been a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association since 1990. She was a CU Law Alumni Association board member from 1998 to 2002, a Colorado Bar Association Board Member 2005-2007, Hispanic Bar Association board member 2008-2009, Denver Bar Association Trustee 2002 to 2005 and 2006-2009, DBA president 2007-2008, Metro Volunteer Lawyers board member in 2008-2010, COLTAF board member from 2015-2019, Worker's Compensation Education Association board member from 2008-2018, and she is a Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow.
University of Colorado, Colorado Law
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