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Jennifer L. Donaldson is a Colorado Native.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Colorado College and her law degree from the University Of Colorado School Of Law.  Since graduation from law school in 1988, Jennifer has worked almost exclusively as a trial attorney, representing injury victims.


After working in larger firms, she formed her own Denver personal injury law firm in 1994 with the goal of providing superior personal service to her clients. Jennifer's practice focuses on representing only individuals who have been injured by the negligence of others. She actively litigates cases involving catastrophic injuries, including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle collisions, bicycle/pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, skiing accidents, slip and fall accidents, and medical malpractice.


Ms. Donaldson works to recover the serious financial and personal damages sustained by her clients as a result of a personal injury claim.  She understands that filing a successful claim against a big insurance company requires aggressive representation and attention to detail.  To that end, she prepares every case as if it were going to trial. Her effectiveness in and out of the courtroom has gained her a reputation as a professional and hard working attorney.  During her 20 years as a Denver medical malpractice lawyer Jennifer Donaldson has achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell, the most prestigious rating service for attorneys.


In 1998, Ms. Donaldson was awarded the Outstanding Trial Lawyer award by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Jennifer is a long time member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice, Colorado Bar Association and the Colorado Women's Bar Association.  She has served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association since 1992.


In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons, enjoying many of the outdoor activities that Colorado offers, including hiking, biking, climbing, skiing and snowshoeing. 


Member: Denver Bar Association; Colorado Bar Association; Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1992; Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer, 1998); Colorado Women's Bar Association; American Association for Justice. 


Reported Cases: Scognamillo v. Olsen, 795 P.2d 1357 (Colo. App. 1990); Martinez v. Weld County School District, RE-1, 60 P.3d 736 (Colo. App. 2002).


Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Catastrophic Injury; Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries; Motorcycle Accidents; Bicycle Accidents; Commercial Vehicle Liability; Pedestrian Injuries; Wrongful Death; Slip and Fall; Professional Negligence; Spinal Injury.


Languages spoken: English, Lithuanian

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
  4. Slip and Fall Accident: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Erik L. Halverson

    I endorse this lawyer, to say the least. Jennifer has an incredible impact on the lives of her clients. On a daily basis, I am astounded at the way Jennifer approaches each client's circumstances with dilligence, ethics and unwavering committment. I've seen her approach translate directly into incredible outcomes for her clients. Jennifer has also had an incredible impact on my life and career. As a young attorney just at the beginning of my career as a PI attorney, I cannot convey in words how fortunate I am that I can look to Jennifer as a mentor and role model.


    Erik Halverson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson

2300 15th Street
Suite 200
Denver, CO, 80202


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Young Trial Lawyer of the YearColorado Trial Lawyers Association1998
Rated AV PreeminentMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/LawyerLaw Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson1994 - Present
AssociateHarding & Ogborn1991 - 1994
AssociateRadetsky & Shapiro1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Women's Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1990 - 2010
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1988 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1988 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Scognamillo v. Olsen, 795 P.2d 1357 (Colo. App. 1990)prevailed on appeal
Martinez v. Weld County School District, RE-1, 60 P.3d 736 (Colo. App. 2002).Prevailed - Immunity waived
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Colorado CollegeSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984