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
Licensed since 1988
I endorse this lawyer. I have witnessed the excellent results Ms. Donaldson obtains for her clients on a regular basis. She obtains these results because she is an excellent attorney who works hard for her clients. As proof of the high esteem in which I hold Ms. Donaldson, when I am involved in cases which require a co-consel, she is the first attorney I turn to. When you retain Jennifer Donaldson, you have retained a lawyer who will work hard to get you the best result possible. If she cannot obtain a satisfactory settlement, she is willing and able to take a case to trial.
William Godsman Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. She is one of the most qualified and respected attorneys I know. She will zealously represent her clients and not back away from a challenge. Not only does she have the respect of her peers but the insurance companies respect her abilities and know that she knows her stuff.
James Edwards Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Young Trial Lawyer of the Year||Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||1998|
|Rated AV Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Owner/Lawyer||Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson||1994 - Present|
|Associate||Harding & Ogborn||1991 - 1994|
|Associate||Radetsky & Shapiro||1988 - 1991|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Colorado Women's Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||1990 - 2010|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||1988 - Present|
|Denver Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|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|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Colorado College||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|