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Jennifer D. McGinn

Jennifer D. McGinn

also known as Jennifer McGinn

About me

My practice focuses on two main areas of law: family law and criminal defense.


Family Law:

While many family law attorneys can be extremely adversarial from the outset of a case, my focus is to keep things as harmonious as possible between the parties to achieve my client's goals.  In most cases, the parties will have to deal with each other even after the case is over, especially when children are involved, and I believe it is in everyone's best interest to keep things as civil as possible during any case.  I am very amenable to mediation, counseling, and collaborative family law, which is the process in which the parties work to reach an agreement between themselves without leaving the most important decisions to the court. 

However, in certain cases, it is necessary for me to fight for what my clients want, because the other party is not amenable to agreement.  I believe it is important for children to have both of their parents in their life, if possible, and many times one parent is attempting to alienate or estrange the other parent from the children's lives.  No matter which path my client and I choose to take, I have compassion for my clients' situations because I know family law cases are a difficult time for everyone and I put my utmost effort into every case to attain the best outcome for my clients.

Criminal Defense:

Unfortunately, I believe there is a lot of abuse involved in the criminal justice system.  Law enforcement and prosecutors do not always perform the roles they were intended to perform.  The rights of criminal defendants both pre- and post-arrest are sometimes disregarded.  Oftentimes, even seemingly minor offenses can become very serious problems for individuals, affecting individuals' jobs, custody of their children, and driving privileges.  For non U.S. citizens, the consequences can be even more severe, resulting in being unable to travel out of the country, being unable to obtain citizenship, or in some cases, being removed from the U.S.

The most important way to ensure that your rights are enforced, is to hire a criminal defense attorney who can zealously advocate on your behalf and fight the criminal charges and/or help negotiate an acceptable plea offer. 



I keep my fees at a reasonable rate so that individuals who need representation are able to afford it.  I usually charge my clients a fixed rate, rather than an hourly rate, which saves clients money.  Fixed rates allow clients to contact me as often as necessary throughout the case.  In both criminal and family law cases, clients often have concerns that they want to discuss with their attorney without worrying about incurring additional fees.


Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 50%
    7 years, 35 cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 35%
    7 years, 20 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    7 years, 40 cases



Hourly ($175/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ryan Andrew Kalamaya

    Jennifer was opposing counsel on a divorce involving two children and a high-profile business. Although we did not agree on every issue, I was impressed with her candor, intelligence and ability to calmly discuss her client's position.


    Ryan Kalamaya Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • George K. Mazmanian

    Jennifer is an appreciated and respected attorney in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer.


    George Mazmanian Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The McGinn Law Office

P.O. Box 6041
Denver, CO, 80206

P.O. Box 6041
Denver, CO, 80206



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe McGinn Law Office2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyMurgallis Law Firm2008 - 2010
Law clerkThe Eichner Law Firm2008 - 2008
Student AttorneyColorado Legal Aid and Defenders Program2007 - 2008
Law clerkMcElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mi Casa Resource Center Legal NightVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember, Policy Committee2010 - Present
Boulder County Legal ServicesVolunteer Attorney for Family Law Pro Se Clinic2010 - Present
Rocky Mountain Immigration Advocacy NetworkPro Bono Attorney2010 - Present
Ya Es Hora Ciudadania! Citizenship WorkshopsVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present
El Centro de San Juan Diego Legal NightVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present
Boulder County Homeless ShelterVolunteer Attorney2009 - 2010
Colorado Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Family Law Section, Immigration SectionMember2008 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Rhode Island CollegePhilosophy and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005