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Jennifer L Keel

Jennifer L Keel

also known as Jennifer L. Thompson, Jennifer L. Diebold

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury

About Me

 



I am a medical malpractice lawyer in Denver, Colorado who works exclusively with people who have been seriously injured as the result of a medical error.

My unique and varied medical background gives my clients an important and uncommon advantage. Although my undergraduate degree is in Criminal Justice, I spent three years studying biology and chemistry, changing majors in my senior year. I also completed the rigorous didactic and clinical education program for New York State's highest level of prehospital care providers, becoming a paramedic in 1995. I worked as a Paramedic for six years in the City of Rochester, New York, where I diagnosed and treated thousands of patients in need of emergent medical and surgical intervention in the prehospital setting. This included everything from heart attacks, strokes, diabetic emergencies, delivering babies, pediatric emergencies, major trauma, electrocutions and critical care transports to routine non-emergency evaluations and care.

I also spent two years as a Tissue Procurement Specialist and Procurement Team Leader for the Rochester Eye and Human Parts Bank, where I performed sterile, surgical tissue procurement procedures on tissue donors to recover transplantable joints and tissues for recipients across the country. During my undergraduate years, I worked in the operating room as an anesthesia technician and scrub-assist technician, and worked with Alzheimer's patients in a secured nursing facility. Finally, I also have experience in various areas of veterinary medicine and surgery with large and small animals. All of these experiences contribute to my understanding of broad medical and physiological concepts.

My specialized medical training and experience positions my clients at a strategic advantage in medical negligence litigation, which is the only kind of work that I do. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury that you believe might be the result of a medical error, call me to discuss your situation.



Specialties


The exclusive focus of my practice is complex medical malpractice claims for catastrophically injured plaintiffs. I am licensed to practice in Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, California, and the District of Columbia.




 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Birth Injury: 40%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 40%
    10 years, 350 cases
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
    10 years, 150 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour), Contingent (35-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Keel is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse her legal services.

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Contact Info

Bogue, Paoli & Thomas, LLC

1401 17th Street
Suite 320
Denver, CO, 80220

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive200604/03/2015
DCActive 200607/19/2014
CAActive200602/26/2015
MDActive200402/15/2013
MNInactive200504/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyer5280 Magazine2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
President's Honors ListAmerican Military University2013
President's Honors ListAmerican Military University2012
Academic Achievement AwardGolden Key International Honor Society2012
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Academic Achievement AwardInvited Membership--Delta Episilon Tau International Honor Society2012
Academic Achievement AwardInvited Membership--Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society2012
President's Honors ListAmerican Military University2012
President's Honors ListAmerican Military University2011
Academic Achievement AwardGolden Key International Honor Society2011
President's Honors ListAmerican Military University2011
Academic Achievement AwardInvited Membership--Delta Episilon Tau International Honor Society2011
Academic Achievement AwardInvited Membership--Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society2011
Promotion to Law Firm ShareholderBurg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC2011
President's Honors ListAmerican Military University2010
Academic Achievement AwardGolden Key International Honor Society2010
Honors Research GrantRochester Institute of Technology Research Fund Committee2001
Commendation for Paramedic care to injured officerRochester Police Department1998
Commendation for Paramedic Care to critically injured patientRochester General Hospital Surgical Director1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselBogue Paoli & Thomas, LLC2015 - Present
ShareholderBurg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, PC2011 - 2015
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law2011 - Present
Senior AssociateBurg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.2009 - 2011
Associate AttorneyBurg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, PC2006 - 2009
Associate AttorneyLopez Hodes Restaino Milman & Skikos2005 - 2006
Associate AttorneyJanet Jenner & Suggs2004 - 2005
Paramedic, Disaster Response Team MemberRural Metro Medical Services2000 - 2001
Tissue Procurement Specialist & Team LeaderRochester Eye & Human Parts Bank1999 - 2002
ParamedicRural Metro Medical Services1995 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationNMMTLA Executive Committee2011 - Present
Federation of American ScientistsMember2011 - Present
Delta Episilon Tau International Honor SocietyMember2011 - Present
Pi Gamma Mu International Honor SocietyMember2011 - Present
Golden Key International Honor SocietyMember2010 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationAtorney Member2006 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
District of Columbia BarAttorney Member2006 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Litigation SectionAttorney Member2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2005 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2005 - 2010
Maryland Association for JusticeAttorney Member2004 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2004 - Present
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kernicterus-caused Cerebral Palsy (2 cases)$9,000,000.00 total settlement for both cases
Wrongful Death caused by adenosine administration$875,000.00 Settlement
Surgical Error in removing cancer$235,000.00 Settlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Trial LawyerFinding Evidence in Medical Metadata for Malpractice Cases2014
Denver University Law Review, Online SupplementColorado's Law on Ex Parte Communication between Medical Malpractice Defendants and Plaintiff's Treating Physicians2011
Colorado Trial Lawyer Association publication (CTLA)Neonatal Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia, and Kernicterus for the Medical Negligence Litigator2010
Harris Martin PublicationsAn Insider's View of Human Tissue Litigation2006
Law Rules Publishing CompanyEZ Review for Property (Book Chapters)2002
MCC Paramedic Program Study GuideTime is Muscle: The Bonadonna Interval1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American Military UniversityIntelligence StudiesMaster of Arts2014
American Military UniversityNational Security StudiesMaster's Certificate2013
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJuris Doctor2004
Rochester Institute of TechnologyBiology, Chemistry, Criminal JusticeBachelor of Science2001
U.S. Army Medical CommandMedical Response to Chemical Warfare & TerrorismCertificate1999
National Fire AcademyEmergency Response to TerrorismCertificate1998
Monroe-Livingston Regional Emergency Medical ServicesEmergency Airway ManagementCertificate1997
Monroe-Livingston Emergency Medical SystemPediatric IntubationCertificate1996
MCC Public Safety Training CenterPrehospital Emergency Medical ServicesParamedic Certification1995
MCC Public Safety Training CenterPublic Safety Incident ManagementCertificate1994
MCC Public Safety Training CenterEmergency Medical Technician--Basic LevelCertificate1994
MCC Public Safety Training CenterHazardous MaterialsCertificate1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Sturm College of LawMedical Malpractice Law & Litigation Law School Course2014
Sturm College of LawMedical Malpractice Law & Litigation Law School Course2013
Sturm College of LawMedical Malpractice Law & Litigation Law School Course2012
Sturm College of LawMedical Malpractice Law & Litigation Law School Course2011
Fighters for Justice Radio ShowSSRI Medications and Birth Defects2011
Fighters for Justice Radio ShowMedical Malpractice2011
Fighters for Justice Radio ShowMedical Malpractice2010
Colorado & CompanyChoosing a Lawyer to Handle Your Brain Injury Case2010
Handling Medical Malpractice Cases: From Soup to NutsMedical Malpractice2008
Association of Trial Lawyers of America 2007 Winter ConventionBattling Big Pharma: Body Parts Litigation Update2007
Pharmaceutical & Human Tissue Litigation ConferenceHuman Tissue Litigation2006
Association of Trial Lawyers of America 2006 Winter ConventionProtecting the Public: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation2006