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Jeri Beth Katz

Jeri Beth Katz

also known as J.B. Katz

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense

About Me

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I was born to fight for the underdog. My dad, Stanley, was a lawyer in Laurel, Maryland when it was still a small town and most everyone knew each other. During law school, I clerked for a prominent criminal defense lawyer in suburban Maryland who dedicated his life to defending the accused against the power of the state. Both are now gone, but I strive to honor their values and principles in my criminal defense practice today.


I graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Economics and received my law degree from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. After law school, I worked for both a mid-size and small firm in Washington, D.C. defending South American companies accused of unfair trade practices by the United States government. After several years, I moved to Colorado to pursue a private practice focused on representing individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in the Colorado mountains area. I practice only criminal defense. 


Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    24 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    24 years, 500 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 25%
    24 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Kristopher L Hammond

    I frequently refer clients to Ms. Katz. The clients are very pleased with the level of service she provides.


    Kristopher Hammond Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Hunter Cessna

    Whenever someone needs an attorney west of Denver, I always know that if I give them JB's name they will be taken care of by an absolute professional. JB is sharp, aggressive and knows how to find a defense for her clients if one is out there to be found. She is also held in very high regard by the courts and the DA's office which gives her the edge over many other lawyers. However, what I have always admired most about JB is how she always treats her clients with the utmost respect and empathy. She is truly a caring and compassionate lawyer who gets to know her clients and fights hard for them every single day. If I ever needed a lawyer to represent me, I would go directly to JB and know I would be in great hands.


    Christopher Cessna DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of J.B. Katz, P.C.

P.O. Box 5200 (mailing)
101 N. Main Street, Suite 5 (FedEx, UPS)
Breckenridge, CO, 80424

Po Box 5200
101 N Main St Ste 5
Breckenridge, CO, 80424




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Gold Pro BonoNorthwest Colorado Legal Services Project2010
Gold Pro BonoNorthwest Colorado Legal Services Project2009
Community Appreciation - Breckenridge Town CouncilTown of Breckenridge2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of J.B. Katz, P.C.1998 - Present
PartnerDaniel & Katz, P.C.1994 - 1998
AssociateLaw Offices of Royal Daniel III1991 - 1994
AssociateBishop, Cook, Purcell & Reynolds1989 - 1991
Law ClerkAlan J. Goldstein, P.C.1988 - 1988

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National DUI Defense CollegeN/A2009 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)National Legal Committee2000 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense BarN/A1998 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1995 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. R.Not guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
Catholic University Law Reviewhe Trust Doctrine: A Source of Protection for Native American Sacred Sites, 38 CATH. UL REV. 705 (1989)1989

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Criminal Defense CollegeN/AN/A2007
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJ.B.1990
University of MarylandEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual DUI ConferenceWelcoming Remarks2013