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Donald James Kaufman

Donald James Kaufman

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Employee Benefits

About Me

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Workers Compensation: 95%
    20 years, 20 thousand cases
  2. Employee Benefits: 5%
    20 years, 500 cases



Contingent (1-20%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Glen B Goldman

    Mr. Kaufman is one of those rare lawyers who gets things done for his clients. He is able to cut to the chase and focus on either winning his case or negotiating a great settlement for his client. In addition, Mr. Kaufman's a true professional and easy to work with. His style of lawyering greatly benefits his clients by allowing the case to get resolved instead of getting stuck in meaningless legal disputes.


    Glen Goldman Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jeffrey Larkin Wertz

    I endorse this lawyer. I have been referring workers comp matters to Don for 15 years and never ever have I regretted it or heard anything but great feedback. He is an excellent lawyer and I'm proud to call him my friend.


    Jeffrey Wertz Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Donald J. Kaufman, Attorney at Law

Penrose Plaza
2520 South Grand Avenue, Suite 110
Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601-4195



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Humanatarian Service of the YearGarfield County, Colorado2011
Locals Choice Attorney of Year - GOLDGlenwood Post Independent2009
Attorney of the YearGlenwood Post Independent2008
Locals Choice Attorney of the Year - GOLDGlenwood Post Independent2007
NomineeGarfield County Colorado2003
Locals Choice - Best Honest AttorneyGlenwood Post2001
Pro-Bono Attorney of the YearGarfield Legal Services1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorColorado Mountain College2012 - Present
AttorneyDonald J. Kaufman, Attorney at Law2008 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Defiance StringbandMember2008 - Present
Last Minute String BandMember2006 - 2012
FindLaw Advisory BoardMember2002 - 2003
Club Rotario de Roaring ForkMember2000 - Present
Workers' Compensation Section Department of Administrative Hearings Workers' Compensation Focus GroupMember1998 - 2000
Valley View Hospital AssociationMember1998 - 2004
Garfield County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, IncMember1998 - 2004
Ninth Judicial District Bar Association Colorado Bar Associationmember1994 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionPresident1994 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Inter-American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
MARIO FACUNDO BORREGO BRIONES, et al Plaintiffs, v. JOHN HERZER, LENO ASEUDO.1:08-cv-00461 04/06/2009 Victory

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Colorado - BoulderHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Glenwood Springs High SchoolCollege PrepHigh School Diploma1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Ninth Judicial District Bar AssociationAdvice to Attorneys; How to: Advise Employer Clients of Workers' Compensation2002
Ninth Judicial District and WCEA "Advanced Workers' Compensation SeminarMedical Privacy Issues in Litigation2001
Advanced Workers' Compensation SeminarTopic presented: Medical Privacy Issues in Litigation2001
Colorado Fire and Burglary AssociationColorado Fire and Burglary Association. Seminar on Workers' Compensation and Safety the Security Workplace2000
County Sheriff's Association of Colorado.Workers' Compensation and safety the Law Enforcement Workplace1999