Specializing in Family Law, Child and Family Investigator cases, Estate planning, and mediation.
Ms. McDonald focuses her practice on family law issues involving divorce, custody, and post-decree issues. She represents clients across the state of Colorado, including but not limited to Denver, Arapahoe County, Adams County, and Douglas County.
Ms. McDonald handles cases involving high conflict divorce, dissolution of marriage, child custody, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, parental relocation, division of marital assets, grandparent rights, paternity, and civil protection orders, from beginning to end.
In 2006, Ms. McDonald graduated with two undergraduate degrees in English and Broadcast Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. McDonald went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011. During her time as a law student, Ms. McDonald served as a guardian ad litem, representing children in court cases involving dependency and neglect. Ms. McDonald is trained in mediation, and uses her skills to settle many of her cases.
Ms. McDonald is passionate about helping families through the sensitive and difficult divorce process. She understands that every divorce is unique. Ms. McDonald works with her clients to craft arguments and settlements; and, she works hard to help clients find resolution and closure.
Ms. McDonald is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Arapahoe County Bar Association, and the Colorado Bar Association Family Law section. She is licensed in the State of Colorado and the District Court of Colorado.
Ms. McDonald is a native of Colorado. In her free time Ms. McDonald enjoys spending time enjoying the Colorado mountains with her husband and three children.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Divorce Lawyers in Centennial||Expertise.com||2022|
|Colorado Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Fall 2011 Judicial Fellowship||University of Colorado||2011|
|Attorney/Owner||The Law Firm of Jennifer S. McDonald, LLC||2018 - Present|
|Associate||Jones Law Firm||2012 - 2012|
|Associate||The Law Firm Of Dennis A. Lacerte||2012 - 2018|
|Colorado Law Fellow||Colorado Legal Services||2011 - 2012|
|Colorado Law Fellow- Attorney||Colorado Legal Services, Legal Services Corp.||2011 - 2012|
|Student Attorney||University of Colorado - Juvenile Law Clinic||2010 - 2011|
|Legal Intern||1st Judicial District Courts||2010 - 2011|
|Legal Intern||University of Colorado Office of University Counsel||2010 - 2010|
|Legal Intern||Colorado Legal Services||2010 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Women's Bar Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|Colorado Women's Bar Association, Programs Committee||Member||2018 - Present|
|Women Owned Law Firms||Member||2018 - Present|
|Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee||Member||2018 - Present|
|Arapahoe County Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Denver Bar Association, Metro Volunteer Lawyers||Volunteer Family Court Program||2011 - Present|
|Colorado Women's Bar Association- Team Legally Pink for Race for the Cure||Volunteer||2018 - 2018|
|Thompson G. Marsh American Inn of Court||Member||2011 - 2013|
|The Law Firm of Jennifer S. McDonald, LLC Blog||What is a Child and Family Investigator||2018|
|The Law Firm of Jennifer S. McDonald, LLC Blog||Simple timeline of the divorce process in Colorado||2018|
|The Law Firm of Jennifer S. McDonald, LLC Blog||What is a prenuptial agreement?||2018|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Factors Courts Consider in Deciding Parenting Time in Colorado||2014|
|Children's Legal Rights Journal||Sexting and Excessive Text Messaging: Symptoms of Teen Dating Violence?||2010|
|Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals||Intro to Collaborative Practice Training||2019|
|Colorado Judicial Branch Child and Family Investigator Training||Certificate of Completion||2017|
|Mares-Dixon and Assoc. and University of Colorado Student Mediation Services||40-Hour Mediation Training||2011|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Juris Doctorate||2011|
|University of Colorado Boulder||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|
|Universtiy of Colorado At Boulder||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Loveland High School||N/A|
|Colorado Divorce Law 101 (2021 Edition)||Dissolution of Marriage Pleadings||2021|
|WEPC Monthly Meeting||Dissolution of Marriage: Division of Marital Property and Maintenance Considerations||2019|
|Employee Benefits Parent's Group||Estate Planning: More than Just Wills and Trusts||2019|
|2011 Area 3 Annual Meeting, Zonta International||Teen Relationship Violence Panelist||2011|
|Pro Bono CFI Appointment|
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