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Jennifer Ilene Holt

Family Attorney at Lone Tree, CO

3.6   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Withdrawn No misconduct found

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Jennifer I. Holt was with Bayer, Carey & McGee from 1979 to 1986, then was a solo practitioner from 1986 through June, 2013.  Jennifer I. Holt is Senior Counsel at Griffiths Law PC.   Jennifer focuses on meeting her individual client's needs while helping those clients to have reasonable expectations.  Jennifer helps clients understand their options while obtaining the best possible results with respect to their particular issues or legal needs. Jennifer also makes a strong effort to be economically practical about meeting her client's needs. Jennifer practices in all the metropolitan and front range counties and has traveled throughout the state, including Aspen, Springfield, Sterling, Montrose and other more rural county seats, where she has successfully represented clients. Jennifer has represented several clients before the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court, where she has been successful in those appellate cases in which she was involved. Jennifer has also been a chair and remains a co-chair of the Colorado Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee where she volunteers her time to assist clients and attorneys in the resolution of their disputes over fees and costs.  Jennifer also provides probono services through Metro Volunteer Laywers.

 

Jennifer specializes in family law (adoptions, divorce, custody, dissolution of civil unions, and post decree issues).

 

Jennifer recently helped a client collect over 70% of a $350, balance of past due child support and maintenance from the retirement assets of the parent obligated for support and miantenance. 

Location

Jennifer Ilene Holt
Griffiths Law PC
10375 Park Meadows Dr., Ste 520
Lone Tree, CO, 80124

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Reviews

3.6 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
Posted by Donya | April 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absoltely superb, thorough, professional attorney
Jennifer represented me in a very complicated family case in which I was seeking to be designated as the 2nd legal parent of our twins against my wife's ex who had essentially abandoned the boys after their abusive relationship ended. Because of Jennifer (and my wife's attorney; we had to have separate attorneys for ethical reasons) we won the case. She worked very well with my wife's attorney and seemed to welcome the challenge our case presented. If you need an attorney who will leave no stone unturned and knows the law, Jennifer fits that bill perfectly. Thanks to her, our boys will have happy childhoods filled with love and good times. This was a pivotal moment in our family's lives that could very well have gone differently in the hands of a less capable attorney. We cannot thank her enough.
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Posted by Karen | March 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Attorney
The service and kind consideration during a difficult time was outstanding. I could not have felt more secure with an attorney that had my best interest at heart.
Posted by Nancy | January 6, 2014
If you want the best, Jennifer Holt is the lawyer to contact!
Jennifer Holt was recommended to me by my sister. Jennifer had been the attorney for my sister's HUSBAND (not my sister!) in their divorce case and my sister was so impressed that she kept Jennifer's number for 10 years in case she ever needed a lawyer. Jennifer's knowledge of the law is quite vast and she is quick to respond to phone messages. When we arrived at court for our hearing Jennifer had to use a dolly to convey the boxes of materials she had prepared. My ex-husband's lawyer showed up with a small folder. This clearly indicates the amount of work Jennifer put into my case, which came out very well in my favor. I will definitely keep Ms. Holt's number for much MORE than 10 years and I recommend her to everyone I know who needs legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
It is not fair to pay $475 price tag for the lawyer to read the court papers for an hour and half
For about an hour and half, lawyer Jennifer Holt charged me the access fee to my cases at trial court and appeal court and $450, just to read through 2 cases. Well, she didn't finish reading and had to ask me to leave because her next appointment showed up. I sit in her office for an hour and half just to see her reading skills. I didn't get a chance even to ask the question that led me to her office, let along any strategy or direction. I sent her an email to voice my concerns, she asked to schedule another appointment with her if I want to ask any questions. She does not even want to give me any idea about her evaluation on my situation.
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Response from Jennifer Holt July 31, 2018
I am very sorry this client was not happy with the advice or answers I was able to give as I always strive to be honest in my opinions and attempt to respond to prospective client questions as I understand them.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2014
Not a trustworthy attorney.
Jennifer represented me in my divorce and did an acceptable job. During that time, however, she pressured me to contribute at least $100 to a Rodeo charity she worked with, which I felt was unethical because she knew my financial situation was very tight and that I was a single mother. It made me feel very uncomfortable as she was supposed to be my advocate and I was afraid to refuse to contribute. Years after my divorce I again contacted her for help as my ex-husband was not making child support payments in a timely manner. She advised me that we should take him back to court. We did so, but when we got to court the Judge informed me that in the divorce agreement, which Jennifer had written, there was a requirement that we attempt arbitration before we take any matter to court. The Judge asked me why I hadn't tried to arbitrate and I replied that I wasn't aware that it was a requirement. The Judge also advised me that I could have had the payments deducted all along through the Child Support Registry and asked why I hadn't done that. I replied again that I was not aware that this was an option. (Jennifer had never told me I could do that.) The Judge was FURIOUS and chastised me greatly that "I" had wasted the court's time and money in taking the matter to court before I attempted arbitration or filed with CSR for payments. This was humiliating for me. When I asked Jennifer why she hadn't advised me to arbitrate or to file with CSR, when she KNEW that this was required because she herself had written the agreement, she was extremely rude and told me that I should be grateful for her services! She charged me over $2000 for this! I ended up filing myself through CSR and got my payments made regularly. If she had told me that I could have done that originally, I could have been receiving my payments and wouldn't have wasted $2000 going to court, only to be humiliated by the Judge. Jennifer sent me an additional bill for $50 after the court appearance and I replied with a letter asking why she had advised me to go to court and charged me a large fee, when she knew full well I was required to arbitrate first. I believe she did that as a pro-active action, because she knew I could file a complaint with the Bar. I did contact the Bar, but the effort I would have had to go through to file a complaint was far too complicated and time demanding for me to take on. The whole experience made me sick, because of the humiliation I felt when the Judge chastised and because I had paid over $2000 to Jennifer, at a time I was very strapped financially. The ethical thing for her to have done would have been to advise me of the requirement to file with CSR and then to arbitrate if necessary, and to have sent me a nominal bill for the time it took for her to give me that advice. I have read her profile which says that her experience has taught her "to be aware of and to comply with legal deadlines and procedures", yet she didn't do that in my case! I would not advise anyone to use her services.
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Response from Jennifer Holt June 25, 2014
I am really sorry to see this comment again and am sorry this client has not contacted me directly to express their concerns as I always try to be responsive to such client concerns and to check all the language of prior agreements or orders before pursuing any cause of action under those orders. Arbitration is a final and binding process which I do not recommend and believe this person may have been referring to mediation. However I am also concerned that this person believes the Family Support Registry referred to as the Child Support Registry would take any action to help in the collection of past due support for which an application must be made through the county department of social services Child Support Enforcement services or for which action must be taken through private counsel.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • special counsel
  • Gutterman Griffiths, PC
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Owner
  • Jennifer I. Holt, Attorney at Law
  • 1986 - 2013
  • associate
  • Bayer, Carey & McGee, PC
  • 1979 - 1986

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Marriage of Phelps and Robinson 74 P.3d 506 (Colo.App. 2003)
  • Jennifer's client denied the common law marriage successfully at trial and the opposing party appealed unsuccessfully.

Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Fee Arbitiration Committee
  • Chair
  • 2003 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • 2003
  • Citizen Recognition Award
  • Boulder County Sheriffs
  • 1998

Publications

  • The Colorado Lawyer
  • Fee Arbitration as an Alternative for Resolution of Fee Disputes
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuting Legal Education on Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • 1994
  • Continuing Legal Education Child Custody and Parenting Time in Colorado
  • Child Custody and Parenting Time
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse Jennifer
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jennifer. Her vast experience and strong knowledge make her a leading attorney in the area of family law. I respect her a great deal."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer is always available with a ready answer to any family law issue. Her vast experience and positive attitude makes her an invaluable co-worker and attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is an outstanding lawyer who knows the law really well. She is tough, tenacious and thorough."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With a long history practicing in the area of family law, Jennifer has been a source of sage guidance for me. I endorse her enthusiastically."