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Jennifer Lee Donaldson

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Jennifer L. Donaldson is a Colorado Native.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Colorado College and her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law.  Since graduation from law school in 1988, Jennifer has worked almost exclusively as a trial attorney, representing injury victims.


After working in larger firms, she formed her own Denver personal injury law firm in 1994 with the goal of providing superior personal service to her clients. Jennifer's practice focuses on representing only individuals who have been injured by the negligence of others. She actively litigates cases involving catastrophic injuries, including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle collisions, bicycle/pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, skiing accidents, slip and fall accidents, and medical malpractice.


Ms. Donaldson works to recover the serious financial and personal damages sustained by her clients as a result of a personal injury claim.  She understands that filing a successful claim against a big insurance company requires aggressive representation and attention to detail.  To that end, she prepares every case as if it were going to trial. Her effectiveness in and out of the courtroom has gained her a reputation as a professional and hard working attorney.  During her 28 years as a Denver motor vehicle accident lawyer Jennifer Donaldson has achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell, the most prestigious rating service for attorneys.


In 1998, Ms. Donaldson was awarded the Outstanding Trial Lawyer award by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Jennifer is a long time member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice, Colorado Bar Association and the Colorado Women's Bar Association.  She served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association for 20 years.  


In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons, enjoying many of the outdoor activities that Colorado offers, including hiking, biking, climbing, skiing and snowshoeing. 


Member: Denver Bar Association; Colorado Bar Association; Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1990-2010; Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer, 1998); Colorado Women's Bar Association; American Association for Justice. 


Reported Cases: Scognamillo v. Olsen, 795 P.2d 1357 (Colo. App. 1990); Martinez v. Weld County School District, RE-1, 60 P.3d 736 (Colo. App. 2002).


Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Catastrophic Injury; Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries; Motorcycle Accidents; Bicycle Accidents; Commercial Vehicle Liability; Pedestrian Injuries; Wrongful Death; Slip and Fall; Professional Negligence; Spinal Injury.


Languages spoken: English, Lithuanian

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
  4. Slip and Fall: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Mari Colleen Bush

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    Mari Bush Personal injury Attorney
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  • Dale G. Casares

    Jennifer is a very smart and thorough personal injury attorney, and a lovely person! She is caring, respectful, and truly listens to clients to understand what is important to them. I highly recommend Jennifer!


    Dale Casares Insurance Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson

2300 15th Street, #200
Denver, CO, 80202


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rated AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2016
Young Trial Lawyer of the YearColorado Trial Lawyers Association1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/LawyerLaw Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson1994 - Present
AssociateHarding & Ogborn1991 - 1994
AssociateRadetsky & Shapiro1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Women's Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1988 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1988 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1990 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Scognamillo v. Olsen, 795 P.2d 1357 (Colo. App. 1990)prevailed on appeal
Martinez v. Weld County School District, RE-1, 60 P.3d 736 (Colo. App. 2002).Prevailed - Immunity waived
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Publication nameTitleDate
E-Zine ArticlesDenver's Hit and Run Epidemic2015
E-Zine ArticlesSki Area Liability in Colorado2014
E-Zine ArticlesColorado 18 Wheeler Accidents2014
E-Zine ArticlesPremises Liability Injuries Caused by Winter Weather in Colorado2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Colorado CollegeSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationOpening Statements1993