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Jennifer Lee Donaldson

Personal injury Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Donaldson Law, LLC

  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    Injuries arising out of automobile collisions and auto vs bicycle or pedestrian cases. We also handle uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist claims, including bad faith.

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    All types of personal injury claims: ski collisions, automobile crashes, commercial vehicle crashes, motorcycle & bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites & premises liability claims. We also take nursing home negligence cases.

  3. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    All motorcycle accidents.

  4. Slip and fall accident
    10%
    All types of premises liability claims, including slip and falls and trip and falls.

  5. Trucking accident
    10%
    Automobile collisions caused by any type of commercial vehicle.

  6. Wrongful death
    10%
    Wrongful death arising out of any type of personal injury, including automobile collisions, motorcycle crashes, automobile vs. bicycle or pedestrian crashes, ski crashes, premises liability and nursing home neglect.

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, and slip and fall accidents.

 

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 29 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; Ski Collisions; Mountain Bike Collisions; Recreational Accidents; Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Crashes; Uber and Lyft Accidents; Commercial Vehicle Liability; Pedestrian Injuries; Child Injuries; Wrongful Death; Slip and Fall; Premises Liability; Nursing Home Negligence; Spinal Injury.

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Location

Donaldson Law, LLC
3200 Cherry Creek S. Dr., Suite 520
Denver, CO, 80209

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
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Highly Recommended
Jennifer and her team were fantastic. They helped me understand and guided me through everything after getting into an accident. She fought for me, and gave me the best support for my family and I. Honestly, i dont think i could have made it through without her and her team. Their knowledge of the convoluted insurance industry was beyond helpful, arguably the key factor in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2017
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Jennifer and her team provided outstanding legal representation for me after a life-altering mountain biking accident. Jennifer kept in constant contact, always providing updates, reviewing possible scenarios, and clearly explaining every legal and strategical move she and her team made along the way. Jennifer was able to settle my case out-of-court, getting me and my husband the much-needed resources to put the accident behind us and move forward with life. Jennifer and her team were always honest (even when we didn't like what they had to say) and made sure that we understood all possible outcomes, allowing us to make fully-informed decisions. Suffering serious jnjuries due to someone else's negligence is overwhelming, and the right legal representation is crucial to the success of your case. With Jennifer's team we felt like we were in very trustworthy hands, from the first phone conversation through the final outcome, and every step in between. Jennifer is a compassionate, smart, sensible attorney who offers unwavering support of her clients.
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Posted by Zander | October 5, 2016
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Best Possible Experience
I was hit by a car while I was legally crossing the crosswalk. I had to deal with surgeries, occupational therapy, not being able to work and losing use of my hand for a period of time. I knew that I wouldn't be able to deal with the insurance companies on my own. I did some research and found Jennifer and Melanie. They were amazing start to finish. They worked hard to get me a very generous settlement. They even managed to get my personal insurance to waive my bill for ten of thousands of dollars. They have both been great to work with. They communicated with me throughout the process keeping me updated. I would definitely recommend using them if you ever need help with a personal injury case.
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Posted by Terri Mendoza | June 9, 2016
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Excellent Client Care
I highly recommend Jennifer Donaldson if you are need of a personal injury attorney. She is professional, honest, trustworthy and was always fully prepared to represent me and my case. Jennifer put me at ease through the entire process of my case. She kept me informed of all decisions that were being made and she walked me through every scenario that I might encounter during the deposition and trial if it had gone that far. Her office staff is professional and they got to know me on a first name basis. They made meeting times to accommodate my schedule. I gave them the information that was needed and she and her staff did all of the footwork. She encouraged me during the process so that I did not become overwhelmed or intimidated by the process. Jennifer treated me as if I was a family member of her own. I highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by Susan | May 6, 2016
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Great Job Jennifer and Team
Jennifer Donaldson and her team were absolutely wonderful to me. On August 13, 2014 my husband was hit by a Careless Driver while riding his motorcycle in Colorado Springs. He spent seven days in ICU and passed away on August 20, 2014. My brother was here from Alaska and he called Jennifer (a friend recommended her) and she came down from Denver to meet with us. I felt a bond right away with Jennifer, she is very compassionate. I hired her right away. All through the whole process Jennifer and her team fought for me, I was blessed to have them on myside. It was very difficult to go through this and Jennifer made it go very smooth. Jennifer Donaldson and her team are amazing. Jennifer is very reasonable and very fair, you will not be disappointed if you hire her and her team.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2016
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Great from start to finish.
Jennifer Donaldson handled my case with professionalism and confidence. She asked the easy, personal questions as well as the difficult, personal questions. We were prepared well for all phases of the case. She had our best interests at heart, dealt with difficult issues straight on and also was quite caring and genuine. When needed, she brought in others to assist, she was always willing to listen, keep us on task or even change the direction of something if that was called for. She was terrific, across the board with her knowledge, attitude and professional style.
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Posted by Heather | March 5, 2016
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Exceptionally pleased
Jennifer and her team did an amazing job helping me and my husband with our cases. I was rear ended twice within 13 months, and Jennifer and her team took care of everything. They were very prompt in their replies to my questions, and they explained each step and the numerous outcomes, along with what Jennifer expected the outcome to be, very explicitly yet concisely. I received constant updates as we went through the entire process, so I knew exactly what was going on without being harassed by the insurance companies. I received numerous calls and emails throughout the process to check on me personally to ask how I was doing and the progress I'd made with treatment. Jennifer's pricing is fair, and there were no hidden or added fees at the end of the process. Each month I received detailed invoices, and I was given the option to postpone payment until a settlement had been reached, which was extremely helpful given I was out of work for a period of time after the first accident. I cannot recommend Jennifer Donaldson and her team any more highly.
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Posted by Jackie | March 2, 2016
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An Attorney Who Puts YOU First
My husband was rear-ended and his head broke through the back window. We thought we should give him time to see how he improves and spoke with the attorney of the man who hit him. They dragged things on forever. That’s when we decided we needed an attorney and not a minute to soon. My husband and I did not fully understanding the statue of limitations. We called a few attorneys thinking we had enough time, not knowing that what we thought was enough time from our perspective, in the land of the law we were cutting it very close. The other attorneys we called passed saying that they just didn’t have the time to handle our case; we didn’t even get a chance to speak with anyone but the receptionist. Then I called Jennifer Donaldson and spoke to Melanie who is part of Jennifer’s incredible team and she scheduled a time for us to meet Jennifer. From the introduction, and the facts as we knew them Jennifer was very professional and quite personable, we felt very comfortable. Her communication skills are amazing. She explained things in such a way that we had a grasp of the process that we were about to embark on. Sure Jennifer had lots of on going cases, but she listened to us and decided that our case was worth pursuing. Through out the whole process we were kept in the loop. Jennifer has so much to offer and when it comes to negotiating and fighting for what we deserve she’s tenacious and worked relentlessly for us. I can’t say enough about what a great attorney Jennifer is. We could not be more pleased with Jennifer and her team and we were extremely happy with the end result. If you want an attorney who places your needs first, there’s no one better then Jennifer Donaldson!
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Posted by Bruce | August 20, 2011
Thank you!
Jennifer was excellent. She handled my case long distance as I was injured out of state. She was in constant communication during my recovery. She exhibited her knowledge during negotiations, and genuinely seemed to care about us, and our circumstances. She helped make a very painful experience much easier. Thank you.
Posted by Floyd | May 20, 2011
Peace of Mind
My wife and I were in an auto accident. Jennifer didn't just handle our case in an exemplary manner, but kept us informed at all stages. She did an excellent and fair job for us. We were very pleased with the process once Ms. Donaldson took our case.
Posted by Sandi | May 19, 2011
So thankful for Jennifer
My husband and I were in a terrible motorcycle accident, hit by a car. I called from the hospital to leave a message on a Saturday, expecting a return call on Monday, and received a call back from Jennifer within an hour. What a pleasant surprise. Jennifer really looked out for us, even drove down to the Springs to talk with us. She had our best interests in mind every step of the way, and really took the time to treat us like people, not just another case. Jennifer was a godsend and we are so grateful she helped us out as she did. We would recommend her without hesitation.
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Posted by Greg | May 17, 2011
My Highest Praise
Ms. Donaldson was and is a true professional of the highest caliber. Her knowlege is surpassed only by her desire to be the very best in her field. I would without hesitation recommend her to anyone in any circumstance. For her skill, dedication, compassion, enthusiasm and professionalism, she earns my deepest respect and highest praise.
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Posted by Cemira | May 17, 2011
Review for Jennifer Donaldson
Jennifer Donaldson was a very knowledgeable lawyer regarding my case. She went out of her way for details and often did the foot work herself. Any time I had questions, she responded immediately. Her professionalism was outstanding and though it was not an easy case to prove, her confidence for winning remained at its highest at all times.
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Posted by Patricia | May 17, 2011
Compentent
Jennifer was very helpful throughout my case. She worked hard to get it settled. If I ever need an attorney I would most definately give her a call.
Posted by Lance | May 17, 2011
If you want a professional, compassionate attorney . . .
My wife was involved in a very serious accident as a result of another negligent driver. We were referred to Ms. Donaldson by another trusted attorney. From our first meeting with her, it was apparent that Jennifer's primary concern was for the well being of my wife and our family. We felt no pressure to select her. She was very up front about our situation and what she thought she could do. She began putting our case together from the very beginning with the assumption that we were going to have to go to court to assure that we were made whole. We had weekly--and sometimes daily--contact with her and her Melanie, her paralegal. After 15 months, Jennifer negotiated a settlement with the insurance companies involved. Hew preparation was so thorough that it was clear to them that they could not win if we wnt to trial. And throughout the process, Jennifer always asked about how therapy was going and how we were doing as a family. I would wholeheartedly endorse Mx. Donaldson if you want an excellent, thorough, compassionate lawyer who will get for you every penny that you deserve. She is, in a word, . . .awesome.
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Posted by Leigh | May 17, 2011
Bicycle Personal Injury Case
I was involved in a bicycle versus auto accident in 2006 which resulted in major bodily damage. Jennifer Donaldson handled my case in a very professional manner with an outstanding result. Her masterful work avoided the case going to trial and I was awarded the maximum amount. She and her staff covered all the bases and was in constant communication with me at all times. Overall, Ms. Donaldson was outstanding throughout the entire ordeal and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of similar legal representation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 80%-90%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Lawyer
  • Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson
  • 1994 - Present
  • Associate
  • Harding & Ogborn
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Radetsky & Shapiro
  • 1988 - 1991

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Colorado College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Martinez v. Weld County School District, RE-1, 60 P.3d 736 (Colo. App. 2002).
  • Prevailed - Immunity waived
  • Scognamillo v. Olsen, 795 P.2d 1357 (Colo. App. 1990)
  • prevailed on appeal

Associations

  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 1988 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1990 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© - Personal Injury
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2021
  • Rated AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Young Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Opening Statements
  • 1993

Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
Endorse Jennifer
Car accident Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jennifer. She is one of the best lawyers with whom I have ever worked. She is diligent, professional, and obtains great results for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, to say the least. Jennifer has an incredible impact on the lives of her clients. On a daily basis, I am astounded at the way Jennifer approaches each client's circumstances with dilligence, ethics and unwavering committment. I've seen her approach translate directly into incredible outcomes for her clients. Jennifer has also had an incredible impact on my life and career. As a young attorney just at the beginning of my career as a PI attorney, I cannot convey in words how fortunate I am that I can look to Jennifer as a mentor and role model."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jennifer Donaldson for over 15 years. She is a highly competent attorney who understands all of the intricate legal issues in the area of personal injury. She has a reputation for obtaining impressive results for her clients, and she does so in a caring and compassionate way."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is one of the most qualified and respected attorneys I know. She will zealously represent her clients and not back away from a challenge. Not only does she have the respect of her peers but the insurance companies respect her abilities and know that she knows her stuff."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have witnessed the excellent results Ms. Donaldson obtains for her clients on a regular basis. She obtains these results because she is an excellent attorney who works hard for her clients. As proof of the high esteem in which I hold Ms. Donaldson, when I am involved in cases which require a co-consel, she is the first attorney I turn to. When you retain Jennifer Donaldson, you have retained a lawyer who will work hard to get you the best result possible. If she cannot obtain a satisfactory settlement, she is willing and able to take a case to trial."
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Denver Personal injury Lawyer Jennifer Lee Donaldson
Jennifer Lee Donaldson
Personal injury Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 35 years