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Jennifer Kathleen O'Connell

Car accident Attorney at Denver, CO

4.1   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 6 years
    Tennessee - TN 15 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Suspended No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    34%
    Car accidents happen every day, and injured parties deserve compensation. Ms O'Connell and her team strive to get that compensation for their clients for what they endure as a result of negligence behind the wheel.

    15 years

  2. Personal injury
    33%
    Ms. O'Connell handles a plethora of personal injury cases, including but not limited to dram shop, drunk driving accidents, automobile accidents, commercial trucking litigation, premises liability, etc.

    15 years

  3. Trucking accident
    33%
    Commercial vehicles, such as tractor trailers, cause thousands of unnecessary and dangerous collisions each year. The results can be devastating. Ms. O'Connell and her team help clients pick up the pieces after their lives have been affected by these types of accidents.

    15 years

Colorado attorney Jennifer K. O’Connell has been working with the Queener Law team in personal injury cases for years as co-counsel in auto-accident and tractor trailer collision cases. After moving to the Denver area, Jennifer officially joined forces with Queener Law to bring the hometown feel of the a small, family-style firm with national experience to the mountains.

Jennifer hails from the Great Smoky Mountains of Knoxville, Tennessee. After attending Appalachian School of Law and University of Tennessee College of Law, Jennifer practiced personal injury for nearly a decade across the state of Tennessee. In her practice, Jennifer handled cases involving premises liability, auto accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, and tractor trailer collisions. Jennifer also developed a department focusing in mass torts and pharmaceutical class action cases. Since moving to Colorado, Jennifer has continued to build on her experience and expertise in these areas.

Jennifer is licensed to practice in Colorado and Tennessee, including multiple federal courts. She has practiced in over a fifteen counties in Colorado and Tennessee, and has argued in front of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. While in Tennessee, she commonly took more cases to trial than any other attorney in her field and won record-breaking verdicts, and she intends to hold the same honors here in Colorado in order to ensure that her clients receive their full and fair recoveries. She has also collected over a million dollars in settlements and verdict annually since beginning her practice. Jennifer has also provided research and brief contributions for a 7 to 2 Decision case before the United States Supreme Court.

Jennifer has been published on LexisNexis and has litigated against pharmaceutical corporations, major trucking companies, and insurance carriers like Progressive, GEICO, State Farm, Farmers, American Family, Nationwide, Liberty Mutual, USAA, Hartford, Cincinnati Insurance, Allstate, Esurance, Permanent General, SafeCo, Zurich, and many more. She has also negotiated with health insurance companies like Medicare, Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, Kiser, United Healthcare, and BlueCross BlueShield to keep money out of the pockets of the insurance companies and in the pockets of her clients.

Jennifer is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. And when she is not serving clients directly in court or through her active membership in these organizations, Jennifer checks off countries on her travel list, hikes, skis, and snowshoes in the Back Country, and cycles around Denver.

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Location

Jennifer K. O'Connell
3200 Cherry Creek S Drive
Suite 520
Denver, CO, 80209

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Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
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Posted by Kelsea | December 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
AMAZING
The ladies who run this business are top notch! They are trustworthy, reliable, compassionate and always have their clients best interest in mind. They work tirelessly for their clients. If you need legal help then you’ve found the right place.
Posted by Henry | February 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Great Lawyer
I have been co-counsel with Jennifer and I have referred clients to Jennifer and so I have had a firsthand opportunity watch her approach to cases and see how innovative and capable an attorney she is at maximizing the recovery her clients obtain. If anyone has the opportunity to hire Jennifer, they should do so. She is a great lawyer.
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Posted by Barbara | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Representative
Jennifer was very accessible to myself and my husband. When we emailed her, she responded the same day. She and her assistant worked very hard on our cases. When the insurance company made an offer, Jennifer called us personally to discuss the offer. She told us if we allowed her to negotiate further, she could get us what was reasonable for our pain and suffering. She went above and beyond and helped our family be compensated far more than we ever expected. We are beyond pleased with her services and would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Ashley | May 22, 2015
Slip and Fall Success
I hired Ms. O'Connell to represent me in a slip and fall case. I had never been involved in a personal injury before and I had no idea what to expect. Jennifer and her assistant did a great job answering all the questions I had and they took care of everything! They made a stressful time for me much easier. Thanks OEB!
Posted by Chuck | May 20, 2015
Great experience!
Ms. O'Connell (and her wonderful assistant) helped me on a case involving a defective hip implant. These cases are by no means easy, and they kept me informed along the multi-step process. I researched my case a lot on my own and every question I had, they provided an answer to and explained some of the difficulties surrounding my case. I know I was not an easy client, but they always treated me kindly.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
Good Lawyer Got Great Results
I was in a wreck and it was not my fault. But the person who hit me tried to blame me. Jennifer fought to prove what the truth was. She is busy but she always listened to me and if she ciuldn't get to the phone, she would email me to help me. It was good to have someone prove what happened and get me what I deserved to put it all behind me.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
great job
i had a complicated case and she worked very hard for me. she and her assistant spent over a year working on my case and i was very happy with the settlement they got for me.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
Love this Firm
I had a great experience with this firm and ms. oconnell. she and her assistant always got back to me within a day or so. they fought hard to get me more than i expected. they explained everything to me. they made sure i understood the process. i highly recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2015
Very Satisfied
Ms. O'Connell and her assistant treated my family with a great deal of respect. She spent a long time with us at our initial visit to her office, and went over all the details of what we could expect. Throughout our case, she and her assistant were available to us for questions and kept us updated. When settlement offers were made, she called and explained it to us. She even got us more money that she initially predicted. We highly recommend this firm and this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2013
Helped on DUI Charge
Jennifer helped me on a DUI charge, first offense. She fought hard and was able to get a lesser charge which saved the harsh penalties of a DUI. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2015
POOR COMMUNICATION
We hired ms o'Connell to handle a personal injury claim. I had to call many times (more than 5) times before I would get a call back. She missed a deadline that cost us dearly. Therefore I cannot recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2015
not 24 hour on call as advertised
We hired jennifer for an automobile accident. She was very hard to reach and we had so many questions unanswered. I CANNOT recommend jennifer because you cannot get answers due to her unavailability. We felt she just didn't the time to assist so we had to hire another attorney
Response from Jennifer O'Connell May 19, 2015
I am very sorry to hear you were dissatisfied. Please feel free to contact me at my email address at your earliest convenience so that we can address your concerns.
Posted by sharon | March 25, 2015
DISSATISFIED
I recently hired jennifer to handle an auto accident. My ekderly aunt was a passenger in the automobile. She sustained major injuries and was in the hospital over 3 weeks. Jennifer did nit seem to have the experience nor ability to handle the case. Jennifer made my aunt feel uncomfortable for hiring an attorney and awkward for bothering jennifer with this issue. I CANNOT recommend jennifer or her firm.
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Response from Jennifer O'Connell April 10, 2015
I am sorry that you feel this way. However, you and I never met and thus I was never hired to represent your aunt. I have never spoken with your aunt. I would, however, be happy to meet with her and discuss her case, as well as assist her in any way she needs. She can feel free to contact our office at any time.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 10%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Queener Law, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Bachus & Schanker, LLC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Senior Associate
  • Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod, & Baril, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Sexton & Wykoff
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Davis, Davis, Davis, & Davis
  • 2003 - 2005
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Education

  • Appalachian School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2009
  • University of Tennessee
  • Transfer - Law Student
  • 2009
  • East Tennessee State University Honors College
  • Honors Bachelor's of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Poole vs. Gilbert and Dealers Warehouse
  • Compensatory Verdict of $431, 500 and Punitive Damages of $250,000
  • Clanton v. Jones
  • Verdict for the Plaintiff
  • Collins v. Witt
  • Verdict for the Plaintiff
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Associations

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • CTLA Women's Trial Lawyer Network
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2009
  • Book Award - Property Law
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2008
  • Book Award - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2008

Publications

  • LexisNexis Expert Commentary, June 2008
  • Business Continuity and Succession Planning: The Special Appeal of Limited Liability Companies
  • 2008
  • The East Tennessee Defender
  • U.S.A. v. Blair
  • 2008
  • Roll Call, Volume 7, Issue 3, October 2007
  • Can We Talk?: Child Witnesses and Miranda
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Blockbuster 2020
  • Small Firm Panel
  • 2020
  • CTLA Annual Convention
  • The Business of Small Firms
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Jennifer
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Both Jenn and I used to work at the same law firm. There, I was able to witness firsthand Jenn's astute dedication and passion for her clients. Her work and energy are impressive!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer does an excellent job for her clients. As a mediator in cases where Jennifer represented the injured party, I have seen that she is well-prepared, is dedicated to her clients, and fights for them."
Personal injury
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