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Dagna Starzynski Van Der Jagt

Real estate Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Dagny Van Der Jagt

  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 17 years
    Wisconsin - WI 6 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2017
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Dagna

Learn Dagna’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felonies, misdemeanors, assault, DUI, weapon offenses, traffic offenses, white collar crimes (embezzlement, fraud), restraining orders, Domestic violence

    18 years, 500 cases

  2. General practice
    Mediations, family law, child custody arrangements, divorce restraining orders

    18 years, 100 cases

  3. Probate
    Probate litigation, formation of trusts, wills and estate plans.

    18 years, 100 cases

  4. Real estate
    Construction and development of real estate, contracts, commercial and residential leases, easements, rezoning, evictions.

    18 years, 500 cases

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The law firm of Starzynski Van Der Jagt, PC
2040 S. Clarkson St
Denver, CO, 80210


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Posted by Dennis | September 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contractor not paying
I am very impressed with Dagna & Grant . From the minute we talked and I explained my issues they acted promptly with knowledge and professionalism. They explained to me the urgency of my case (time restraint) and within a very short time not only did I receive my past due money but the owner of the business called me to apologize for his delinquency. GREAT JOB I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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Posted by Anita Durrschmidt | June 27, 2023
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When I couldn't find a laywer
Dagna stepped in with a estate case. I could find a lawyer in Durango and need one quick. Not only did she jump in last minute, she negotiated a generous settlement for me and my sisters. She really did save the day.
Posted by Errol | March 30, 2023
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Eviction Case Won on all counts!
Dagna fought an eviction case against our tenant, who has not paid rent and was claiming the property is un-inhabitable. Dagna being well versed in tenant law was able to over throw the argument and evidence of un-inhabitability and had the judge convinced that the tenant needs to be evicted and the un-inhabitabilty issues were caused by the tenant and the tenant will pay the back rent and pay for all repairs including un-inhabitability issues that tenant bought us. Highly recommend Dagna as she’s very knowledgeable and has good strategies to win a case. It’s my third time using Dagna as my attorney.
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Posted by Jim | July 14, 2022
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Traffic Court in Castle Rock
Dagna helped me on a summons from Castle Rock Police. She attended the zoom court hearing with me and help get it reduced to a non-moving violation and minimal fine. She did an outstanding job!
Posted by James Clise | June 9, 2022
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Absolutely amazing
These lawyers are top notch! Every issue I’ve ever had they have handled and treated me with absolute dignity and respect! The level of care they put into every case surpasses any I’ve ever seen! Wish there was more like them!
Posted by Michael | February 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Dagna is a Gem
Highly recommend Dagna for any criminal issues coming up. I hired her to defend some horrifying false allegations and she diligently and swiftly prepared for trial right away. She negotiated a deal nearly eliminating charges all together and with authority. Very fair rate and honest use of her billable hours. Saving time and money where allowed. She and her husband Grant ( family law firm) are amazing humans very relatable and professional.
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Posted by MK-ULTRA | January 29, 2020
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The MASTERMIND of litigation!
Just wanted to thank you Danga for all the hard work and dedication to my case. Seems like every lawyer I spoke to before you wasn’t knowledgeable about the music industry. Actually most I spoke with didn’t even want to learn about it! As a artist when we are booked to perform at a event it’s a lot of work behind the scenes to put on the show our fans appreciate and expect. Then when you do everything in your power to put in on the best show you have ever done and a promoter rips you off its crushing. Cause we are artist the general public views us as rich and it’s not a job! Well it is and our career but more importantly how we provide for our families. When I first started as a artist I spent my last pennies I had to get to shows just like the a average American working paycheck to paycheck. When you do that and the promoter rips you off takes all the money and leaves the event before paying you and now your stuck out of state, broke and stranded! This is not ok and happens to frequently in the music industry. This was exactly what happened to me! Rich promoter against a poor struggling artist. That promoter used to bully me and black ball me after that cause of his actions to rip me off of my talents to make more money. This all changed after Dagna got on the case it went from be being bullied to me being more powerful than the bully. She stood up for me so much with knowledge because she was willing to learn the industry and felt the injustice. She actually did such a great job she got the bully to settle out of court and make change in our industry! Again Dagna thank you for all your help and standing with us musicians against the injustice! I will always be grateful for all your help and your willingness to not only learn about our industry but also stand up for us! I’m glad I found you before that promoter did. I’ll never forget how you helped me and not just my family but also my family or musicians! MK-ULTRA
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Posted by Steven | January 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I was amazed
Grant Van Der Jagt & Dagna Van Der Jagt work relentlessly for Victims Defendants and Justice. No wonder VDJ are their initials. I'm normally cynical of lawyers over charging and under performance, but VDJ's exceeded my expectations!
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Superb attorney
Excellent attorney! Professional, thorough and detailed. Knowledge of the law and its application to my business issue was outstanding. Most highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2010
Brilliant Criminal Attorney
After firing a "Top 50 Super Lawyer" in Denver, Dagny has proven herself to be a brilliant criminal attorney. She works very hard, she researches, knows the law, and does not back down to a corrupt court system. We hightly recommend Dagny and Van Der Jagt Law Firm and are grateful to have their representation.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Candidate for Elected District Attorney 11JD
  • Candidate for District Attorney in 11th Judicial
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2010


  • Denver University Sturm College of Law
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • The People of the State of Colorado v. Dodson


  • Thompson Marsh Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Polish
  • French
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • President of Debate Society Scholarship award
  • American University of Paris
  • 2000


  • John Jay College, in Athens Greece Conference "Rule of Law in an Era of Change"
  • Scorecard: Rate your court as to inclusion, social justice and protection of constitutional rights
  • 2015
  • Scripta Economica & Politica
  • Poland and the EU
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Chicago, Harris School of Government
  • The art of persuasion. A lawyer makes her case.
  • 2018
  • Athens, Greece Conference "Rule of Law in an Era of Change"
  • Scorecard: Rate your court as to inclusion, social justice and constitutional rights
  • 2015
  • Republican Dinner Chaffee County
  • Elections
  • 2012
  • Denver University School of Law
  • Shattering the Glass Ceiling
  • 2012
  • Educating Teenagers about the law
  • The Juvenile Penal System in Colorado
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Dagna
Real estate Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dagna has great reviews and peer endorsements. Call around but call her before hiring someone that won't give you the attention your case deserves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dagna is awesome. If you need a criminal attorney who will fight for your rights, Dagna is the attorney you want on your side. She is intelligent, powerful and has a sound knowledge of the law."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dagna is an excellent trial attorney. I have had the opportunity to personally observe her courtroom and trial skills. Her understanding of the principals of law are outstanding."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dagna is very welll known in Douglas County and Arapahoe County in Criminal Law. Her trial skills have been honed to perfection and I'm not sure I've even heard of her losing a trial yet. I'm very impressed with what I have seen from her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is sometimes said talent is the ability to hit targets most people cannot hit, while genius is the ability to hit targets most people cannot see. When it comes to litigation and business strategies, Dagna definitely falls in the latter category. If you are looking for someone with advanced business, real estate or litigation skills, who will work hard, get her hands dirty learning about you and your case and who will find important details that other lawyers might miss or not even know to look for, Dagna is an excellent choice. If you're looking for a lawyer of the highest character and ethics, then Dagna is your lawyer. And if you're looking for a lawyer who charges exceptionally reasonable fees and will always be fair on cost, then Dagna is your lawyer."
Denver Real estate Lawyer Dagna Starzynski Van Der Jagt
Dagna Starzynski Van Der Jagt
Real estate Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 17 years