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James C Kennedy

Criminal defense Attorney at Boulder, CO

4.2   5 reviews

also known as Jim Kennedy

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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Born and raised in Colorado, I've spent the better part of the last 20 years in Boulder. I received my undergraduate from the University of Colorado and after graduating from Gonzaga law school, I returned to Boulder as Chief Deputy District Attorney. During my tenure my focus was on criminal and juvenile crime. 

After several years of public service, I moved into private practice as a criminal defense attorney at McCormick & Kennedy, P.C in Boulder. My experience as a former DA has been a significant benefit for my clients as I am well versed in the procedures and tactics of the prosecution. You can read more about me on my website at . 

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Mccormick Kennedy PC
507 Canyon Blvd Ste 201
Boulder, CO, 80302-5058

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Posted by Katie | November 13, 2022
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Honest and skilled legal representation
When our family found itself in an unexpected legal situation, we were scared and overwhelmed. We didn't know the system or the process and were in desperate need of someone to help us figure out how to navigate the situation. Jim Kennedy was the perfect person for that job. He was able to explain the process clearly to everyone involved and supported us with calm, practical advice. He was incredibly responsive and understood our concerns. He stood by us the entire time and was able to negotiate the best possible outcome for our situation. I was so grateful to have him representing us and supporting us during an incredibly stressful time. I unequivocally recommend Jim to anyone who is looking for honest and skilled representation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2020
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Excellent DUI Lawyer in Boulder
I needed a good, experienced lawyer when I got pulled over for a second DUI to avoid extended jail time. Jim understood my situation and we worked with the prosecutor to get my sentence reduced.
Posted by Dre | December 26, 2019
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Great Boulder Attorney
I got pulled over for a traffic offense that was total BS. Jim and Brooks helped negotiate an acceptable plea deal, considering. Thanks guys.
Posted by Joseph | August 9, 2018
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Superb Defense Attorney
I highly recommend Mr. Kennedy. I was in a legal pinch and he was able to help me navigate the legal process and get my charges reduced. I can finally move on with my life now that it is all behind me. Thanks Jim!
Posted by Allen | August 20, 2019
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Don’t hire James Kennedy
Don't hire James Kennedy, he's the worst lawyer anyone can hire. He was not helpful with my case. You will not win if you hire him. He did not return my calls after he lost my case. If you want to loose thousands choose Jim. Very unprofessional


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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • McCormick & Kennedy
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • James Kennedy Law
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney
  • Boulder County
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Boulder County
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Legal Intern
  • University Legal Assistance, Gonzaga Law School
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Summer Associate/Legal Intern
  • Paine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brooke & Miller, LLP
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Boulder County
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Juvenile Diversion Coordinator
  • Boulder County
  • 1995 - 1998
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  • Gonzaga
  • JD
  • 2001
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Philosophy
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI Case
  • DUI reduced to Failure to Stay in Lane


  • CCDB, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • Chair of Criminal Division
  • 2008 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Gonzaga Law Alumni
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • CU Alumni
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2002 Champion for Children Award
  • Voices for Children
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Voices for Children Award Ceremony
  • Champion for Children Acceptance Speech
  • 2002

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
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"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
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Boulder Criminal defense Lawyer James C Kennedy
James C Kennedy
Criminal defense Attorney
Boulder, CO
Licensed for 22 years
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