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James Todd Tenge

Personal injury Attorney at Boulder, CO

5.0   63 reviews

also known as J. Todd Tenge, Todd Tenge

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  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 31 years
    California - CA 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About James

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HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT OR SUFFERED OTHER PERSONAL INJURY? TENGE LAW FIRM CAN HELP!

     I grew up in a middle class, hard-working family in Anchorage, Alaska, where I learned to camp, fish, ski, and enjoy the outdoors.  I was raised to tell the truth, work hard and do your best - always.  These character traits guide me to this day.  I graduated in the top 10% of my class at East Anchorage High School in 1983, was a member of the National Honor Society, and was a multi year letterman in baseball, track, football, and speech and debate.

     Seeking a warmer climate and a top notch education, I traveled south to Southern California to attend the Univerity of California, San Diego.  In 1988, I graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Economics.  I earned Departmental Honors in Political Science.  I was a member and officer of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, played intercollegiate baseball and track, and participated in a variety of intramural sports.  As a debate team champion in high school, I was disappointed when I learned there was no speech and debate club at UCSD.  So, along with others, I started one.  I was the sole student representative for the design and buildout of the UCSD Student Center, which remains a central building and student gathering place on the campus today.

     After undergraduate, I attended the University of San Diego Law School and graduated in 1991 with a Juris Doctorate.  I earned an American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy.  I worked my way through law school as a law clerk with litigation firms in San Diego specializing in personal injury.  After passing the California Bar exam in 1991, I joined a small, boutique business and litigation firm in La Jolla, California, where the senior partner selected me as the lead litigator after 6 months. 

     I moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1992 and started my own law firm, which is now the Tenge Law Firm, LLC.  We have been in business for 18 years.  I have always focused on personal injury, business and civil litigation and insurance.  However, since 2006, we have limited our practice to litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury and insurance matters.  We have earned a reputation as one of the premier personal injury and insurance law firms in Boulder County.  Countless medical providers refer their patients to our Firm because they know they will be provided expert representation in a personal, individualized manner.  Frankly, when a law firm does a great job for an injury client, it ensures that the medical providers get paid.

     The Tenge Law Firm is a boutique injury litigation firm specializing in personal injury and insurance cases.  It is all we do.  Period.  We provide aggressive, diligent and extremely thorough representation for injury victims and their families.  Your case will be handled by me personally.  TLF paralegals are highly qualified, experienced, thorough, and personable (otherwise, they would not be with the Tenge Law Firm).  

     We maintain a reasonable number of selective cases so we can provide the utmost attention to the details of every case, and take care of our clients personally.  We don't advertise on television and we aren't running a personal injury "mill".  Each case matters. We don't have the pressure to accept "low ball" setttlement offers in order to feed our ad budget.  Most of our clients seek our help as a result of a personal referral.

     The Tenge Law Firm uses innovation, knowlege and advanced technology to take on the insurance companies and obtain the just and fair compensation our clients deserve.  We communicate effectively and regularly with our clients, and return emails and phone calls promptly.  We enjoy helping injured folks.

     When I'm not fighting the insurance companies and their "Evil Empire", I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife and 2 beautiful daughters, fly fishing, working out, cycling and playing guitar. 

 

 

 

 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2020 + 5 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

Tenge Law Firm, LLC
2521 Broadway Street
Suite A
Boulder, CO, 80304
Tenge Law Firm, LLC
1738 Pearl Street
Suite 300
Boulder, CO, 80302-3812
Tenge Law Firm, LLC
2120 Milestone Drive
Suite 104
Fort Collins, CO, 80525
Tenge Law Firm, LLC
1515 Wynkoop Street
Suite 360
Denver, CO, 80202
Tenge Law Firm, LLC
1635 Foxtrail Drive
Suite 200
Loveland, CO, 80538
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jennifer | December 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Top Quality Lawyer: Smart and Very Experienced
We did a lot of searching for attorneys, and decided to meet with Todd to discuss our case due to his high reviews and qualifications. He definitely met and exceeded our expectations. He was quick to get back to us, made himself readily available, and was very knowledgeable about what it would take to win our case. I could tell he had decades of experience in cases like mine, which gave me a lot of comfort during such a stressful time. Todd and his team helped move our case through to win, and I appreciate from my bottom of my heart all he and his team did for us.
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Posted by Rexanne | May 2, 2018
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GREAT EXPIERENCE
Todd is the type of lawyer that you should want to keep on speed dial. He is very efficient and gets the job done promptly. His attention to our case allowed us to focus on what is most important to me, health and healing. I would recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2024
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Best Lawyer Ever
The Tenge Law Firm is A+++ in my book. They are one of the best in the Colorado metro area. I highly recommend them. Was in a auto accident and they went above what is asked of a law firm. So professional. They always kept me updated with all aspects of my lawsuit and all procedures that pertained to it. They also showed such a understanding and caring of what I had been through.
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Posted by Lisa | February 1, 2024
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Great firm
I was referred to Tenge law firm from a family member and so glad they did. The firm was very successful in obtaining the best outcome for my case. They were thorough, kept me informed and walked me through every step. They were wonderful to work with and I’m very thankful for their help. I highly recommend Tenge Law Firm
Posted by Julie | September 12, 2023
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Fantastic Attorney
I highly recommend Todd Tenge. I was very reluctant to hire a lawyer following my auto accident, but was undergoing treatment for brain injuries that made it nearly impossible for me to manage insurance claims and incoming medical bills. I interviewed multiple firms and ultimately selected Todd Tenge. And I am so glad I did. Immediately the stress of incoming medical bills and insurance paperwork was off my plate so that I could focus on healing and rehabilitation. Tenge is fair and honest, with a reputation for taking on cases that have true merit, which was very important to me. In the end we received maximum settlement from both the other driver's insurance AND my insurance company, which I didn't even know was possible and proves that Todd Tenge is a knowledgeable and determined attorney. He is also very kind, taking the time to thoroughly explain things to me despite my brain injury.
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Posted by Rain | September 6, 2023
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Pedestrian car accident excellent help!!
Tenge law firm was incredibly helpful and understanding throughout my entire process start to finish. I was lucky to be directed to them and was immediately helped from the moment I first called. After being struck by a car, I was confused about what to do next and Tenge and associates were able to come to my aid and answer questions I had about my accident and the process moving forward with a lawsuit. Nina was especially always diligent in prompt service and care. I very much appreciate the work that they provided me, and will certainly be referring anyone in need to Tenge Lawfirm.
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Posted by Brenda | July 18, 2023
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Car accident
Todd is a great lawyer, he is great at his job and he always puts his clients first and makes sure to take the time to listen to your wants and needs. He is a very compassionate person. Todd is definitely one of the good guys. Todd worked through our car accident and checked in with us regularly and made sure we knew where we were in our case at all times.
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Posted by Matt | July 18, 2023
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Car accident
It has been a pleasure working with Todd and his group they are always willing to talk to you to answer any questions you have and they are prompt on responding to emails
Posted by John | July 14, 2023
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They uncomplicated the process to bring my wife comfort while I was debilitated..
We engaged Tenge Law Firm following a near-fatal motorcycle accident to address our personal injury concerns. Throughout our partnership, they have provided exceptional support, unmatched legal expertise, and outstanding customer service. Mr. Tenge's availability and responsiveness have been invaluable. He promptly addresses our personal injury concerns, demonstrating a genuine commitment to our well-being and legal proceedings. The team's frequent and thorough communication has kept us informed and involved in every step of the process. Their transparency empowers us to make informed decisions regarding our personal injury claims. Tenge Law Firm's proactive approach has alleviated our burden. They anticipate challenges, provide effective solutions, and prioritize our recovery journey. Their exceptional customer service and compassionate approach make us feel supported and comfortable. They handled our personal injury concerns with care and professionalism.
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Posted by Mary | May 1, 2023
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Awesome
Todd handled my car accident for me. He was always very professional and kept me informed through his paralegal Brenda. I was very grateful with the results he was able to get for me.
Posted by Hannah | April 2, 2023
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Highly Recommend Todd Tenge for Personal Injury Cases
I was involved in a traumatic car accident in 2020. I had no idea how to proceed following the accident. It was extremely easy to consult with Tenge Law Firm to discuss my personal injury case and the next steps. I decided to hire them, and they were excellent to work with throughout the entire process. They kept me apprised of how everything was proceeding, and they were kind and compassionate when I was struggling. It was so helpful to have Todd and the Tenge Law Firm negotiating with the insurance companies instead of having to do that on my own. Todd is a great attorney, and I’m so grateful for the help I received from him and his firm. I would highly recommend Todd and the Tenge Law Firm for any personal injury or car accident cases.
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Posted by Hussain | February 10, 2023
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Wonderful experience
Hello my name is Hussain I hired Mr. Todd Tenge for an accident I was involved in. He made sure that I got compensated fairly for my injuries. Brenda also has been very kind and helpful throughout the time that my case was open.
Posted by Brian | February 9, 2023
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Angels
I don't know where to start. If your looking for legal help then you've found the right place. I was in a terrible accident in which my grandma and I were seriously hurt. Both Todd and Nina were awesome in taking care of the insurance companies for us. From the jump while we were in the hospital they took care of everything for us so seamlessly and easy. We never had to worry about any of the "red tape" of the situation we just had to focus on getting better. I can't tank them enough for all of their hard work and taking care of us. I highly recommend Tenge's Law they are flat out amazing.
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Posted by Mawuenyega | January 12, 2023
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I was very happy to meet a wonderful Lawyer Todd and his great law firm team.
My Lawyer is a very great person and all his law firm assistant are good and ready to listen to your case and work on it for you, l was very happy to meet such a good and honest Lawyer like MR Todd. He helped me win my case. He is ready to help everybody who has no hope in lawyers. God richly bless you for helping me.
Posted by Michael | November 22, 2022
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Settlement
Mt Tenge got me the most amount possible. And Brenda always kept in contact with me throughout the whole process
Posted by Bianca | May 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I am grateful to both my Lawyer J. Todd Tenge and Paralegal Brenda Lopez for taking the time to fully explain to me what was going to happen throughout my case. They would answer any and all questions I had. I feel as though my case had been approached in the correct and appropriate manor. I felt welcomed and that my word was valued and acknowledged, I was treated with respect.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2022
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Honest, helpful and on top of things!
He really knows how to work the insurance companies to get you every dollar you deserve! His patience and knowledge was very helpful to me. And Paige was incredible! She knows how to get things done! Her kindness and understanding was wonderful. She was always willing to help me calm down and answered my questions thoroughly and correctly.
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Posted by Kristi | March 25, 2022
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Great help with my litigation ⭐️
This Lawfirm has been extremely helpful with the car accident I was involved in in 2018. It was a great experience to work with Todd and Brenda. We kept in communication the whole way through. I would recommend Tenge Lawfirm to anyone who is dealing with an injury due to an accident. They were very helpful.
Posted by Erin | February 17, 2022
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Tenge Law
My experience with the Tenge law firm was excellent. The firm was always accessible to me. The level of professionalism by all the individuals I had contact with was extraordinary. I would highly recommend the firm to anyone looking for the very best!
Posted by Angela | January 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
10 Stars
These law professionals deserve 10 stars because they are AMAZING!!! Every review on here is spot on... Todd, Brenda, and everyone in this firm are very organized, personable, genuine, caring, sympathetic, knowledgeable, dependable, honest about the process and the possible outcomes. In my experience I felt that I had a true warrior on my side. Above and beyond any of my expectations. I will definitely refer them to everyone. Thank you Tenge team!!!!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Managing Partner
  • Tenge Law Firm, LLC
  • 1992 - Present
  • Lead litigation attorney - associate
  • John Smaha & Associates, PC
  • 1991 - 1992

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Boulder County Bar Association, medical/legal section
  • Co-Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • Boulder County Bar Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 2007 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Boulder County Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Boulder County Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Boulder County Bar Association, Medical/Legal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Boulder County Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Co-chair
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating - Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethics
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • AV Rating - Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethics
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2016
  • Very High Rating for Ethics and Abilities
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Very Highly Rated for Ethics and Abilities
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Trial Advocacy
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Boulder County Bar Newsletter
  • Colorado's New Anti-Subrogation Law
  • 2011
  • Daily Camera
  • Ask a Lawyer - Business Formations
  • 1994
  • Cozen and Oconnor Insurance Journal
  • Breach of an Agreement to Procure Insurance
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • An Update on Contingency Fee Agreements
  • Fee Agreements - Ethics and Contracts
  • 2003
  • How to Start and Build a Law Practice
  • Opening and Building a Law Firm
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd's commitment to his clients is unsurpassed. He understands the legal as well as the personal issues facing each of his clients. He incorporates both into his dedicated and professional representation of people in need."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've been a lawyer for almost 25 years and Mr. Tenge is one of the most professional, intelligent, creative and caring lawyers I know. He gets top dollar for his clients. Todd is the kind of lawyer that other lawyers hire."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposite Todd on a personal injury case involving physical and cognitive damages. Todd was professional and dedicated to his clients' interests. He is a valued member of our legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Todd Tenge is a great injury lawyer. I have consulted with him on personal injury cases and he has always given excellent advice. I know that getting the best result for his clients is his chief concern. I definitely endorse this Attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am writing to give my recommendation to Todd Tenge. Todd is a highly skilled personal injury trial lawyer and is the "go-to" lawyer to handle a substantial and complex personal injury case in the Boulder area. Todd and I have conferred on legal issues and hez will work hard for you and will bring all of his skills and resources to bare in his full effort to obtain for you an adequate recovery."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is passionately committed to helping individuals. He has extensive knowledge of personal injury law and has a keen insite into how insurance companies process claims. In addition to assisting his clients, he is dedicated to assisting other fellow attorneys. I would recommend Todd to anyone who is seeking a positive resolution to a personal injury claim."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James is an excellent advocate for his clients and provides invaluable insight to fellow attorneys and clients. His knowledge of claim handling procedures is right on point, and his materials are very helpful to me and will be for fellow clients as well."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am an attorney and I brought in Todd to take the lead on a personal injury matter for a friend of mine. Todd handled the matter professionally and I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. I would recommend Todd's personal injury services to anyone."
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