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James Todd Tenge

Personal injury Attorney at Boulder, CO

5.0   51 reviews

also known as J. Todd Tenge, Todd Tenge


Licensed for 31 years

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     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. 

 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 31 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/04/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1991
Updated 09/14/2022

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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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James received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Jennifer | December 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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 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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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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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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Posted by Devan | December 3, 2021
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Best Experience!
I recently went through Tenge Law Firm when I suffered a neck injury from a car accident and I couldn’t be happier with their service and the outcome of my case. The paralegal that I mainly worked through, Nina Tarsi, was more than exceptional. The entire process required very minimal effort on my part, NO out-of-pocket costs whatsoever, and I ended up getting a much larger settlement than I knew was even possible for my particular case. Everything with Tenge was completely transparent and I only had everything to gain and nothing to lose when I made the decision to file my case with them. Truly exceptional, I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate them and all they did for me.
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Posted by Christina | June 30, 2021
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Auto injury case
Paige was absolutely amazing in my case in an auto injury. Paige and Brenda were always on top of my case and always kept me informed of any information they received. They answered any and all questions I had with no hesitation even if they had to go the extra mile to figure it out. These ladies took this case and sealed it without trial. I would hands down recommend this law firm to everyone needing an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2021
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Best Experience During a Difficult Time
I was injured in a car accident and called Todd Tenge to find out what my options were as I had never been in a situation like this before. He was available to meet with me right away for a consultation and drove to my town to make it as easy on me as he could. He was concerned for my well being more than anything. He was patient and explained the process if I decided to hire him to help me. He was not pushy in any way. Once I did hire him, not only was he available, responsive, prompt, and informative, but his entire staff was. His office went through some staff changes during the time I was involved with them and it was absolutely flawless. Anytime I spoke with a member of his staff they were able to pick up right where we left off. They were all extremely knowledgeable and helpful to me. They would call to give me updates or request additional information from me. I never had to ask what the status of my case was, as Todd and Nina were constantly on the ball. I appreciate everything they helped me through and I would recommend Todd Tenge and his staff 100%.
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Posted by Nick | April 9, 2021
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Awesome
When I had a motor vehicle accident that later gave me a stoke and put me out of work for a while, Todd and Nina came recommended from a friend. They could not have been more right! Todd and Nina were fun to work with, professional and fantastic in every way. They were able to secure a healthy settlement that set our family up for the future. We interviewed several attorneys when we needed one, and our guts lead us to Todd and Nina. They were awesome - I simply cannot recommend them more! 5 stars!
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2020
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Todd is a first-class attorney
Back in December of 2019, our daughter was involved in a horrible car accident in which the other driver was fatally injured. Todd and his team personally came to the hospital to meet with us. He was compassionate, understanding, and immediately charted a course to help us get our lives back together. Our daughter was the victim, but he was responsive to all of us as a family and kept us apprised of our case every step of the way. He and his team were exceptionally thorough. He analyzed every part of our case from the possible safety defects of her car to the arthritis that she will contend with years into the future. When it came time for mediation, Todd took extra time to minimize our anxiety. He explained everything clearly and made no compromises when it came to representing our interests. He was tough when he needed to be but reasonable when it came to outcomes. It took nearly twelve hours and he helped us to the end. I would highly recommend Todd and his law firm. His level of experience and knowledge of the law and personal injury combine to provide peace-of-mind for his clients.
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Posted by Riley | July 20, 2020
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The best there is!
I was in a car accident in 2017 and hurt my hip, I was in college at the time and reached out to a few attorneys for help with the case. Out of the 5 or 6 I called, Todd was the only person who actually sat down and listened to and took on my case. Everyone else I called told me it would not amount to much and therefor was unwilling to take on my case. In the end, the accident did result in surgery for me and Todd was able to get me the full amount from the car insurance companies and I am extremely grateful for all that he has done! If anything else were to happen, he would be the first person I call and I would 100% recommend him to anyone else.
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Posted by Jeannette | July 6, 2020
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Thank you so much for your help!!!
Due to the accident I had last fall, I had mountains of medical bills piling up and I was in a lot of pain from my injuries. The guy that hit me did not have adequate coverage to cover everyone that he had impacted. The Tenge Law firm, specifically Nina, helped me coordinate the bills and recover my losses. While I was seeking medical help and trying to heal from my injuries, Nina took all of the worry and stress off of my shoulders and took care of things for me with the insurance companies. She got me what I needed to take care of all my problems from the accident and I cannot thank her enough!!!
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Posted by Michelle | April 25, 2020
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Excellent and professional!
Got into a bad car accident that was not my fault. It was a very stressful and difficult time for me but tenge law firm really helped me out! They were kind, responsive and extremely helpful. Also got me the highest possible settlement. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable but they treat you like a person and make things as simple as possible. Thank you Nina and Todd!
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Posted by Janet | April 2, 2020
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Excellent, professional service -- highly recommended
I was hit by a car while bicycling with my husband.  In this accident, I suffered serious leg injuries coupled with facial nerve trauma and a concussion that caused memory and word finding issues.  Todd Tenge visited us at home the same day we called and took a huge burden off our shoulders.  This was one of the most difficult times of my life.  Todd and his associate, Nina, were there for me promptly and with professional and caring advice.  They took care of everything,  legal and insurance paperwork, phone calls while I focused on physical and speech therapies.   Results:  I received a fair and generous settlement; I am truly grateful to Todd and Nina for their professional, prompt and personal attention. 
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Posted by Savannah | November 14, 2019
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Fantastic!
If you are looking for a compassionate, honest, hardworking, intelligent lawyer and his team, then look no further. Todd and Nina ( his paralegal) have worked so hard for me after my car accident. As a personal injury case, they had so much knowledge to help me with my emotional up and downs, my injuries and my preexisting conditions. These people are the bull dogs in the industry and know what they are doing!
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Posted by Kyla | August 20, 2019
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Incredible Team, Incredible Results
After being in a car accident for which I was not at fault that had a significantly negative impact on my quality of life, I could not have asked for a more genuinely kind, determined, experienced and organized team to support me than the Tenge Law firm in Boulder. The insurance company of the driver at fault had me jumping through hoops at every corner. I was completely overwhelmed by the process of taking care of myself, my medical bills, my vehicle and my employment, and I didn’t know where to turn. After my first meeting with Todd, I knew with complete confidence that his firm was trustworthy, had my best interest in mind, and would truly take care of me to the very best of their ability, and that was exactly how everything turned out. I have never experienced such incredible service. Right from the start, Tenge Law had every resource available to me in order to get every kind of help that I needed. They took care of everything. Every question I ever had was answered honestly and realistically. They were able to let me know the reality of my situation and figuratively held my hand every step of the way. I was blown away by their kindness and I was blown away by the results. Throughout the entire process, they led me in the right direction and lifted all the weight off my shoulders. One of the things that impressed me the most was their superior level of organization, efficiency, encouragement and communication. I never once felt like I was left hanging; they always got back to me by phone or email very quickly. They worked with my schedule and met all my needs with excellence. Since I don’t live in Boulder, they even went the extra mile to meet with me in their Fort Collins office whenever possible. The car accident I was in turned my life completely upside down, and at the times when I just wanted to give up, Todd's senior paralegal, Nina, was so kind to me and reassuring. She was always so patient with my overwhelm, and always encouraged me to keep my head up because everything was going to get better with time—and it did. I felt as though for the first time, the professionals truly cared about my well-being and did put forth every possible effort to offer me the best outcome. They exceeded my expectations, and even their own predictions of the outcome. Once the entire process was over, I found myself in tears of joy and gratitude for all their help and support. They truly took care of everything. I would not have been able to get through this ordeal on my own; I highly recommend the Tenge Law Firm for any case involving a car or motorcycle accident resulting in personal injury. I am forever grateful for the experience of working with this incredible team, and could not in my wildest dreams, have imagined a better attorney, a better experience or a better outcome.
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Posted by Melody | June 10, 2019
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Excelent
I was so grateful they handled everything I was able to heal with peace of mind knowing that they were taking care of all the things that were hard for me to do while I was recovering from my accident.
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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

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)
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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