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Jennifer Lee Helland

Child custody Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Jenni Helland

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Military custody, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, Paternity, Child Support, Allocation of children expenses, UCCJEA, UIFSA, CLR, PC/DM, Third Party/Grandparent Custody and Visitation, High Conflict Custody

  2. Divorce and separation
    Military Divorce, Military Retirement, Same Sex Marriage, Common Law Marriage, Legal Separation, Spousal Maintenance/Alimony, Property Division, High Asset

  3. Family

  4. Child abuse
    Dependency and Neglect

  5. Child support


Jennifer Helland (KHM Law) has a unique background for working with families going through a divorce since she is a trained psychotherapist. She also has extensive trial experience as a former prosecutor and as a family law attorney. Jennifer has also received training in domestic mediation. She is a dedicated child advocate, and represents Knies, Helland & McPherson clients in high-conflict family and children matters as well as high-asset cases.

Prior to joining Jennifer and Kelly in Knies, Helland & McPherson, Jennifer worked as an associate attorney at Black and Graham at The Gasper Law Group as a family law and dependency and neglect attorney. Jennifer’s experience and deep understanding of family law and military issues, to include her familiarity with multiple local experts, allows her to work complex custody and property matters, with outstanding results for her clients.

Earlier in her career, Jennifer served as a Deputy District Attorney for the 4th Judicial District in El Paso County, Colorado. While working as a district attorney, Jennifer led the Fast Track domestic violence program. Her experience allows her to educate clients on the process and complexity of issues involved in family and criminal matters when domestic violence is an issue. Jennifer’s experience as former prosecutor allows her to bring significant trial experience to every case she becomes involved with.

Jennifer is a graduate of The University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota. In keeping with the nationally recognized St. Thomas tradition of commitment to public service, Jennifer has dedicated ten years to public service primarily with assisting juveniles and their families. Prior to law school, Jennifer assisted in writing and implementing a district-wide truancy policy and program for local school districts in Minnesota and served as a behavioral specialist.

Jennifer is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, El Paso County Bar Association, and Ben S. Wendelken American Inn of Court. She serves on the Board of Governors for the Colorado Bar Association and is the former Family Law section chair of the El Paso County Bar Association. Jennifer has written numerous articles that have been published locally on different family law and military law matters and has taught other attorneys and pro se litigants at numerous conferences. Jennifer was a college ice hockey player and continues to volunteer as a USA Hockey coach in the Monument area. She also coaches youth soccer, is a founding member of Liberty Tree Academy, a D49 charter school, former HOA board member, and steward of a Little Free Library.

Locally, Jennifer has worked for Savio House and Chins Up, as a Multi-Systemic Therapist. Jennifer’s hobbies include ice hockey, camping, hiking, kayaking, cooking and baking and gardening.

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Knies, Helland & McPherson Attorneys at Law


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Tua | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Skilled professional
She's a go getter that will get you the results you want. Hired Jenni initially for an ugly divorce. She not only got me through the divorce, but she also helped me to secure custody despite the rough situation I was in. Professional, tough, and trustworthy kind of attorney I needed on my side to navigate the complex legal system. Jenni was definitely a blessing to me and my family.
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Posted by Charles | June 27, 2015
Divorced and Happy
I would recommend anyone looking for an attorney in the Colorado Springs area, or out of state to hire Jennifer. Jennifer handled my divorce in Colorado Springs even though I moved to Florida before the divorce started. Jennifer and her associates did an outstanding job for me. I was about to throw in the towel in the beginning, but she handled my divorce case very professionally and fought for me the whole way. I ended up with a Very equitable settlement in the end and am very pleased. Guys assume they don’t have a chance in a divorce, but she proved me wrong. Would highly recommend if you need a lawyer. Thank you Jennifer.
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Posted by Linda | February 11, 2015
Very Knowledgable and Professional
I highly recommend Jenni at Black & Graham. She was extremely detailed and very supportive throughout the process of my divorce. Jenni worked with the opposing attorney very tactfully and I am very pleased with the outcome. I could not have gotten the results on my own even though I was adviced by others to do it myself. Thanks to Jenni, I am able to move on with confidence that our settlement was fair and complete.
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Posted by Liz | July 17, 2013
Wonderful and Helpful
Jennifer Helland is an excellent lawyer and resource. I have had the pleasure of working with her on two separate occasions and have been totally satisfied each time. She is extremely knowledgeable and is quick to respond with any issues or concerns. She helped me feel comfortable about court dates and hearings and made sure all my questions were answered during every step of the process. I would, and have, recommended her to my friends and family.
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Posted by John | February 18, 2013
Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support; Jennifer Helland is the one to go to.
I would recommend anyone looking for an attorney in the Colorado Springs area, that you find Mrs. Helland. I am in the military and she was very helpful throughout the three years she worked on my case. My case was very long, I deployed during the case. If I had questions, she was always answering them within a timely manner. If you are military, Jennifer Helland is a lawyer that I would search for to help you out with what ever your case may be. She is very upfront about what is going on with your case.
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Posted by Larry | September 28, 2011
Highly Recommended
Wonderful person, wonderful attorney! I have been fighting a child custody battle that has become relatively notorious within Colorado, for over 2 years, and Jenni has supported me every step of the way. Being military, she has been more than generous regarding my time and my money. I always get calls and emails back promptly. I have worked with multiple lawyers and paralegals in the law group and have received excellent representation from every single one. I would HIGHLY recommend letting Jenni help you with your case and assure that you will have just as great of an experience as I have.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 315-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Knies Helland & McPherson Attorneys at Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Black & Graham, LLC
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Gasper Law Group PLLC
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Saint Thomas (St Paul, MN)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • Liberty Tree Academy
  • Vice Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ben S. Wendelken American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Board of Govenors
  • 2015 - 2018
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Woodmen HIlls Filing No. 11
  • President; Board Member
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • ProVault
  • 2012


  • Pikes Peak Lawyer
  • IRM Johnson
  • 2016
  • Pikes Peak Lawyer
  • Immigration and Dissolution
  • 2016
  • Pikes Peak Lawyer
  • The Changing Face of Military Retirement
  • 2016
  • Family Law Guide
  • Immigration and Divorce
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Southern Colorado AFCC
  • Becoming Trauma Informed
  • 2018
  • Family Law Day 2018
  • The Process of Divorce
  • 2018
  • Family Law Day
  • The Process of Divorce
  • 2017
  • El Paso County Family Law Annual Conference 2016
  • Eavesdropping Ethics
  • 2016
  • El Paso County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Immigration and Dissolution
  • 2016
  • El Paso County Annual Family Law Conference 2015
  • Grandparent Visitation and Third Party Custody Rights
  • 2015
  • Social Media and Ethical Considerations
  • 2014
  • Elbert County High School
  • DUI, Alcohol, and Juvenile Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (22)
Endorse Jennifer
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked both with and against Mrs. Helland. No matter the situation, Mrs. Helland is always the epitome of confidence, compassion, and client service."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a family law practitioner, I appreciate and respect attorneys who can passionately advocate for their Client while maintaining civility and professionalism with opposing counsel. Jennifer excelled at this, and I highly endorse her for this reason."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jennifer Helland is an exceptional family law attorney. If you have a difficult case, there is no one better to represent your family law matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I hope I never need Jenni, but if I do, I won't hesitate to call her because I know I'll be in excellent hands. Having seen her work, I'm confident she's immensely talented in the field with the highest level of integrity. A gem."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jennifer and I worked together on an interstate (CO & TX) UCCJEA and divorce matter. We were able to formulate and execute a great strategy for our mutual client. Thanks to Jennifer's diligent work ethic, communication, and sharing of information and evidence, we were able to obtain a beneficial outcome for our client. I endorse this lawyer!"
Child custody Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jenni is a great attorney who advocates for her clients with professionalism. She is an effective communicator and tries to come to reasonable solutions. I respect Jenni as an attorney and look forward to our next case together."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jenny Helland is an experienced and extremely tough litigator. She knows the law, the parties involved and all the judges and most importantly, all know and respect her. A person would be lucky to have Mrs. Helland as their attorney and fighting for them in their case."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Helland is a strong advocate for her clients. This attorney works relentlessly for her clients insuring that they will get the best possible outcome."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jenni has a comprehensive understanding of family law, and handles complex, highly contested cases better than anyone else in town."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is experienced and knowledgeable, and is an effective advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jenni Helland is recognized as one of the top family law attorneys in our area. She is smart and aggressive, but equally compassionate and supportive. Her clients love her and other attorneys love working with her."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer, she is a well respected member of the legal community and always gives her clients the best representation, If you are looking for someone willing to fight hard for your case, then look no further!"
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She was always professional, prepared, and I enjoyed working with her to try to resolve the case."
Child custody Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jenni is an experienced litigator. She's intelligent, aggressive, and extremely hardworking. She also knows how to work with other lawyers to get good outcomes for her clients and is widely respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jenni Helland is a great advocate for her client and an experienced litigator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Helland is a highly skilled attorney. She is attentive to her clients and aggressive in court. I endorse her wholeheartedly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"One of the best young lawyers I know. Professional, intelligent, hard working and an incredible advocate. Mrs. Helland is one of the good ones. Any employer should be glad she works for them and any client would be lucky to have her."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Helland. She is an experienced lawyer who is highly respected in her community. Ms. Helland's legal experience speaks volumes for the knowledge she brings to a case. Ms. Helland is a dilligent attorney who is an asset for any client looking to maximize their case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jenni is one of the smartest and hardest-working attorneys I've come across. She was the go-to family law attorney with the most experience at her prior firm before joining Black & Graham, where she has hit the ground running."
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Colorado Springs Child custody Lawyer Jennifer Lee Helland
Jennifer Lee Helland
Child custody Attorney
Colorado Springs, CO
Licensed for 15 years