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Jennifer S Knies

Family Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jennifer

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Jennifer “Jen” Knies is an experienced military veteran.  As a retired US Army JAG Officer and combat veteran, Jen possesses an in-depth knowledge of military law, as well as a unique understanding of the challenges military members and their families face during divorce and parenting disputes.  She has litigated hundreds of criminal cases and has years of experience in dealing with military commanders on behalf of service members.

Jen has over fourteen years of experience as an Army JAG attorney.  She is a recognized expert in the areas of sexual assault and crimes against children.  Jen’s passion is for protecting the interests of her clients and achieving the best possible outcome for them.

Jen has trained extensively in all areas of domestic relations law.  She is a certified Child and Family Investigator, Parenting Coordinator and Decision Maker, and Mediator.  Her knowledge and experience in these areas allow her to provide her clients with expert advice regarding parenting time disputes and other family law matters.

Jen is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and theMarshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary.  She also earned a Master of Laws in Criminal Law from the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.


Knies, Helland & McPherson Law


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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best money ever spent!
Jennifer was the best attorney ever! I am so glad that I spent the money to have her represent me in my divorce and since then to consult about parenting agreement matters. She is the best at what she does.
Posted by Vic | November 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Jennifer Knies represented me in two separate criminal defense cases. I was falsely accused of theft and harassment. I needed someone to prove my innocence and not only did Jennifer do just that, but she had both cases thrown out by the district attorney before we even made it to trial. A true professional, compassionate, caring and attention to detail. I highly recommend as I couldn't have picked a better attorney for this case.
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Posted by Shane | June 17, 2015
I am very happy with Jennifers performance. She is a very trustworthy professional and came highly recommended from a personal attorney friend of mine. I have and would recommend Jennifer's service to any of my clients, friends, and family members. Thank you Jennifer for the amazing service that you provided for me.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2015
5 Stars !
Jen sets herself apart from other lawyers by the simple act of listening. She doesn't rush to conclusions, try to finish your sentences, or brag about her many past wins in the courtroom. Immediately I felt that she really cared about what I was going through. She let me say my peace, asked some further questions about my situation, and then explained what I was up against and how she could help. From the time I met her to the conclusion of my case, I always felt she was giving me 100 percent.
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Posted by Marc | May 22, 2015
Worth every penny!!!
I have been a client with these guys and gals for about 6 years now. Jen has been my lawyer for about 8 months or so. She is very honest and clear on how things need to go. She is in good graces with all around her. She understands the military system as well which can be difficult to find an honest lawyer who does. I live in another state so our communications was done via email (less expensive too) and on the day of court it was over the phone. Between her and her team I had no worries. Any question I asked was answered within a day. I was always updated from her paralegal (less expensive too) on what was going on with the case. I was never left in the dark nor was any decision made without me knowing about it first. She always looked out in my best interest and really thought our out all possible scenarios. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. The only downfall which I'm sure is every middle class Americans complaint would be it's expensive. But you pay for what you get and as my title states worth every penny.
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Posted by Shiloh | May 22, 2015
Best lawyer in the history of lawyers!
I was referred to Jen through a mutual friend who served in the Army with her. Jen took on 3 of my cases at the same time and has put equal effort into each. She has made my 6 children her priority throughout my extremely messy divorce case. Jen is exceptionally professional and never loses her cool in court, no matter what the opposing counsel throws at her. She is highly respected by the judges we have seen and obviously knows her stuff. She is a fantastic communicator and is not intimidated by anything. She also is hilarious and very personable. I'd recommend her to anyone!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Knies, Helland & McPherson Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Black & Graham, LLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Colonel
  • Us Army Jag Corps
  • 1987 - 2014


  • Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School
  • LLM
  • 2008
  • William & Mary Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • United States Military Academy
  • 1994
  • Defense Language Institute
  • 1990
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  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Bronze Star Medal
  • US Armed Forces
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Jennifer
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jen Knies is a wonderful, fearless attorney with a vast amount of experience. Jen fights extremely hard for her clients and works tirelessly to put her clients in the best position possible."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. It has been a pleasure working with Ms. Knies. She brings a strong set of skills and experience that benefits her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jen's experience as a JAG makes her extremely knowledgeable about military issues that come up during a divorce."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jen is a fantastic domestic relations attorney. She is a rising star within the Colorado Springs legal community. In addition to her skills as an attorney she is also a skilled Mediator."
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."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jen's experience and wisdom is beyond her years - although most of her career has been spent in the Army JAG Corps, she has proven herself a quick study of family law, and has rapidly taken on cases of increasing responsibility."
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Colorado Springs Family Lawyer Jennifer S Knies
Jennifer S Knies
Family Attorney
Colorado Springs, CO
Licensed for 23 years