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Donald James Kaufman

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 99%
    21 years, 20 thousand cases
  2. Employee Benefits: 1%
    21 years, 500 cases



Contingent (1-20%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • John M Connell

    I have had cases both with and against Mr Kauffman over the years, and have worked with him on issues that concern all workers compensation claimant in Colorado through our group, the WCEA. He is a committed and knowledgeable attorney that truly cares about his clients and works to make sure that their best interests are protected. I highly endorse and make referrals to him for Western Colorado injured workers.


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  • Andrew Joseph Phillips

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Contact info

Donald J. Kaufman, Attorney at Law

Penrose Plaza
2520 South Grand Avenue, Suite 110
Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601-4195


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Humanatarian Service of the YearGarfield County, Colorado2011
Locals Choice Attorney of Year - GOLDGlenwood Post Independent2009
Attorney of the YearGlenwood Post Independent2008
Locals Choice Attorney of the Year - GOLDGlenwood Post Independent2007
NomineeGarfield County Colorado2003
Locals Choice - Best Honest AttorneyGlenwood Post2001
Pro-Bono Attorney of the YearGarfield Legal Services1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorColorado Mountain College2012 - Present
AttorneyDonald J. Kaufman, Attorney at Law2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defiance StringbandMember2008 - Present
Club Rotario de Roaring ForkMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Ninth Judicial District Bar Association Colorado Bar Associationmember1994 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionPresident1994 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Inter-American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Last Minute String BandMember2006 - 2012
FindLaw Advisory BoardMember2002 - 2003
Garfield County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, IncMember1998 - 2004
Valley View Hospital AssociationMember1998 - 2004
Workers' Compensation Section Department of Administrative Hearings Workers' Compensation Focus GroupMember1998 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MARIO FACUNDO BORREGO BRIONES, et al Plaintiffs, v. JOHN HERZER, LENO ASEUDO.1:08-cv-00461 04/06/2009 Victory
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Colorado - BoulderHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Glenwood Springs High SchoolCollege PrepHigh School Diploma1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ninth Judicial District Bar AssociationAdvice to Attorneys; How to: Advise Employer Clients of Workers' Compensation2002
Ninth Judicial District and WCEA "Advanced Workers' Compensation SeminarMedical Privacy Issues in Litigation2001
Advanced Workers' Compensation SeminarTopic presented: Medical Privacy Issues in Litigation2001
Colorado Fire and Burglary AssociationColorado Fire and Burglary Association. Seminar on Workers' Compensation and Safety the Security Workplace2000
County Sheriff's Association of Colorado.Workers' Compensation and safety the Law Enforcement Workplace1999