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Donald James Kaufman

Workers compensation Attorney at Glenwood Springs, CO

5.0   8 reviews
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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1996
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About Donald

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  1. Workers compensation
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    A WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWYER WHO CARES ABOUT YOU. Being injured on the job is often a terrible experience. Sometimes the injury does not hurt as much as the treatment that you receive after the injury. The employer does not want a serious injury on the books. The insurance carrier wants to pay as little as possible for the claim. There are even cases of wrongful termination following an on-the-job injury. FREE CONSULTATION ▪ SE HABLA ESPAÑOL ▪ NO RECOVERY, NO ATTORNEY FEE! Get answers NOW !

    29 years, 50,000 cases

STRONG, AGGRESSIVE ATTORNEY FIGHTING FOR INJURED WORKERS FOR TWO DECADES. GET ANSWERS NOW. 24/7/365
Click on this link to learn more about me. Have a great day! #/don-kaufman-attorney-abogado-colorado-workers-comp/

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Location

Donald J. Kaufman, Attorney at Law
Penrose Plaza
2520 South Grand Avenue, Suite 110
Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2013
The Best Workers' Compensation Attorney in CO
Don did not represent me but it was always a pleasure to work with him on litigated cases while employed by an opposing insurance company. He is honorable, personable, fair, and holds his clients' best interests in high esteem. I recommend his services to any injured worker in need of legal representation.
Response from Donald Kaufman July 7, 2015
Wow - so kind. Thank you. Miss working with you to get a fair result for both.
Posted by Molly | May 16, 2012
He won my case.
He took my case; when no one else would; and he won - BIG!
Response from Donald Kaufman July 7, 2015
Although I can not promise a result I can promise to do the best job I can and get you the best result possible. I take great pride in my work and my office really cares about our clients.
Posted by Patricia | January 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don Kaufman
What can I say about this man, he is a amazing lawyer, I would highly recommend Don Kaufman he fights for you and he listens and he cares. I couldn't have had a better lawyer. Thank you so much Don for everything.
Response from Donald Kaufman February 12, 2019
Thank you kind friend.
Posted by Biggy | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best of the best of the west - I won big!
You play to win. You fight to win. If you are getting screwed hire the best and WIN. I trust this lawyer and I tried many that were terrible. I was in court all day. I watch a bunch of attorneys and this Kaufman attorney got the job done - I WON. Don't mess with the rest use the very best and win.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A+ Rocky Mountain Consigliere
Although ultimately, Don could not take my case, he was very informative discussing a concern I have with my current employer. While I have some legal background, within one conversation, Don apprised me of several factors I was unaware of regarding my circumstances and was able to direct to other resources that I am confident will eventually resolve my looming issue (I hope).
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2009
Colorado Workers Comp Guru
He did just a quick few questions that turned into over 100K for me. I love this guy. I would not use anyone else. He is honest fast and does great work.
Response from Donald Kaufman July 7, 2015
Thank you. I am humbled by your kind words and will work hard to do the best I can in every case.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2009
Hard Working Lawyer. He can Help you. I am from Parachute
I work in the Gas field in Western Colorado and this guy really helped me. YOu got a Colorado Work Comp Case this guy is really helpful.
Response from Donald Kaufman April 27, 2016
Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2008
Vail Valley's best Workers' Compensation Attorney
If you need a Lawyer for an industrial injury he is the best. He has an office in Glenwood and he can see you in an office in Edwards as well.
Response from Donald Kaufman April 27, 2016
Thank you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 1%-20%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Donald J. Kaufman, Attorney at Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • ATTORNEY AT LAW
  • KAUFMAN & KAUFMAN, L.L.C.
  • 1996 - 2008

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • Glenwood Springs High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • MARIO FACUNDO BORREGO BRIONES, et al Plaintiffs, v. JOHN HERZER, LENO ASEUDO.
  • 1:08-cv-00461 04/06/2009 Victory

Associations

  • Defiance Stringband
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Club Rotario de Roaring Fork
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Inter-American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • President
  • 1994 - Present
  • Ninth Judicial District Bar Association Colorado Bar Association
  • member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Last Minute String Band
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • FindLaw Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Garfield County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, Inc
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Valley View Hospital Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Workers' Compensation Section Department of Administrative Hearings Workers' Compensation Focus Group
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Humanatarian Service of the Year
  • Garfield County, Colorado
  • 2011
  • Locals Choice Attorney of Year - GOLD
  • Glenwood Post Independent
  • 2009
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Glenwood Post Independent
  • 2008
  • Locals Choice Attorney of the Year - GOLD
  • Glenwood Post Independent
  • 2007
  • Nominee
  • Garfield County Colorado
  • 2003
  • Locals Choice - Best Honest Attorney
  • Glenwood Post
  • 2001
  • Pro-Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Garfield Legal Services
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ninth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Advice to Attorneys; How to: Advise Employer Clients of Workers' Compensation
  • 2002
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar
  • Topic presented: Medical Privacy Issues in Litigation
  • 2001
  • Colorado Fire and Burglary Association
  • Colorado Fire and Burglary Association. Seminar on Workers' Compensation and Safety the Security Workplace
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (27)
Endorse Donald
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Other
"An excellent attorney in an extremely difficult field, who is an excellent advocate for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fantastic work comp attorney. Great guy."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kaufman is a knowledgable and competent workers' compensation attorney. He understands Claimant's rights and will aggressively defend his client's interests."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Don Kaufman is smart, hard working and successful. The kind of guy you want on your side when you are hurt at work."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been referring workers comp matters to Don for 15 years and never ever have I regretted it or heard anything but great feedback. He is an excellent lawyer and I'm proud to call him my friend."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Kaufman is one of those rare lawyers who gets things done for his clients. He is able to cut to the chase and focus on either winning his case or negotiating a great settlement for his client. In addition, Mr. Kaufman's a true professional and easy to work with. His style of lawyering greatly benefits his clients by allowing the case to get resolved instead of getting stuck in meaningless legal disputes."
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