"I highly recommend Jennifer as an attorney. My initial consultation with her was wonderful. I felt relief and great right after I consulted with her, most especially; I was out of state at that time. She has helped me in such a way that I don't feel intimidated. She was thorough throughout my experience as well as dependable. I was also very encouraged by her honesty and compassion.
Surely I have other choices for an attorney, but I chose Jennifer because my consultation with her gave me a great impression of her qualities as I have also described above."
— Ron, Former Client
"I am very happy with my lawyer who handled my divorce. During a difficult time she was understanding and supportive. It was such a relief and comfort to have someone on my side looking out for my best interests. After talking to several people who have recently been divorced, I am even more grateful for the job Mrs. McDonald did. When I hear about some of the terms of friends divorces I feel lucky to of had Mrs. McDonald, as I did not have to "give up" too much and she knew what was important to me. I would definitely recommend her services."
— Stephanie, Former Client
Jennifer McDonald focuses her practice on family law issues involving all aspects of divorce, custody, and post-decree issues. She represents clients across the State of Colorado, including but not limited to Arapahoe County, Adams County, Denver County and Douglas County.
After working for another prominent Denver family law firm for many years, Ms. McDonald founded The Law Firm of Jennifer S. McDonald, LLC with the vision of running a family law firm that is child and family focused.
Ms. McDonald handles cases involving high conflict divorce, dissolution of marriage, child custody, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, parental relocation, division of marital assets, grandparent rights, paternity, high asset divorces, civil protection orders, drafting and review of prenuptial agreements, and more. Ms. McDonald handles her cases from beginning to end to ensure you know what you have signed up for.
Ms. McDonald has two undergraduate degrees in English and Broadcast Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011. During her time as a law student, Ms. McDonald served as a guardian ad litem, representing children in court cases involving dependency and neglect. Ms. McDonald is trained in mediation, and uses her negotiation skills to settle many of her cases. Ms. McDonald takes a child centered approach to divorce, and works to ensure that outcomes are in the best interest of children.
Ms. McDonald is passionate about helping families through the sensitive and difficult divorce process. She understands that every divorce is unique. Ms. McDonald works with her clients to craft arguments and settlements; and, she works hard to help clients find resolution and closure.
Jennifer McDonald is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Arapahoe County Bar Association, and the Colorado Bar Association Family Law section. She is licensed in the State of Colorado and the District Court of Colorado.
Ms. McDonald is a native of Colorado. In her free time Ms. McDonald enjoys spending time enjoying the Colorado mountains with her husband and two children.
Colorado Judicial Branch, Child and Family Investigator Training, Certificate of Completion, 2017
Mares-Dixon and Assoc. and University of Colorado Student Mediation Services,40-Hour Mediation Training, 2011
University of Colorado School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2011
University of Colorado Boulder, BS - Bachelor of Science, 2006
University of Colorado Boulder, BA - Bachelor of Arts, 2006
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Arapahoe County Bar Association, Member, 2016 - Present
Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member 2018 - Present, Programs Committee- Member
Colorado Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section Member, 2018 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section Member, 2011 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
Women Owned Law Firms, Member 2018- Present
Thompson G. Marsh American Inn of Court - Member, 2011 - 2013
Children's Legal Rights Journal, Sexting and Excessive Text Messaging: Symptoms of Teen Dating Violence?, 2010
2011 Area 3 Annual Meeting, Zonta International Teen Relationship Violence Panelist, 2011
PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
Metro Volunteer Lawyers
18th Judicial District Family Law Day - Spring 2018
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado 2012
Super Lawyers, Colorado Rising Stars, 2019
CHILD AND FAMILY INVESTIGATOR
A Child and Family Investigator (“CFI”) is a third-party neutral who is hired in a child custody case to do a brief and focused assessment of the best interest of the children. The CFI is hired by the parties, or appointed by the Court.
The CFI has an opportunity to visit each parent's home, interview both parents, interview other related people and interested parties, and meet with the minor children. The CFI then writes a report for the Court regarding what they have observed of the parties. The CFI makes recommendations to the Court regarding parenting time and decision making, based on what they believe is in the best interest of the minor child/children.
Our attorneys are experienced in working with CFIs, and will be able to tell you if hiring a child and family investigator would be beneficial in your case.
Jennifer McDonald, an attorney at our firm, is a trained Child and Family Investigator. She is available for CFI appointments. Please call our firm to discuss her appointment if you would like to hire her for an investigation. Her email is JMcDonald@JennniferMcDonaldLaw.com and our phone number is 303-991-2740.