Jennifer O'Connell

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Denver, Colorado

Queener Law, LLC
Jennifer O'Connell
Queener Law, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation

Licensed in Colorado since: 2017

Education: Appalachian School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023
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Queener Law, LLC

3200 Cherry Creek S Dr
Suite 520
Denver, CO 80209 Phone: 720-696-9088 Email: Jennifer O'Connell Visit website


Jennifer is the Owner and Managing Partner of Queener Law's Colorado office. She and her team focus on premises liability, commercial trucking, bicycle and motorcycle collisions, and auto collisions. Jennifer also serves her colleagues as an Attorney Consultant for written discovery, discovery disputes, and Rule 30(b)(6) depositions, as well as assists them in deposition and trial preparation of clients and witnesses.

Jennifer is a trial lawyer, having settled many cases but also gone to jury trials more than most attorneys in her home venue throughout much of her career. She has tried cases in multiple states and over 35 counties. She has appeared in state and federal courts and argued in the Court of Appeals. 

In addition to the honor of Super Lawyers' Rising Star, Jennifer has been named Colorado Trial Lawyers Association New Trial Lawyer of the Year and Law Week's Barrister's Best Civil Litigator 2020.

She has served as a Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors Member, Executive Committee Member, Co-Chair of the CTLA Women's Trial Lawyer's Network, Co-Chair of the CTLA Blockbuster Seminar Committee,  Co-Chair of Open Forum (WTLN's Monthly Women's Roundtable), and member of two legislative task forces. She was Co-Chair and Co-Founder of Inner Circle MasterMind networking group for female small firm owners. Her pride and joy, though, is her work as the Vice President of The Rescue for PTSD, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be service dogs for Veterans living with PTSD.


First Admitted: 2009, Tennessee

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Educational Background:
  • Appalachian School of Law - Juris Doctorate, 2009
  • East Tennessee State University Honors College - B.S. in Political Science with Minor in Biology, 2006
  • University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa - International Studies, 2005
  • University of Tennessee College of Law - Juris Doctorate (transfer student), 2009
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Western District of Tennessee, 2011
  • District of Colorado, 2017
  • Middle District of Tennessee, 2012
  • License to Practice Law - State of Tennessee, 2009
  • Eastern District of Tennessee, 2010
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Poole vs. Dealer's Warehouse - Commercial Trucking Trial - Largest Punitive Damages Verdict in a non-DUI, non-fatality case., 2017
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Quarterly submissions of satirical articles on issues involving technology, transportation, and the law. , Transportation Column, Denver Bar Association's The Docket, 2019
  • Implementing the RISE Method for preparing lay witnesses for both direct and cross-examination. , Speaker, Preparing Lay Witnesses for Deposition and Trial, Trial Guides, Civil Litigation, 2022
  • Implementing the RISE Method to prepare your expert witnesses for both direct and cross-examination. , Speaker, Preparing Expert Witnesses for Deposition and Trial, Trial Guides, Civil Litigation, 2022
  • Plugging female-identifying attorneys into their "trailblazing" predecessors for lessons learned and vice versa, so that all can help propel each other forward into the next phase, professionally and personally, leaving the exercise with real, meaningful steps for evolution. , Co-Chair, Forward Momentum Exercise and Roundtable, Women's Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Litigation, 2022
  • Using the RISE Method as a tool to not only prepare your Expert for direct and cross exam, but also to cross your opponent's expert witness, as well. , Faculty, Litigation Nuts and Bolts - Prepping Your Expert and Crossing Theirs, Colorado Bar Association, Civil Litigation, 2022
  • Introduction to the RISE Method of client testimony development. , Guest Speaker, Deposition Prep for Clients and Witnesses, 1st Judicial District Seminar, Civil Litigation, 2022
  • Changing the narrative of the approach of Rule 30(b)(6) depositions from theme targeting to discovery inducement and motion motivating practices. , Speaker and Co-Chair, Redefining Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Blockbuster Seminar, Civil Litigation, 2022
  • Promoting dialogue of further evolution in strategy in discovery and deposition techniques in premises liability and commercial trucking litigation to increase case value and promote client development. , Speaker, Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions and Discovery Strategies, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association's Case Assistance Committee, Civil Litigation, 2021
  • Outlining potential theories of liability for restaurants and places of accommodation., Panelist, Premises Liability Panel, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Litigation, 2021
  • A discussion of the evolution of a small business from its infancy through middle age through retirement, and paths to success at all stages. , Panelist, Cultivating Small Business Panel, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Litigation, 2019
  • Speaking with local teens and pre-teens about the legal and statistical dangers of distracted driving as they reach the age of licensure. , Guest Speaker, Joel Feldman's End Distracted Driving Presentation Series, 2019
  • Bi-monthly features of varied local businesses and the stories that make them unique. , Freelance Writer, Small Business Spotlight, LoHi Lifestyle Magazine
  • An in-depth, multi-year study of the effect the actions and inactions of the public sectors of each of these three countries had on the veracity of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in segments of their private sectors and how those compared to the others. , Author, The Influence of Public and Private Sectors on HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention in South Africa, China, and the United States, 2006
  • A review of business succession planning with an eye to the legal repercussions of varied legal entities. , Co-author, Business Continuity and Succession Planning: The Special Appeal of Limited Liability Companies, Lexis-Nexis Expert Commentary, 2008
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • InnerCircle Mastermind Professional Women's Group, 2020
  • Colorado Womens Bar Association, 2017
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association - Board of Directors, 2020
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association - Women's Trial Lawyers Network - Co-Chair, 2020
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association - Blockbuster Seminar Committee Co-Chair, 2019
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association - Executive Committee, 2020
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Vice President of the Board - The Rescue for PTSD, 2021
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Selected for Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) Class of 2022, 2021
  • , New Trial Lawyer of the Year, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2021
  • , Barrister's Best Civil Litigator, Law Week, 2020

Office location for Jennifer O'Connell

3200 Cherry Creek S Dr
Suite 520
Denver, CO 80209


1 Year Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

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