Jennifer McDonald

Jennifer McDonald

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Englewood, CO

The Law Firm of Jennifer S. McDonald, LLC
 | 6860 S. Yosemite Court, Suite 2000
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 303-991-2740
Fax: 303-796-0545
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jennifer McDonald focuses her practice on family law issues involving all aspects of divorce, custody, and post-decree issues. Jennifer is also taking estate planning clients. She has been trained in Collaborative Divorce. 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 was trained in 2017 to work as a Child and Family Investigator ("CFI"). She is currently taking CFI cases, and enjoying helping the Court determine what is in the best interest of children in high-conflict custody cases. 

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. She also traveled to India in 2011 to study domestic violence. Ms. McDonald is atrained mediator, 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 case outcomes are in the best interest of the 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, the Colorado Women's Bar Association, and the Colorado Bar Association Family Law section and the Solo and Small Firm 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.

 

About Jennifer McDonald

Admitted: 2011, Colorado

Professional Webpage: https://www.jennifermcdonaldlaw.com/

Honors/Awards:

  • University of Colorado sponsored fellowships for work in a non-profit environment, or for a judicial officer. Ms. McDonald participated in this fellowship by working at Colorado Legal Services in the Family and Child Unit. , Fall 2011 Judicial Fellowship, University of Colorado , 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate of Completion - 40 Hour Colorado Judicial Branch Child and Family Investigator Training  (Not an Actual Certificate), 2017
  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals-  Intro to Collaborative Practice Training- December 2019, 2019
  • State of Colorado, Bar Admission, 2011
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado, Bar Admission, 2012
  • Certificate of Completion, The Mediaiton Process, 40-Hour training program in the theory and practice of mediation, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado Bar Assocation, Family Law Section, Member, 2011
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member, 2018
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, Member, 2018
  • Colorado Bar Assocation, Member, 2011
  • Thompson G. Marsh American Inn of Court, 2012
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Programs Committee, Member, 2018
  • W.O.L.F. (Women Owned Law Firms), Member, 2018
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association, Member, 2017
  • Colorado Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section, Member, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Child and Family Invesitgator Appointment for Magistrate Teesch-Maguire, Arapahoe County District Court, 2018
  • Arapahoe County Pro Se Clinic, 2019
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers -Family Law Court Program Volunteer, 2018
  • University of Colorado Law,Public Service Pledge Program - Completed 370.25 law related public service hours as of 8/2/2010, 2010
  • 18th Judicial District Family Law Day, Spring, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • How new technology can be used to perpetrate and perpetuate emotional abuse among teenagers., Author, Sexting and Excessive Text Messaging: Symptoms of Teen Dating Violence?, Loyola University Chicago, Children's Legal Rights Journal, 2010
  • Give presentation on Estate Planning for Catholic Church. , Presenter/Author, Estate Planning: More than Just Wills and Trusts, Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Parish , Estate Planning, 2019
  • Speaker at Gensler for their Employee Benefits Parent's Group on Estate Planning Basics, Speaker , Estate Planning: More than Just Wills and Trusts, Gensler, Estate Planning, 2019
  • Jennifer presented on Dissolution of Marriage to the Women's Estate Planning Counsel on May 9, 2019. This was an accredited CLE presentation. , Presenter/Author, Dissolution of Marriage: Division of Marital Property and Maintenance Considerations, Women's Estate Planning Counsel , Dissolution Of Marriage, Divorce, Estate Planning, 2019
  • Area 3 Annual Meeting, Teen Relationship Violence , Panelist, Zonta International, 2011
  • An outline of what Parties who have gone through a divorce with children should consider as they start making vacation plans for the summer. , Author, Planning Your Summer Vacation After Divorce, The Law Firm of Jennifer S. McDonald, LLC Blog, Family Law, 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Travel to India to study domestic violence, divorce, and child abuse laws with University of Colorado Law School, Spring, 2011

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Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Colorado- Boulder, 2006
  • Study Abroad, Norwich, England, Spring, 2005
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Colorado Law School, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University of Colorado - Boulder, 2006

Industry Groups

  • Family Law
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Office Location for Jennifer McDonald

6860 S. Yosemite Court
Suite 2000
Englewood, CO 80112

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Last Updated: 12/16/2019

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