Jennifer Kilpatrick is an experienced trial attorney who represents individuals under investigation or charged with serious criminal offenses. From misdemeanor and traffic cases to the most serious felonies, Jenn practices in state and municipal courts throughout Colorado.
During her time as a public defender in Jefferson County, Jenn acted as lead defense counsel for a full range of felonies including first-degree murder, COCCA, assault, burglary, complex economic crimes, sexual assault, internet sex crimes, offenses involving child abuse and sexual assaults on children, habitual criminal charges, and DUI. Throughout her years of practice, Jenn has developed exceptional advocacy skills in and out of the courtroom. She has tried nearly 50 cases and has consistently succeeded in securing acquittals and other favorable outcomes. Jenn prides herself on her ability to resolve cases short of trial. She is a skilled negotiator and has successfully achieved favorable outcomes including complete dismissal of charges, alternatives to incarceration, and reduced sentences in hundreds of cases.
Jenn has been invited to teach and facilitate numerous training seminars on topics ranging from negotiation, cross-examination, jury selection, habitual criminal litigation, defending against 404(b) evidence, preliminary hearing procedures, and the effective use of persuasion in closing argument and opening statement.
Jenn is a fifth generation Coloradoan. She completed her undergraduate degree at Colorado State University and her law degree at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER STURM COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2011
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A., Political Science, 2006
Activities & Affiliations
Colorado Bar Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Damon is an experienced trial attorney who has dedicated his legal career to defending individuals accused of crimes across Colorado. Damon spent twelve years working as a municipal and state public defender on the Western Slope, Northeastern Colorado, and Denver Metro area, fighting for thousands of people accused of crimes ranging from park curfew violation to homicide.
In his twelve years as a public defender, Damon learned that criminal defense attorneys must possess negotiation skills, a superior knowledge of the law, and an unyielding willingness to hold the prosecution to their burden of proof. Damon has built a reputation as a fearless trial attorney by taking more than 70 cases to trial - securing acquittals, dismissals, and favorable outcomes including mitigated sentences. He has also developed a specialized knowledge of treatment courts and harm reduction by serving as the criminal defense representative on the First Judicial District Veteran Treatment Court and the Denver Municipal Court Competency Diversion Project.
Damon earned his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School, where he served as chapter president of the National Lawyers Guild, was selected as a Rothgerber Moot Court Finalist, and represented indigent clients in the Legal Aid Clinic.