Jennifer Robin Zimmerman

Founding Partner
Location:
Boulder, Colorado
Phone:
303-593-1874
Fax:
303-593-7851
Email:

My clients are whole people.

My representation doesn't stop with the case itself - I also help my clients with collateral consequences of both civil and criminal matters, ranging from consequences at school, housing issues, professional licensing, and with ongoing issues in civil cases. I take particular pride in approaching each case in a creative and unique way.

There is no one size fits all. My background in civil litigation gives me a unique perspective in criminal cases: I do not slide into the rut of "take the plea offer or go to trial." I craft creative solutions for each individual case. The same is true in civil cases. I do not adhere to standard approaches to settlement, and instead work to create a resolution that fits my clients' needs.

I am passionate about the law.

More specifically, I am passionate about advocating for my clients, and helping them achieve the best outcome in their case. Because my background includes both civil and criminal litigation, I have the ability to combine the high-level research-driven strategies employed in civil cases with the quick thinking courtroom work developed through representing clients in criminal matters. The result is a better approach to both civil and criminal litigation.

During my time in law school, I was an associate editor on the University of Colorado Law Review. In that capacity, I wrote extensive research-based articles for publication, and also edited the work of professional authors and law professors who were chosen to publish in the University of Colorado Law Review. I had the pleasure of working with the best and brightest law students and to work on cutting-edge legal issues and analysis.

I also represented people charged with crimes through the CU criminal defense clinic. This blend of research-based writing and analysis and hands-on practice at the trial court level has defined my practice throughout my career as a lawyer.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Litigation
  • 25% Criminal Defense
  • 25% Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2007

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Woman, 2007
    • Law Review: University of Colorado Law Review, Associate Editor, 2005 - 2007
    • Law Review: University of Colorado Law Review, Articles Editor, 2005 - 2007
  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: International Studies

Representative Cases

  • People v. Harte, 337 P.3d 1232 (Colo. App. 2012)
  • Harte v. 13th Judicial District (Colorado Ct. of Appeals)

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Front Range Community College, 2011
  • Appealing Administrative Findings of Child Abuse and the Trails Database, CCDB, 2010
  • Petitioning for Removal from the Colorado Sex Offender Registry, CCDB, 2009
  • New Trends in the Law of Search and Seizure, Lorman, 2008
  • Recent Trends in Wage and Hour Litigation, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • National Association of Women Lawyer's Outstanding Woman Graduate Award, 2007 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Member, 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Boulder Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Member, 2007 - 2011
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2007 - 2011

Past Employment Positions

  • Jurdem, LLC, Of Counsel, 2010 - 2015
  • Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP, Associate Attorney, 2007 - 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Colorado High School Mock Trial, 2013 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Owner, Boulder Wine Merchant
  • Founder & Board Member, Boulder Burgundy Festival

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • French