Jennifer Robin Zimmerman

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. As a criminal defense lawyer in Boulder I do not adhere to standard approaches to settlement, and instead, work to create a resolution that fits my client’s 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 cases. 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 for 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 working on cutting-edge legal issues and analyses.

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.

  • Litigation 50%
  • Criminal Defense 25%
  • Civil Litigation 25%
  • Colorado, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2007
University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
  • J.D. - 2007
  • Honors: Dean's List
  • Honors: National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Woman, 2007
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • B.A. - 2002
  • Major: International Studies
  • People v. Harte, 337 P.3d 1232 (Colo. App. 2012)
  • Harte v. 13th Judicial District, Colorado Ct. of Appeals
  • Adjunct Professor, Front Range Community College, 2011 to 2011
  • Appealing Administrative Findings of Child Abuse and the Trails Database, CCDB, 2010 to 2010
  • Petitioning for Removal from the Colorado Sex Offender Registry, CCDB, 2009 to 2009
  • New Trends in the Law of Search and Seizure, Lorman, 2008 to 2008
  • Recent Trends in Wage and Hour Litigation, 2010 to 2010
Honors and Awards
  • National Association of Women Lawyer's Outstanding Woman Graduate Award
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2007 to Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Member, 2007 to Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2007 to Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2017 to Present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Boulder Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Member, 2007 to 2011
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2007 to 2011
  • Jurdem, LLC, Of Counsel, 2010 to 2015
  • Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP, Associate Attorney, 2007 to 2010
  • Colorado High School Mock Trial, 2013 to Present
  • Owner, Boulder Wine Merchant
  • Founder & Board Member, Boulder Burgundy Festival
  • English
  • French