I am the founder and lead attorney of Jennifer B. James, P.C. As an attorney, I specialize in family law — divorce, child custody, support and related matters. I also handle criminal defense for clients charged in Colorado with driving under the influence, driving while ability impaired or traffic infractions.
As a family lawyer, I’m strongly influenced by my background as a child and family educator. As an undergraduate, I worked with young children from infancy through six years old. After finishing school, I worked as a teacher in the federal Head Start program, helping young parents adjust to the demands of raising a child while working toward a diploma. Thanks to that experience, I understand the pressures that young families face and how conflict in a family can affect its youngest members. I will work my hardest to help my clients resolve their legal matters with the minimum possible emotional and financial strain. I believe strongly that the best divorce settlements are the ones the spouses write themselves, with help from a mediator or arbitrator if necessary.
I also practice criminal defense law, concentrating mainly on defending clients accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while ability impaired and other traffic violations.
Before opening my own Colorado Springs law office in 2005, I served the Texas State Legislature as a Health Policy Fellow from the University Of Texas School Of Public Health, where I had the privilege of drafting legislation and advocating on health issues. I have also completed coursework and research towards a Master’s in Public Health.
I received my law degree at the University of Houston and my undergraduate degree in Child Development and Family Relationships at the University of Texas. In my spare time, I enjoy the many outdoor recreation opportunities provided by life in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain foothills.
Featured Pro Bono Activities
- Beer & Wine Tasting Legal Aid Fundraiser
- In my free time I enjoy Sport Mountain Climbing, Mountain Biking, and Hiking.
- University of Houston Law Center - Juris Doctorate, 5/2004
Health Law Organization – Treasurer
Student Bar Association
Hippard Mock Trial Competition
- University of Texas – Austin - B.S. Child and Family Relationships, 12/1999
The National Dean’s List
Kappa Omnicron Nu Honor Society
Busines Foundations Program (Highest Distinction)
Child and Family Special Interest Group – President
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity – Treasurer
Mock Trial Team
- University of Texas School of Public Health - Houston, 5/2004
Completed Coursework for Masters of Public Health
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
- Colorado Bar Association
Member Since: 2004
- El Paso County Bar Association
Member Since: 2005
New Lawyers Section (Current Member)
Library Committee (Past Member)
Women’s Section (Current Member)
Family Law Section (Current Member)
Beer & Wine Tasting Legal Aid Fundraiser (Current Member)
- Inns of Court - Ben S. Wendelken
Member Since: 2006
- 1 Committed Advocate
- 2 Specializing in Family Law & Criminal Defense
- 3 17+ Years of Experience