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, 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.


Activities & Affiliations

Colorado Bar Association

First Judicial District Bar Association

Colorado Women’s Bar Association

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

L.Y.R.I.C. Volunteer

Bar Admissions



Juris Doctor, 2011

B.A., Political Science, 2006

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