Jennifer D. Duettra
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Jennifer, a Colorado lawyer since graduating from Harvard Law School in 2004, is an accomplished litigation and transactional attorney. She has litigated in state and federal courts, including construction and contract disputes, fraud, claims of improper interference with existing contract rights, and established, protected business advantage claims for "piercing the corporate veil," business partnership disputes, and indemnity disputes. Jennifer has participated in all manner of alternative dispute resolution, exhibiting effective skill in mediation and arbitration proceedings before independent mediators/arbitrators and through the more formal procedures of the American Arbitration Association. She has participated in and supervised a family law clinic dedicated to providing pro bono legal assistance in matters concerning parenting, child support, custodial, and visitation rights.
As well as trial work, Jennifer has gained extensive experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts for sophisticated owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. She has prepared construction and architectural services agreements for a nationwide retailer, a governmental entity, developers, property owners, construction managers, contractors and subcontractors.
Jennifer is well versed in drafting custom construction documents, as well as negotiating revisions to the standards form AIA agreements and ConsensusDocs and agreements drafted by others. Jennifer also has extensive experience drafting and reviewing real estate documents such as leases, purchase contracts and deeds of trust.
A Colorado native, Jennifer graduated as valedictorian from Rampart High School in Colorado Springs in 1996. In 2001 Jenn graduated cum laude from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication and Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 2004.
Jennifer began her legal career with the Denver office of an international law firm, at first specializing in construction law. As her legal skills and natural talent were quickly recognized, Jennifer's practice expanded beyond construction law into general commercial litigation as well; and she has continued to maintain a practice with an emphasis on construction litigation and contract work.
- Business Transactions
- Financial Institutions
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Real Estate
- Colorado State University, B.A., 2001
- Harvard Law School, J.D., 2004
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association