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criminal defense attorney, Colleen Kelley
Location:  Denver, Colorado
Phone:  (720) 479-8574
Fax:  (720) 458-1344
Colleen@WolfLawColorado.com

Colleen Kelley is a partner at Wolf Law. She has dedicated her practice to providing excellent and compassionate representation of the highest quality in criminal cases. She understands that every criminal case is as unique as the individuals involved.

 From the very beginning of her practice, Ms. Kelley has witnessed the enormous and often life-changing consequences that criminal charges and convictions can have on a person.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Kelley was with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office. Ms. Kelley started as an intern with their Denver office after law school and spent the next four years practicing criminal defense in their Castle Rock office.

While with the Public Defender, Ms. Kelley represented thousands of clients in county, juvenile and district courts, in both rural and urban jurisdictions. In her career she has handled cases ranging from:

  • DUI/DWAI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Illegal Weapon Possession
  • Sexual Assault
  • Internet Luring
  • Attempted Murder
  • Complex Financial Crimes/Securities Fraud Cases (Otherwise known as White-Collar Crimes)
  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Harassment
  • Menacing
  • Traffic Matters
  • And many more

She started off as a law clerk with a Denver firm specializing in white-collar criminal defense and complex litigation. During her time as an attorney, she earned a reputation as a fighter who works tirelessly for her clients and never backs down. She entered private practice in order to be able to devote the attention needed to each individual client and to focus on consistently improving quality representation.

Ms. Kelley was born in Massachusetts and relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico during and after her undergraduate years. She is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has since made Denver her home. In her free time she is an avid skier and motorcycle rider.

Areas of Practice

100% Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice of Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

State of Colorado, 2010

Education

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2010
The College of Sante Fe
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 2003

Continuing Legal Education

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar DUI Conference, 2016

Felony DUI: The Law and Penalties, 2015

Honors and Awards

2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star

2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star

2018 AVVO Client’s Choice Award

2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star

2017 AVVO Client’s Choice Award

Deans List, College of Santa Fe

American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys: 2015 Top 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 2015-Present

Community Involvement

Financial consideration given to current and former military service members

Classes Taught

DMV Collateral Consequences to the Colorado State Public Defenders Office New Lawyer Orientation, August 2019
DMV Collateral Consequences to the Colorado State Public Defenders Office, May 2019
DMV Collateral Consequences to the Arapahoe County Public Defenders Office, June 2018
DMV Collateral Consequences to the Douglas and Arapahoe County Public Defender’s Offices, July 2017
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Municipal Court Masters Series, June 2016

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Testimonials

Winning the Case

Colleen Kelley came through for me when I thought all else was lost. Colleen worked diligently and kept up the fight; she was able to get the job done, and I’m so appreciative for her work.

— Randy J.

Hire A Lawyer You Can Relate To and Trust

I happened to find Jeff through a Google search for a DUI lawyer and I would have to say I really lucked out. I had heard horror stories about attorneys that overcharged their clients and that they would send others to represent them in court. From the initial phone call he helped me understand the process and prepared me for what was ahead. Having never needed a lawyer he was patient and made sure I understood everything before making any decisions. Jeff always made me feel like I was on the same level as him which I really appreciated. Jeff always prepared me for the worst, but in the end with his hard work and suggestions beforehand he managed to get me a pretty good deal. The best advice I could give is to be informed and START EVERYTHING right away. I would also say to hire a lawyer that you can relate to and that you trust. Don’t waste your money on someone that isn’t going to give you the personal attention you deserve. I would gladly recommend Jeff Wolf! He is down to earth and I never felt judged. He gave it to me straight and without hiring him I don’t know where I’d be. Thanks Jeff!

— Issac

Beyond the Best

Jeffrey Wolf has been a beacon of hope to me when my situation seemed limited and unlikely of a positive outcome. He represented me for a DUI and as a domestic violence victim and did a phenomenal job on both. Not only was he able to defend and represent me, but his empathetic and ethical demeanor offered hope to myself and someone I truly care about. My partner and I are eternally grateful for his service, and I hereby recommend him without hesitation since I could not imagine a better result without him representing me.

— Marisabel

DUI Savior

Mr. Jeff Wolf is truly the best of his kind. He was able to help me out during a DUI case reducing my charges down to the best possible outcome. What could’ve been a worst case circumstance, Mr. Wolf turned into best case scenario through his knowledge and expertise with ease. Mr. Wolf provided me with guidance and insight and there is no one else I would’ve rather had in my corner advocating on my behalf. He is the best lawyer out there who is a straight shooter and an incredible mentor. I am lucky to have had him represent me. He is thorough, knowledgeable, hard working and extremely trustworthy. I owe him all of my gratitude for getting me through this.

— S. Martinez 

Amazing Results

I worked with Jeffrey on my first DUI case. I had a high BAC but instead of focusing on that, he had me focus on the things I could do before court to prepare. I did my part and he did too. 2/3 charges dropped, 1 largely reduced which prevented any jail time. I’m so thankful, highly recommend Wolf Law.

— Aaron S.

I Would Give Wolf Law 50 stars Out of 10 if I Could

I wanted to take a moment and give a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Wolf Law (and Colleen Kelley specifically)!

I had contacted Wolf Law recently regarding a previous offense and legal registration questions. This was for Sex Offender De-registration for the State of Colorado. After taking the time to review my case, my information, etc. etc, Wolf Law was able to take my case.

Considering the amount of time and effort involved to be removed, I am extremely grateful for Colleen Kelly/Wolf Law’s assistance in the matter.

After almost a decade, I was removed from the registry, and can now put a long chapter of my life behind me.

I would give Wolf Law 50 stars out of 10 if I could.

Again, THANK YOU Wolf Law for all your assistance and help in this matter!

I would very very very much recommend Wolf Law for your legal needs and/or situations. Please take a moment to contact them if you need to!

— Anonymous

AMAZING LAWYER

Mr. Wolf was recommended to me through my cousin. I was facing a very serious legal matter and Mr. Wolf was amazing. He explained everything to me in detail. He listened to my questions and was very helpful. I am so thankful that he was my lawyer.

— Amy K

Incredible Defense with the Perfect Outcome

When I was arrested at a concert hall for trespassing and placed in a detox center it didn’t feel right. I had confronted the police in order to find out why they where arresting somebody I knew and within seconds of my questioning I was in cuffs and associated with a crime that I seemingly had nothing to do with.

When I was released from detox I thought it was over but then I understood that I had to appear in court and my previously clean record was facing the documentation of a criminal charge. I wanted to try to keep my record clean and with some help I hired Wolf Law.

Given the relative simplicity of my case I only had to meet at the office of Jeffrey Wolf a handful of times. From the first visit I could tell that Jeffery was very professional and very serious. As more of my case was revealed and in consecutive meetings I could tell that Jeffery was building a strong defense.

While he couldn’t promise me any certain outcome his resolve to defend me as strongly as he possibly could was obvious. On my first court date, before much of the details of my case where known, I was accompanied by Jeffrey Wolf’s associate lawyer Colleen Kelley. Colleen defended me with a skillful amount of experience and made it possible for Wolf Law and me to buy more time and obtain the legal information required to build a defense.

On my second court date, after having met several times, I was accompanied by Jeffrey. Jeffrey told me to wait outside the courtroom and I complied. After roughly 20 minutes he reappeared to me with a welcoming smile and gave me the good news that he had gotten my cased dropped.

I’m not quite sure what he did in those 20 minutes but I can say with satisfaction that it was an amazing job. I felt, with fingers crossed, that it was a possibility that my case would be dropped but when it actually happened I almost couldn’t believe it. I’m very thankful for the work and service that was provided by Wolf Law. For them I have the utmost respect and my recommendation to anyone needing legal service goes to them with 100% certainty in their ability to promise and do their best.

— Christopher P.

Great Attorney

I contacted Mr. Wolf through a reference from a separate out-of-county attorney’s office. I was very pleased with his professional attitude and staff, but mostly the results he was able to achieve for my case. I would definitely recommend Jeff and hire him again if I ever need to.

— Jeremy

A Man of Passionate Action!

Colorado Law had recently passed a law, that would help me in the messy situation I was in. I knew immediately I had to find a lawyer to discuss the situation and the circumstances surrounding the process, and eligibility requirements for my specific case. I have to admit, I was very nervous reaching out to any lawyers who could help me.

So I did my research to the best of my ability, and having questions to ask to confirm I was making the right choice in a lawyer. A friend of mine who had previously worked with Mr. Wolf, had strongly recommended that I contact him. I am very grateful that I had! He was very respectful, and had a obvious passion to help me, asking specific questions surrounding my situation so that we can both deal with the issue at hand. Talking me through the processes and possible outcomes, straight forward. No sugar coating, which is nice because I value honesty.

Throughout the whole process, I was comfortable, and very trusting, as questions were answered accurately and after I tried contacting him with new questions or comments, he would return my call or email within 24 Hours! That showed me that he cared and was on top of his workload.

Nonetheless, the outcome of my case worked really well for me, and was a success. And for that, I want to show my gratitude.

Thank You Mr. Wolf for being on my side! I strongly recommend to anyone looking for a well competent lawyer, to contact Jeffrey Wolf at Wolf Law!

— Erwin H.