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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

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.

Thanks for your help

Cassandra Monahan helped me get the best results I needed for my case. I highly recommend! Much appreciated!

— Melissa

6-Month Jail Sentence Reduced to 90 Days

I was arrested in May 2014 for a warrant that I had since 2010 for DUR, I was facing a six month jail sentence that would have caused me to lose my business, home, as well as once again re-offend me. After countless calls and conversations and meetings with numerous attorneys I was referred to Jeffery Wolf. By simply speaking with him over the phone I felt a little at ease, until I met with him and after that I was completely at ease. He made feel the way an attorney is suppose to make a client feel. He was extremely personable, caring, honest, completely honest, and very detailed as to what his process is and what will take place in court.

On the day of my hearing Jeff arrived a little early and had me wait in the hallway while he stepped into the court room and went to bat for me. The result was a 0 point violation allowing me to keep my DL, a six-month jail sentence reduced to 90 days in-home detention, and a $67 fine, which was way more than I expected.

I highly recommend Jeff he is an excellent attorney that takes your case as serious as you do. I hope I never have to hire an attorney again but if I do without a doubt Jeffrey Wolf will be my first and only thought.

— David

Jeff Wolf

I was very impressed with the services provided and knowledge of him, and his firm. His direct communication and direction were very helpful and very much appreciated.

Thank you.

— Steve Bares

Excellent Representation

After finding myself wrongfully accused of a DUI charge, Mr. Wolf fought to show the DA that I was not guilty and ultimately got the charge dismissed. Mr. Wolf’s knowledge, professionalism, and effectiveness made me feel comfortable and confident throughout my case. He was always more than willing to answer any questions I had promptly and thoroughly. Although this was an unfortunate situation, I couldn’t have asked for better representation. I would highly recommend Mr. Wolf!

— Anonymous

Colleen Kelley and Wolf Law

In the past few years I have had the unfortunate circumstance of needing a criminal defense attorney. I cannot overstate how fortunate I was to have chosen Colleen Kelley. I can honestly say that without Colleen on my side that I would have been sentenced to significantly more time and more serious charges than were warranted in my situation.

Colleen is undoubtedly a major reason as to why I am free today and able to move on with rebuilding my life. I would without hesitation recommend Colleen to anyone who needs a criminal defense attorney.

— Matthew M.

Expert Help

I am glad that I was referred to Jeff. His capable counsel turned a really big mess into a straightforward procedure. All my contacts with the entire staff at Wolf Law were outstanding. Jeff was able to explain very complicated proceedings in a way that made sense and allowed me confidence that I was fully prepared. Jeff’s professionalism both inside and outside the courtroom was an immense help during a tough time. Legal troubles are very stressful, and it is important to have someone working for you with the experience and knowledge to be able to help. Jeff provided that and more: never feeling lost in the situation was an added benefit that was priceless. I would highly recommend the team at Wolf Law.

— John B.

Very confident and competent attorney! I am very happy with Jeff

I contacted Jeff Wolf after I had some family issues that also carried potential criminal charges. I spoke with him as soon as i realized how severe the situation could be and he offered great legal advice that lead to me bringing him on as my personal attorney. The charges against me were dropped and I never had to go to trial but throughput the entire process Jeff was in touch and taking care of everything I needed. I am very happy with his services and would certainly work with him again if I was in the situation.

— Daniel E.

The best lawyer you could ever hire !!!

Jeffrey Wolf is the best lawyer you could ever hire. He most definitely went way above and beyond the call of duty for me and my case. I’m sure that some of you have hired other lawyers in the past and it seemed like they drug their heels, and wouldn’t return calls, which made you feel that they didn’t care about you.

As far as I’m concerned that will never happen to you if you hire Jeffrey Wolf. He treated me like I was either his best friend or a member of his family, that’s how I felt dealing with him. I honestly looked forward to his calls. He seems like a super cool/good guy. If I lived in Colorado I would be honored to even hang out sometime, maybe shoot some pool, go bowling, ect just have fun. But the most important thing as far as business goes he got an amazing result for me in the case he represented me for. If yall don’t hire Jeffrey as your attorney then you’re making a HUGE mistake that you will probably regret the rest of your life. Again tyvvvvvvvm Jeffrey Wolf for taking care of me. You are the best.

— Francis White

Jeff Wolf was Well Worth the Investment

When you get charged with a crime it is tough to deal with, mostly because you are embarrassed and disappointed with yourself for what you have done. I was charged with theft and was very worried about what type of impact that would have on my business professional career when applying for jobs. I contacted a few lawyers but knew that Jeff was the right direction to take. He made me feel more at ease knowing that people make mistakes and that this would not effect my whole life. He was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions or concerns that I had.

During my time with Jeff he made me feel very comfortable and I knew going into everything what to expect, what to say, and how to present myself. Whether you hire a lawyer or not is your own decision. But to me what Jeff was able to provide was well worth it. I literally told him my story, how I felt and what type of outcome I was looking for on the first day. Besides showing up with him to court he did everything else and took care of everything. We were sentenced to the verdict that we were looking for and now I can move forward and put this case behind me. Thanks for all your help Jeff it was much appreciated.

— Nick