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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

A Second Chance

I cannot express enough gratitude for the exceptional legal representation provided by Attorney Monahan. Facing a daunting traffic case that left me feeling like my life was over, she stepped in and truly became my lifeline. Her expertise, dedication, and unwavering support not only secured a favorable outcome but also gave me a second chance at life.

Throughout the entire process, she exhibited professionalism and empathy, understanding the gravity of the situation while also believing in the potential for redemption. Her strategic approach and meticulous attention to detail were evident in every aspect of my case, ensuring that no stone was left unturned.

I want to emphasize that I am in no way undermining the seriousness of my actions or the potential consequences. However, thanks to her skillful advocacy, I am now able to move forward with renewed hope and determination.

I wholeheartedly recommend her and the entire team at Wolf Law to anyone in need of legal representation. Their commitment to their clients’ well-being and their relentless pursuit of justice truly sets them apart. Thank you Cassandra Monahan for giving me a second chance and for your unwavering support every step of the way.

— Andy

My Case

Jeffrey handle my domestic case with sympathy and understanding. He reviewed all the facts and found that l was actually the victim in his opinion and never should have been put in the position l found myself. He reviewed his findings/opinion with the DA and got my case dismissed. Jeffrey was very thorough, sympathetic and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him.

— Glen

I Couldn’t Have Asked for a Better Lawyer

Until the night of my DUI, I had never been in trouble before so one could only imagine how scared I was. Facing a DUI with a possible felony/assault charge, I honestly wasn’t sure how I was going to get through it all. I happened to find Jeffrey Wolf through another lawyer. After meeting with him in person, I knew immediately that he was going to help me. I was a complete wreck from day 1 and yet he made me feel at ease with every meeting, phone call and court appearance.

One of the traits I appreciated most was his honesty. Mr. Wolf told me straight up from the beginning what could happen and what I was facing but reassured me that he would do everything he could to get me through it with the best outcome. Having him there with me through this process and through every court appearance with him by my side made it easier to handle and I am so grateful to have worked with him. At the end of it all, I was able to get probation with a deferred judgment on my case. I would absolutely refer Mr. Wolf to any of my friends and/or family!

— Nichole G.

Professional and Honest

I was worried about looking for a lawyer because I have never done so before, but Jeff Wolf made it super easy for me and I couldn’t have been more happy with his services. He called me anytime something happened with my case or needed anything from me. He got me out of a 10 day jail sentence which really helped me since I started school this week. Honestly it was nothing but a professional and honest experience.

— Robert A.

Jeffrey Wolf is an Exceptional Defense Attorney

From my very first conversation, I knew that I was in good hands being represented by Jeffrey Wolf. He was extremely honest about my situation and gave me clarity about possible and likely outcomes, never sugarcoating anything. Mr. Wolf has excellent communication skills as he explained all the aspects of my case to me in great detail. He skillfully navigated me through the most difficult and stressful event of my entire life while always exhibiting concern for my personal wellbeing throughout the process.

I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to represent me. Mr. Wolf was great during negotiations with the DA, great in the court room (which was always done via WebEx), always very calm and confident, but firm and never let himself get pushed around by anyone. As a result, Mr. Wolf negotiated a much lower sentence with the DA which allowed me to avoid prison time enabling me to be home with my wife and continue watching out for my 91 years old father.
Thank you, Mr. Wolf!

— Mike Forstner

Deferred Sentence, Sealed Record For Pot Possession

In July of 2009 I was charged with possession of marijuana. I contacted Jeff with Wolf Law and worked with him to find my best options. Jeff was very knowledgeable, honest and professional. He worked quickly and effectively to get me a deferred sentence and ultimately seal the record of this infraction. I also had a prior charge that was many years old that was also a deferred sentence. Jeff worked to seal that record in order help maintain my privacy. I now have used this ability to change my field of work and pass a background check with no infractions visible on my record. My life is moving onward and upward due to the help that was provided by Wolf Law. Thank You Jeff!

— John

Expedient, Thorough and Effective

Fortunately, I don’t find myself needing legal representation often…only once before have I needed an attorney. My situation was interesting…I was given a disorderly conduct summons and felt it was far beyond the pale in terms of its validity. I didn’t want this on my record and needed help navigating the legal process. I did some research on a few attorneys and read about Jeff Wolf’s practice. I called Jeff and we spoke the same day. He listened to me and I met with him a few days later. He took the time to explain his process and approach, which made sense to me and seemed to be in the right dollar range for what we were dealing with. Thankfully, my case was dismissed. Jeff took the time to show the DA that there were inconsistencies all over the place and that there was no way I was guilty…likely shouldn’t have even been issued a summons. As I said to Jeff, I hope I never have to talk with him again, but I won’t hesitate to call if need be.

— Christian

The best in Colorado!

Mr. Jeff Wolf was a pleasure to work with. He did an excellent job representing my case. He walked me through the whole process answered all of my questions and concerns. I am very pleased as his client with his professionalism, attention to detail, communication, and most importantly the result he was able to achieve for my DUI case to be dropped. Definitely will be recommending Jeff Wolf Law to family and friends.

— M.Ramos

I Was Very Well Represented by Jeff

Regarding a DV assault charge, Jeff was able to have the judge do something he stated he’d never done in any similar case: he deferred my sentence, reduced probation, reduced the amount of classes I would have to take from being many weeks on end to 2 days, and instead of requiring a no-contact order (which would have left me homeless and unable to speak to my partner via any means), he placed me on a no-contact order with alcohol… That alone was the best thing I could hear.

Without going into details of my case, this was the best possible outcome I could have been given, and I’m so happy that I was recommended to him by a fellow law professional that went to school with Jeff. I will be using him again when the time comes to put this case behind me for good, and would recommend him to anyone who needs expert defense, and wants someone to explain your case in simple, yet professional terms. I felt very well taken care of. Thank you again, Jeff!

— Laurie A.

So Glad I Hired Jeff Wolf for My DUI Case

I was originally considering not hiring an attorney since this was my first DUI offense but I’m definitely glad I did. It was my first DUI but I was involved in a one-car accident and totaled my car. I started to worry about the possible consequences after reading the penalties online. I contacted Jeff’s office after reading reviews on AVVO left by other clients. From the beginning he was very straightforward regarding possible penalties and possible outcomes, and gave me the details of what he would do if I hired him.

We worked out what strategies we would use for the DMV and Court. Without going into too much detail, I have to say that I was extremely happy that I decided to hire Jeff. Immediately after hiring him I felt a lot less stress about the whole situation. He was always in contact with me every step of the process and even did things for me that I didn’t have to do myself, like my DMV hearing.

Every DUI case is different based on many different circumstances, so I can’t say that my results will be yours, however I was extremely happy with my results. He won my DMV hearing, and I didn’t lose my license and got pretty much the minimum penalties in court. Overall, I would recommend him to any family or friends who find themselves in the same situation. I have several friends who had similar situations who couldn’t believe how lucky I was to get the outcome that I did. Thank you for everything Jeff!

— Daniel G.