“All Our Cases Have One Thing in Common,
We Give Each Case and Each Client the Attention they Deserve.”
Denver Personal Injury Lawyer
We’ve Been Helping People Injured in Accidents for Over 30 Years
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Meet Our Legal Team
It’s always a good thing to know a little about the lawyer representing you and so here’s what you should know about me. I’m a Colorado native, married, and have 5 kids (I can’t begin to tell you how many little league teams I’ve coached).
I’ve been practicing personal injury law in Colorado for over 30 years and I’ve handled all kinds of cases, big and small. I went to Rutgers Law School and Jon Kidneigh, who I later became law partners with, gave me my first job. Two years in, Jon and I tried the first toxic shock syndrome (TSS) case to go to trial in the country against Procter & Gamble. From that point on I’ve successfully handled almost every kind of personal injury case, many of which have been difficult and complicated.
I’ve helped people and families obtain substantial recoveries where there have been brain and burn injuries, birth traumas, and insurance company abuse. My resume is a thick one and you can click here for the details, but the gist is I’ve won cases at trial and on appeal, spoken at lawyer seminars and conventions, held positions in legal associations, and written and edited a number of legal articles. The best part about my job is that I’m able to make a living helping people who have been hurt and need help.
I do not and will not represent insurance companies or corporations who only want to pay out as little as possible and care nothing about fairness. Instead I’ve been taking them on for three decades. Even better, my attorney daughter Jennifer and my attorney son-in-law Charlie are helping me carry on the fight.
Jennifer Crichton is originally from Littleton, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003 with a B.S. in marketing. She went on to attend law school at the University of Denver and obtained her law degree in 2006.
After working in both criminal and corporate areas of law during law school, she made the decision to begin working for her Dad, Steve Kaufman, in August 2006. After watching her Dad work as a personal injury attorney for over 30 years, it has been a wonderful experience for her to be able to join him at his practice.
During her time at Kidneigh & Kaufman, she has been involved in all types of personal injury matters, including: automobile and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, dog bite attacks, sexual assaults, product caused illnesses and injuries, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, disability, wrongful death, and many other cases involving serious injuries, permanent impairment, and/or significant disfigurement.
She enjoys working on behalf of Plaintiff’s and helping those who have been injured understand their rights and obtain compensation for their injuries. She currently lives in Denver with her husband, Charlie, also an attorney at Kidneigh and Kaufman, and their two sons.
Charles “Charlie” Crichton grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson with a B.S. in Economics in 2003.
After spending his first year out of college working for the Arizona branch of a national mortgage lending bank, Charlie decided to escape the Arizona heat and come to Colorado, where he obtained his law degree in 2006 from the University of Denver.
Charlie spent his first four years after law school working as a Deputy District Attorney in Adams County. During his time at the District Attorney’s Office, Charlie had the opportunity to work on nearly every different type of criminal case, ranging from traffic offenses all the way up to first degree murder. He tried over 50 jury trials in his 4 years, giving him substantial trial advocacy experience and understanding.
In 2011, Charlie left his job in Adams County to come join the Kidneigh and Kaufman team with his wife, Jenny Crichton, and his father-in-law, Steve Kaufman. Charlie has had the privilege of representing personal injury clients in a wide variety of case including automobile and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, dog bite attacks, product defect cases, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, disability, and many other cases involving serious injuries, permanent impairment, and/or significant disfigurement.
Additionally, Charlie represents criminal clients in all stages and types of criminal proceedings including traffic, misdemeanor, and felony offenses.
When he is not working, Charlie enjoys spending time with his wife and their two young boys, Griffith and Cameron. When he can sneak away for a few hours, Charlie likes spending his time outdoors running, golfing, snowboarding, or playing basketball.
I am a Colorado native, married for 20 years, with two teenagers. I’ve also practiced law for 20 years. I worked at many blue collar jobs growing up, including laborer, assembly line worker, painter, hod carrier, landscaper, truck driver, forklift operator, janitor, and cook.
These jobs enabled me to pay my way through college and law school. Because of this background I see Colorado Law through the eyes of the working men and women who do the rigorous work to provide us all with the goods and services we need. Consequently, it was only natural for me to decide to become a workers’ compensation attorney so I could help people injured on the job.
I have handled everything from death and paralysis cases, down to extremity, arm and leg claims. Indeed, I believe I have handled cases involving almost every part of the body that can be injured on the job.
I have also had the honor of representing a countless number of people on their Social Security Disability claims. These are some of the most heart-rending claims I have been associated with because they involve people who are so sick, or injured they cannot return to work in any capacity.
It is my job to help them get through the complicated requirements of the Social Security system so they can get the financial assistance they are entitled to.
I feel very proud and fortunate that I have been able to help people with their Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases and would consider it a privilege to represent you.
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