“Our firm philosophy has always been to help those in need so that they can get back on their feet both economically and emotionally.”
Jon Kidneigh graduated from the University of Denver School of Law in 1966 and was admitted to the Colorado bar that same year.
He started his career working with former Colorado Congressman Steve McNichol’s law firm and eventually left and formed a partnership with Roger Johnson, practicing Plaintiffs personal injury, product liability, and medical malpractice law.
Thereafter, Jon was a partner in several big and small Denver law firms until he became the head partner at Kidneigh, Hughes, Pelz, Leach & Clikeman, P.C., an all purpose firm he started in the 1970′s. By the mid-1980′s, that firm had grown to 16 attorneys under Jon’s management.
In 1980, Stephen Kaufman graduated from Rutgers Law School – Camden, New Jersey and Jon hired him as his law clerk. Upon passing the bar, Steve became his associate.
Although the firm engaged in a general practice, Jon and Steve limited their own cases to the Plaintiffs personal injury, product liability, and medical malpractice fields.
Together, in 1982, they had the honor of trying the first Toxic Shock Syndrome case to go to trial in the country against Procter & Gamble and its Rely tampon, obtaining a verdict in favor of a teenage girl who had almost died.
By 1985, Jon and Steve decided to leave Kidneigh, Hughes, et. al. so that they could form Kidneigh & Kaufman, P.C., a firm dedicated solely to helping accident victims. Within a few years, a number of attorney associates and paralegals were hired, and a worker’s compensation department was added. In 1993, Jon, being the lover of the outdoors that he is, moved to Carbondale and established a K&K branch office in Glenwood Springs.
From that point our practice involved not only assisting the injured in the Denver metropolitan area, but in protecting the rights of those in need throughout the Western Slope. Despite Jon’s retirement in June of 1999, the firm continues its work all along the Western Slope and for people all over the state.
Our firm philosophy has always been to help those in need so that they can get back on their feet both economically and emotionally. We do the work we do because we care about people. We don’t ever work for insurance companies or corporations, but instead have strived to do whatever we can to advance the cause of the individual.
This is why our firm motto has been from day one, “At Kidneigh & Kaufman, we help injured people, that’s our job.” Our goal, now as always, has been to provide quality, personal service in an effort to obtain the maximum recovery as fast as possible. To this end we are committed to making ourselves accessible, answering your questions, and resolving your claim in a fair and timely manner.
Our concern is with all those that have been injured and we have successfully handled both big and small cases, from the simplest auto accident to the most complex and demanding medical malpractice claim involving brain damage to a fetus resulting from an obstetrician’s neglect of fetal distress.
Yet our approach to getting you what you are entitled to remains the same whether your case is one that would settle for a few thousand dollars or more than a million.
We understand what accident victims and their families have to go through because of their injuries, and that any money they have is usually being used to just make ends meet, if that. For this reason we have tried to do what we can to make things a little easier. Your initial telephone call and in-office consultation are always without charge.
If you decide you want us to represent you, in most cases, we will do so on a contingent fee basis. This means that we are paid on a percentage of the amount you recover.
In other words, if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid! There are also costs that have to be incurred for such things as medical records, reports, expert fees, etc., that we will usually advance for you and wait to be reimbursed out of your recovery. This way you will not be paying out-of-pocket expenses as we go along with your case.
We also realize that despite what everyone says about us being a litigious society, most people do not want to be involved in a lawsuit. Therefore, we do everything we can to try and get your case settled without having to file suit, and we are able to accomplish this far more often than not.
I would ask that you please feel free to call should you have any other questions or if there is a matter you wish to discuss. I would also ask you to remember that our door is always open, that we care about the little guy, and that we are there to help you!