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.
As the daughter of founding partner Steve Kaufman, Jenny had worked at Kidneigh & Kaufman since she was just a teenager. While working at the firm, she got to see first-hand how personal injury attorneys can help people through some of their most difficult times.
She also was able to see how her dad was able to zealously and successfully represent his clients against insurance companies and corporations and how passionate he was about his work. After graduating from law school, Jenny decided to follow her father into the family business where she could work with her dad helping injury victims.
Jenny works on all types of personal injury cases, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claims, bad faith, slip and falls, premises liability, products liability, and medical malpractice. She is a member of the Denver Bar Association (DBA0, the Colorado Bar Association (CBA), the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), and the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
After almost five years in Adams County, Charlie decided to join his wife, Jenny, and father-in-law, Steve, at Kidneigh & Kaufman, P.C. where he could continue working with and on behalf of victims and injured people. Since starting at Kidneigh & Kaufman, P.C., Charlie has had the privilege of representing clients on a wide variety of cases, including premises liability, slip and falls, car accidents, trucking accidents, uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claims, bad faith, products liability, and medical malpractice, to name just a few.
Charlie loves working on these types of interesting cases and being able to work with his wife and father-in-law every day. However, his favorite part of the job is being able to represent victims and and assist those people who were hurt by someone else’s negligence. When Charlie first meets with his clients, they are often at their lowest point: they are hurt, they have bills that need to be paid, and they don’t know what to do.
Being able to help victims through this difficult time, guide them through the process and improve their lives is incredibly rewarding for Charlie and why he enjoys his job so much.
The Kidneigh & Kaufman difference is based on the fact that we care about all of our clients and so we treat each client like a person, not a case. We actually return phone calls and an attorney, and not just a paralegal, will be involved in handling your claim.
One thing you can be sure of is that someone will always be there to help you through the process and you will always be able to talk to someone about your case.
We make it our job to try to understand what each client is going through so we can do our best to obtain the maximum recovery we can.
This explains why insurance companies and corporations have paid more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts to our clients.