Jennifer Helland is a founding partner of Knies Helland & McPherson Attorneys at Law. Ms. Helland’s practice specializes in complex child custody disputes, military divorces, and high asset divorces. She is also a certified mediator conducting both mediations and arbitrations for parties with or without lawyers, a Child Legal Representative, and Parenting Time Coordinator and Decision Maker. With over 13 years of experience exclusively in family law, and another two years prior as a Deputy District Attorney in El Paso County, Ms. Helland has extensive litigation experience making her stand out amongst her peers. She is a highly skilled negotiator and litigator who reaches favorable and creative results for her clients both in and out of the courtroom.
Jennifer Helland has a unique background for working with families going through a divorce since she has previously worked as a psychotherapist. Jennifer has represented hundreds of people with a wide range of issues and is well trained in Domestic Violence, Military Divorce as well as Business Valuations and Executive Compensation. She is a vigorous advocate for her clients’ interests, staying highly involved with every aspect of their case. She prides herself in knowing how to move a family matter forward, whether by reaching an agreement or litigating the matter.
Jennifer is a graduate of The University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota. In keeping with the nationally recognized St. Thomas tradition of commitment to public service, Jennifer has dedicated ten years to public service primarily with assisting juveniles and their families. Prior to law school, Jennifer assisted in writing and implementing a district-wide truancy policy and program for local school districts in Minnesota and served as a behavioral specialist.
Jennifer is dedicated to the practice of family law and currently serves as a Board Member of the Executive Counsel of the Colorado Bar Association’s Family Law Section. She is also a fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, El Paso County Bar Association, and Ben S. Wendelken American Inn of Court. She has served on the Board of Governors for the Colorado Bar Association and is the former Family Law section chair of the El Paso County Bar Association. Jennifer is a founding member and current board member of Liberty Tree Academy, a traditional American Education charter school in D49. Jennifer has written numerous articles that have been published locally on different family law and military law matters. She has taught other attorneys and pro se litigants at numerous conferences and CLEs in the areas of military retirement, third party visitation, ethics, and trauma and is our in-house trainer.