About Jill

Why Choose Jill? Straight talk. Great relationships. Strategic and skilled. That's good lawyering, and good business.
That's Jill Edinger.

Trust Jill Edinger with your legal matters. Her years of experience and hard work ethic has earned her a reputation for being fair, practical, and strategic about how to succeed on a range of legal claims.

Jill's Education and Professional Affiliations

Brown University (Member of the Ivy League), Providence, RI, 2002, Bachelor Arts (with high honors)

London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England, Master’s Degree, 2005

Georgetown University Law School, Juris Doctor (summa cum laude, GPA 3.6), 2008

Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY (2008-2011)

Associate, Thomas Genshaft PC (later Praxidice, PC), Aspen, CO (2011-2015)

Associate, Holland & Hart LLP, Aspen, CO (2015-2017)

Deputy District Attorney, 9th Judicial District of CO, Glenwood Springs, CO (2017-2020)

President, Pitkin County Bar Association, Aspen, CO (2014); Vice President (2013); Treasurer (2012)

Member, Bar Association - Pitkin County, Aspen, CO; Garfield County - Glenwood Springs, CO

Member, Trademarks Committee, New York City Bar Association (2009-2011)

National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) – 3 day intense deposition training program, 2016

Colorado District Attorneys’ Council, Trial Skills for Prosecutors (basic and advanced), 2017, 2019

Colorado Bar Association, DUI and DUID: Advanced Practice, 2016

“Misrepresentations in the Real Estate Sale Process:  Know the Law”, presented to Aspen area real estate brokers, 2016

“Trademarks and Intellectual Property Basics for Small Businesses”, presented to Aspen area businesses 2015-2016

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EXPERIENCE


If you’ve been charged with a DUI or DWAI in Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Silt, or the Vail Valley, Jill Edinger will defend your rights and help minimize your losses. As a former prosecutor, Jill has handled hundreds of DUI and DWAI matters and knows what it takes to get the best results possible.

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Whether you’ve been charged with domestic violence, drugs, assault or harassment, child abuse, theft, criminal mischief, fraud, or a serious traffic infraction, Jill will walk you through the process and help maximize your outcome. Jill has handled hundreds of criminal matters, negotiated hundreds of plea agreements and dismissals, and handled over 25 criminal trials.

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Jill has over ten years of civil litigation experience, ranging from contract disputes to real estate cases and complex business litigations. Example cases include a lawsuit regarding the malfunction of sports equipment that led to serious injuries for a rock climber on Independence Pass, a business dispute between partners of a major real estate firm, and multiple representations in contract disputes. Call today to learn how Jill can assist you in bringing your dispute to efficient and practical resolution.

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Family disputes are some of the most difficult legal matters to attend to. Having a trusted advisor who can help you understand your options and likely outcomes is invaluable. Family law also often overlaps with other areas – domestic violence and child abuse on the criminal side and business and real estate disputes on the civil side. It makes a difference to have a litigator who has experience in those areas. Jill understands the issues and will be honest with you about them. If you're looking for an attorney who's reasonable in their approach to resolution, but willing and skilled to fight the fight in court - that’s Jill.

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"I cannot imagine what would have happened if I had not called Jill."
- Josh H.

All lawyers have their own style. For Jill, this means advocating strongly for her clients while always being fair and reasonable in efforts to bring stressful, costly disputes to an acceptable resolution. She understands that behind every dispute or case in court is a real business and real people. The costs of legal matters have to make sense for your goals – Jill gets that. Her long-term relationships with other lawyers make it possible to negotiate matters based on mutual respect and trust.

But sometimes, disputes cannot be avoided. In those instances, Jill goes to bat for her clients all the way to trial. She’s handled dozens of civil and criminal trials, and she’s not afraid to be a fighter her clients. Her experience gives her a range of tools to find common ground, but is prepared for conflict when necessary.

Jill’s legal education at a top ten law school combined with distinguished city firm experience provided her with world-class legal training.  The high expectations in those demanding environments prepared her to be a leader from the start of her legal career in Aspen.  Experience at a local smaller firm prepared Jill for hands-on work with high stakes matters and gave her an understanding of how to effectively represent clients through a boutique firm practice, while offering the service level associated with a global firm.

To Jill, your business and personal goals come first.  She works hard to minimize your stress in times when you require the help of legal counsel.

Finally, Jill is a mom – the ultimate patient multitasker with creative, effective dispute resolution solutions!

Jill (Teehan) Edinger has been practicing law since her graduation from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, DC (summa cum laude) in 2008. She began her career with a preeminent Wall Street firm in New York City. In 2011, she traded the subway for the slopes. Jill brought her experience to the Roaring Fork Valley when she was recruited by a foremost civil litigation firm in Aspen. She's been a practicing attorney in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2011. She enjoys skiing, golf (poorly) and hosting parties when she's not lawyering.