Jennifer Longtin founded JLongtin Law to serve the community’s criminal defense needs in a new way. Dedicated to serving the mentally ill who are involved in the criminal justice system; she litigates issues of competency, sanity, and uses a client's situation and history to find treatment alternatives to incarceration. Jennifer has worked with veterans, those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, individuals with serious mental illnesses and mood disorders, victims of domestic violence, and the developmentally delayed, to make sure that the prosecution understands how their unique life experiences play into their current situation and needs.
Jennifer is an attorney who is passionate about seeking justice for all people. She is a former Colorado State Public Defender with experience in trial, negotiation, and appellate work. Jennifer has tried cases ranging from simple traffic offenses and DUIs to murder and complex sex offenses. She has argued and briefed cases in front of the Colorado Supreme Court, as well as the Colorado Court of Appeals. She has appealed felony and misdemeanor convictions, and litigated post-conviction proceedings including motions for sentence reconsideration and petitions regarding ineffective assistance of counsel. Jennifer believes that trial is only the beginning of the fight for her client's liberty.
Jennifer is dedicated to moving both the criminal justice system and the legal profession into the future. She serves as the Alternative Defense Counsel Representative to the Colorado General Assembly’s Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal Justice System to provide a voice, at the state level, for the concerns of clients in the system. Jennifer is a board member of NAMI Colorado, where she supports families and individuals, across the state, in finding compassionate support for their mental health needs. Jennifer is also involved in providing training to community members and attorneys, in Colorado and across the United States, in mental health specific representation. In addition, Jennifer is a Litigation Counsel of America Fellow, a recognition reserved for top trial and appellate lawyers in the bar. Jennifer constantly strives to make JLongtin Law the best firm to represent our clients’ needs.
Jennifer regularly speaks on mental health and criminal justice issues. Contact her today about your next event.