C. Darin Jensen
C. Darin Jensen has dedicated his entire legal career exclusively to domestic relations and family law, and he joins Nixon Shefrin Ogburn Drew to continue this pursuit and passion. Prior to joining the firm, Darin spent fifteen years with a prominent boutique family law firm where he developed and demonstrated the skills, expertise, and professionalism that have earned the respect of his colleagues, the courts, and other professionals within the family law community.
Every family is unique. Every case is different. There is no “one-size-fits-all.” Darin’s relationship-based practice puts the focus on you and the most important pieces of your life – your family, your children, your work, your future.
In his practice, Darin embraces the roles of advisor, ally, and advocate. Practical. Creative. Persuasive. Credible. Darin strives to meet each client’s unique needs and objectives, whether that be through settlement negotiations or in the courtroom.
Darin’s practice focuses on the full range of family law matters:
• Legal Separation
• Child Custody
• Child Support
• Protection Orders
• Post-Decree Modifications
• Marital Agreements
• Paternity Actions
• Interstate/Int’l Jurisdiction
• Grandparent Rights
• Non-Parent Rights
• Parental Termination
• Parental Relinquishment
• Unmarried Parents
Education and Background
After earning his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 2003, Darin began his legal career as a judicial law clerk. Working closely with judges, he gained an understanding of family law matters from the unique perspective of the court. These practical insights are imbedded in Darin’s advice and in his preparation and approach to litigation.
Before law school, Darin double-majored in sociology and history at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and then went on to the University of Oklahoma where he was a graduate teaching fellow and supplemental instructor and tutor. To this day, Darin still brings this teaching background to his practice, conveying complex information to clients and the courts.
Professional and Community Activities and Associations
Committed to the legal profession, to the family law community, and to the public he serves, Darin is an active member in organizations that improve and advance the service and professionalism of lawyers, including the Colorado Bar Association-Family Law Section, the Arapahoe and Douglas-Elbert Bar Associations, the Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Darin is honored to have been nominated by his peers for inclusion as a Rising Star in Colorado’s Super Lawyers, as well as having been invited to be a presenter and author for continuing legal education materials for his family law colleagues.
A Glimpse Beyond Work
Darin enjoys everything Colorado has to offer for outdoor activities, particularly snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking and climbing in Colorado’s mountain playground. Darin and his wife are nearing completion of their first lap of Colorado’s 14ers, having stood atop 42 of the state’s highest summits so far (some multiple times), and they’ve already started on their second lap with new routes and approaches. What a fantastic way to see this wonderful State!
While hopefully not a reflection of his judgment or sanity, Darin freely admits to being a die-hard Colorado Rockies fan, and will proudly wear purple, even in hostile confines of opponent’s stadiums!
When at home, Darin can often be found in the kitchen tinkering with recipes and techniques as an aspiring home chef and mixologist, while taking special care not to overfeed the family Pomeranian, who is invariably underfoot.