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Jessica Schmidt

Associate

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Jessica Schmidt represents clients in the energy and resource industries in litigation.

Since joining Holland & Hart, Jessica has worked on a wide-array of complex and challenging natural resources cases, including lease and right of way issues, pipeline disputes, probate disputes involving oil and gas issues, Indian law issues, wrongful death, and royalty disputes. Jessica is also a member of Holland & Hart’s workplace safety and emergency response team, specializing in defending regulatory enforcement matters initiated by OSHA, MSHA, DOT, and PHMSA. She has assisted clients with internal investigations and defended civil and criminal litigation. Jessica is a critical member of the Holland & Hart natural resources litigation group.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Jessica was a trial lawyer with Ridley McGreevy & Winocur, worked for several years as a Deputy State Public Defender in Arapahoe County, and clerked for former Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Bender. She has tried over 25 jury trials and argued before the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.

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Experience

Environmental and Natural Resources Litigation

  • Contract disputes of all types
  • Oil and Gas Royalty
  • Pipeline disputes
  • Wrongful Death
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Appeals

Client Results

Representative Matters
  • Published Cases include:

    • People v. Jorlantin, 193 P.3d 258 (Colo. 2008).
    • People v. Williamson, 249 P.3d 801 (Colo. 2011).
    • People v. Smith, 254 P.3d 1158 (Colo. 2011).

Publications

Education

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Board of Continuing Legal Education of Colorado, Executive Committee
  • Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court, Program Chair, 2015-2017
  • Denver Bar Association, Representative to the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors, 2013-2017
  • Colorado Bar Association, Fellow
    • Incoming Bar President Nominating Committee, Member, 2015
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training, Training Class Participant, 2011 and Program’s Committee Member, 2012
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • LGBT Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
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