Grand Junction, CO
Jill Cenamo was born and raised in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology (emphasis in Criminal Justice) and Psychology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in both Sociology and Psychology. She was awarded Honors in Sociology and earned a Certificate in Criminology and Justice Studies. While attending the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Jill was awarded Presidential Status in The National Society of Success and Leadership.
Before completing her law degree, Jill worked for several years as a Court Judicial Assistant for County Court in the 4th Judicial District of Colorado in Colorado Springs. While attending law school, Jill was a Student Intern for the University of Wyoming Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project where she provided civil legal assistance to low-income victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. She assisted clients with a variety of legal matters, including divorce, custody, child support, guardianship, and immigration.
Jill earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming College of Law in May 2012, and she was selected as the recipient of the Wyoming State Bar Foundation: Outstanding Pro Bono Student Lawyer.
Jill served as a Deputy District Attorney for six years in the 11th Judicial District of Colorado where she handled a juvenile and District Court docket. As a Deputy District Attorney, she handled a variety of cases, including drug offenses, burglary, domestic violence, sexual assault, and murder. She was involved in all stages of the court proceedings and made charging decisions, engaged in plea negotiations, and successfully tried numerous cases to juries. In addition, she assisted members of the local Child Advocacy Center with their investigations by providing legal advice and participating in courtroom related trainings designed to improve investigative techniques, evidence collection and documentation, as well as courtroom decorum.
While serving as a Deputy District Attorney, Jill was a Criminal Justice Instructor at Pueblo Community College’s Fremont Campus.
Areas Of Practice
- Criminal Law
- Civil Litigation
- Family Law
- Estate Planning & Probate
- Business Law
- Real Estate Law
- Juvenile Law
- University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming
- Juris Doctorate - 2012
- Honors: Wyoming State Bar Foundation: Outstanding Pro Bono Student Lawyer
- University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
- Honors: summa cum laude
- Honors: Certificate in Criminology and Justice Studies
- Honors: Sociology
- Honors: Presidential Status in The National Society of Success and Leadership
- Major: Sociology (emphasis in Criminal Justice)
- Major: Psychology