Experience & Background

Bar Admission

Colorado State Courts

Admitted October 30, 1984

Continuously in good standing and never subject to any disciplinary action or investigation

Current Employment

Office of the District Attorney, First Judicial District

Jan 1988 - Present

Steve Jensen is presently a Chief Deputy District Attorney for the First Judicial District. He is the District Attorney supervisor in charge of District Court Divisions 8, 9, 11 and 12 in Jefferson County and for Gilpin County. In addition to handling major cases, he supervises nine felony case prosecutors, provides direct oversight over all Gilpin County operations, including filing all felony cases for Gilpin County, and provides divisional coverage to my District Court divisions as needed. He has previously served as the Chief Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Crimes Against Children Unit, the Juvenile Crime Unit, and over the Intake Unit. In his 31 years with the District Attorney's Office for the First Judicial District, he has spent one year in County Court, including as the County Court coordinator, and 15 years as a felony prosecutor in District Court, with 4 of those years in the Crimes Against Children Unit, and 15 years as a Chief Deputy District Attorney.

Prior Employment

Associate Attorney, Law firm of Ozer, Keil, & Trueax

February 1987 - January 1988 

Steve Jensen worked as an associate attorney doing personal injury and worker's compensation claim litigation under the supervision of law partner John Trueax. Experience included conducting two personal injury jury trials and numerous worker’s compensation hearings.

Deputy District Attorney, 10th Judicial District | Pueblo, Colorado 

October 1984 - Februay 1987

Steve Jensen was appointed to this position by District Attorney Gus Sandstrom. He worked as a Deputy District Attorney assigned to County Court (Judge Alex Martinez) and then as County Court Supervisor. He also administered a DUI interdiction and training grant, handled the office's civil forfeitures, and did some appellate work, including arguing the case of People v. Archuleta, 719 P. 2d 1091 (Colo. 1986), the first case ever argued before the Colorado Supreme Court at a public high school as part of Law Day. During his two years and 4 months with the office, he conducted some fifty County Court trials and six felony trials.

Law Clerkship, U.S. Army JAG Corp | West Berlin, West Germany

Summer of 1983

First law clerk to be assigned to West Berlin during the Cold War