David Jelsma represents clients in all phases of general and complex litigation in federal courts, state courts, and arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Jelsma graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Colorado Law School, where he completed judicial externships with the Honorable Timothy M. Tymkovich of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Honorable Scott T. Varholak of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. While in law school, Mr. Jelsma was an Articles Editor for the University of Colorado Law Review, a Teaching Assistant for first-year legal writing students, Vice President and Student Bar Association Representative for the Food Law Society, and a Law School Student Ambassador.

Before pursuing the law, Mr. Jelsma spent nearly a decade in the agriculture and food and beverage industries, working as a waiter, cook, supervisor, and farmhand.


  • JD, University of Colorado Law School, 2019, Order of the Coif
  • BA, English, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2010, National Merit Scholarship Commended Student
  • Colorado

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