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Jessie Goldfarb

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Jessie Goldfarb is an accomplished attorney who focuses her practice on divorce and family law matters. She has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer working on complex cases where significant values and financial interests are at stake, and provides careful and expert counsel to clients facing important transitions in their family lives.

Prior to joining The Harris Law Firm, Jessie served as a Senior Enforcement Attorney with the EPA, where she enforced environmental laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Superfund Law, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Toxic Substances Control Act. As part of this work, she led teams of Agency scientists and engineers, as well as EPA and U.S. Department of Justice lawyers, to pursue polluters for penalties and cleanup costs at Superfund and other sites, and negotiated high-dollar settlement agreements with the regulated community and other stakeholders.

Jessie holds a B.A. in History, magna cum laude, from Brown University and her Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law. After earning a Master’s degree in Psychology in 2009, Jessie decided to focus her practice solely on divorce and family law to resolve legal issues presented by familial relationships with insight and understanding, and with zeal honed by her prosecutorial experience.

As a skilled negotiator and litigator, Jessie takes a firm and fair approach to provide top-notch representation in both settlement discussions and the courtroom. With her training in Psychology, she understands the value of treating clients with compassion and care, and encourages them to view their present circumstances as an opportunity to transform their lives for the better.

When not in the courtroom or otherwise lawyering on behalf of clients, Jessie enjoys all things Louisiana, including its flora, fauna, and culture, and especially zydeco music.

The bayou at Lake Martin near Lafayette, Louisiana in early spring 2019. The water is full of adult and baby alligators, and pink spoonbill birds fly overhead in February and March. Lots of white egrets there too!

  • Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award, for settlement of Clean Air Act chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) cases, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 2008.
  • Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award, for accomplishments related to Safe Drinking Water Act Public Water System Program, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 2007.
  • National Silver Medal, for settlement of federal district court litigation associated with the Lowry Landfill Superfund Site, U.S. EPA, Washington, D.C., 2006.
  • Enforcement Achievement Award, for settlement of federal district court litigation associated with the Lowry Landfill Superfund Site, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 2005.
  • Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award, for accomplishments related to the Lowry Landfill Superfund Site, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 2003.
  • Award for representation of EPA-Region 8 in federal district court litigation associated with the Lowry Landfill Superfund Site, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 2002.
  • Special Act Award, for settlement work associated with the Lowry Landfill Superfund Site, U.S. EPA- Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 2001.
  • Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award, for cost recovery work associated with the Lowry Landfill Superfund Site, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 2000.
  • Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 1999.
  • Bronze Medal for Commendable Service, for development of a national enforcement policy resolving Superfund liability for contributions of municipal solid waste, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 1999.
  • Award for accomplishments related to the Lowry Landfill Superfund Site, U.S. EPA -Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 1994.
  • Environmental Quality Award, for participation in the Curriculum Infusion Program at Edison Elementary School, Denver, Colorado, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 1994.
  • Award for negotiation of a Remedial Design/Remedial Action Consent Decree, Lowry Landfill Superfund Site, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 1993.
  • Award for negotiation of a Remedial Design/Remedial Action Consent Decree, Wasatch Chemical Superfund Site, and for negotiation of an Administrative Settlement Agreement, Limon Elevator Superfund Site, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 1992.
  • Award for negotiation of an Administrative Order on Consent, Operable Unit II, Denver Radium Superfund Site, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 1991.
  • National Superfund Team of the Year Award, for work on the Denver Radium Superfund Site Team, U.S. EPA, Washington, D.C., 1990.
  • Award for providing “exceptional support” to the Martin Marietta Superfund Site Team, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 1990.
  • Regional Superfund Team of the Year Award, for work on the Denver Radium Superfund Site Team, U.S. EPA-Region 8, Denver, Colorado, 1989.
  • Colorado, 1996
  • Louisiana, 1986
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Family Law Section, CBA
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • Boulder County Long-Range Planning Commission, Boulder Colorado.
    • Chair, January 1993-April 1994
    • Member, March-December 1992, May-December 1994
  • PLAN-Boulder County, Boulder, Colorado.
    • Secretary, February 1992-January 1993
    • Board Member, February 1993-February 1994
  • Boulder County Open Space Task Force, September 1991-March 1992
  • Working Group on Development of City of Boulder Wetlands Protection Ordinance, Boulder, Colorado, 1991-92
  • Louisiana Coastal Advisory Committee, Environmental Defense Fund, September 1984-May 1985
  • Brown University, B.A. in History, magna cum laude, 1981
  • Tulane University School of Law, J.D. 1985
  • University of Santa Monica, M.A. in Psychology, 2009
  • Family Lawyer Volunteer, Free Legal Clinic, Boulder County Bar Association, Boulder and Lafayette, Colorado, January 2019-Present.
  • Volunteer, Family Court Ask-an-Attorney Program, 20th Judicial District, Boulder, Colorado, February 2018-Present.

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