Djenita graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Pre-Law and a Minor in Spanish. In 2015, she obtained her law degree from the University of Illinois Chicago. Following graduation, she served as In-House Counsel and Assistant Vice President for Fidelity National Financial Inc., a Fortune 300 company and the country’s largest title insurance company where she provided legal support for title curative matters by way of claims resolution, litigation management, and foreclosure assistance for insured homeowners and sophisticated lenders alike. Following her time at Fidelity, Djenita worked as Corporate Counsel for Hensel Phelps Construction Co., one of the nation’s largest general contractors and construction managers, where she was one of five corporate attorneys assisting with every day legal compliance for a multi-billion dollar corporation. While at Hensel Phelps, Djenita assisted with the review and negotiation of multi-million dollar prime contracts with owners using various methods of project delivery, pre-litigation disputes including mechanic’s lien and payment bond claims, management of outside counsel on various matters, and overall assistance with federal audit compliance in relation to Davis Bacon Act claims and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
Djenita is passionate about community involvement and serves on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Weld County, the Young Professionals Advisory Board of WorldDenver, and the Bosnian American Genocide Institute and Education Center. She is also a member of the Future Leaders Forum for the Associated General Contractors of Colorado and enjoys meeting, and learning from, her peers in the construction industry.