Ben Leoni

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(303) 861-2828 xt. 2582

 

 

 

Ben is an experienced litigation, employment, and natural resources attorney. He represents national and regional companies in all areas of employment law, commercial litigation, and natural resources litigation.

Ben joins the Firm after spending seven and a half years litigating commercial, land use, and employment matters for a full-service firm in Portland, Maine. During this time, he successfully represented clients at all stages of litigation and handled numerous trials as “first chair” counsel. His land-use litigation practice saw him handle some of Maine’s most complex title and easement disputes that relate back to this country’s earliest 1600s colonial land grants and patents. Ben also maintains a healthy appellate practice, having argued and briefed many cases before the Maine Supreme Court.

Outside of the office, Ben is a fully-sponsored backcountry skier who has appeared in numerous ski movies as well as Powder, Skiing, Freeskier, Backcountry, and Ski magazines.

Colorado Super Lawyers® named Mr. Leoni a Rising Star, General Litigation, 2015 - 2018, 2020.

Education

Vermont Law School
J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 2011
Vermont Law Review, Head Notes Editor

Bates College
B.A., Political Science
Senior Thesis: Applying Realist and Neoliberal theories to the US-Canadian softwood lumber trade dispute

Publications & Awards

  • Super LawyersTM Rising Star, General Litigation, 2015-2018
  • 2011 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing
  • Resolving Disputes in the Northern Forest: Lessons from the Connecticut and Moosehead Lakes, 35 Vt. L. Rev. 295 (2010)

Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado*
Maine
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

*Application for admission pending. Practice temporarily authorized pending admission under C.R.C.P. 205.6