Anthony L. Leffert

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Education: B.S. in Accounting, Northwest Missouri State University With Honors; J.D., University of Nebraska LLM in banking and financial law, Boston University

Bar and Courts: Colorado, New York, Nebraska

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Anthony L. Leffert is a partner in the firm’s litigation practice group and represents clients in litigation throughout the United States and regularly has cases in Colorado, New York, California, Texas and Florida.  Tony has tried more than 100 jury and court trials.

Tony has more than twenty-five years’ experience litigating complex business, real estate, fraud, construction and white collar criminal cases including the defense of doctors and health care providers in health care fraud and illegal prescription matters.

His recent trials include:

  • successfully prosecuted claims of former partner in energy consulting business and successfully defended counter claims for alleged theft of trade secrets
  • successfully defended Buddhist Temple on constitutional grounds involving temple governance
  • successfully defended skydiving business against claims of negligence and nuisance in complex trial involving issues of federal aviation law
  • successfully obtained $2 mm jury verdict in Theft of Trade Secrets case involving mechanical designs of equipment
  • successfully defended and obtained dismissal of fraud claims against client in connection with a reverse merger with a Chinese National company in Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • obtained federal jury verdict in excess of $1.1 million and successfully defended numerous counterclaims by the defendant in a case involving the development of a high-rise condominium project in Clear Lake, Texas
  • successful prosecution in a jury trial involving the defective design of oil field equipment and fraud, and successful defense of counterclaims of more than $1 million
  • successful prosecution and settlement of a case for a corporate executive wrongfully terminated by the purchaser of his business
  • successful defense at trial of a real estate developer together with a judgment for the developer on its counterclaims
  • successful defense of a $4.7 million claim for defective software in federal court in New York
  • successful defense of two related real estate development cases in Colorado
  • successful prosecution of an employment and breach of fiduciary duty case in Nevada

He is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only society representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.  Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.

Tony was a ten year member of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee.  He is a board member of the Golden Back Pack program serving underprivileged children.  Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Colorado Bar Association, a member of The Faculty of Federal Advocates, a Denver-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of legal practice in Colorado.  Tony is actively involved in coaching youth sports and serves as pro bono counsel to Jefferson County Junior Association Baseball.

Tony graduated from Northwest Missouri State University, with a B.S. in  Accounting with honors. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska and obtained his LLM in banking and financial law from Boston University where he was the Senino Award winner. He is admitted to practice law in Colorado, New York and Nebraska.

Tony served as a Federal Prosecutor with the Criminal Division, Fraud Section, in Washington D.C. and was later appointed Deputy Special Counsel to the Attorney General for Financial Institution Fraud and worked as an advisor to Attorney General Janet Reno.

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