Member Profile: Hon. John P. Leopold (Ret.)

Hon. John P. Leopold (Ret.)
JAMS Inc
410 17th Street
Suite 2440
Denver, CO 80202
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Tel: (303) 534-1254
Fax: (303) 534-1255
Website: www.jamsadr.com/leopold

CO Chapter: www.ColMediators.org

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; Insurance Umpire

 

Hon. John P. Leopold (Ret.) has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Appellate
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Commercial/Business
Condominiums
Construction
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Divorce (High Asset)
Elder Abuse
Eminent Domain
Employment
Family Businesses
Insurance
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Nursing Homes
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Probate
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes
Torts
Trusts / Estates
Wrongful Death

 

BIOGRAPHICAL:

Hon. John P. Leopold (Ret.) served as a District Judge for 19 years, and as Chief Judge for 4 years, in Colorado’s 18th Judicial District, the largest district (in terms of population) in the state. Prior to his appointment, he was a private practitioner, representing a wide range of individuals in civil, domestic, probate, juvenile, and criminal matters.

Since joining JAMS in 2010, Judge Leopold has mediated and arbitrated a variety of complex matters involving many types of law, including medical malpractice, business litigation, personal injury, insurance coverage, and contracts (commercial and personal).

EDUCATION:

  • Chief Judge, Colorado’s 18th Judicial District, 2002-2006
  • District Judge, 18th Judicial District, 1987-2006
  • Private Practice of Law, 1974-1987
  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1974
  • B.A., Colby College, Waterville, ME, 1968
  • United States Air Force, 1968-1972

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Received Alumni Professionalism Law Star Award, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, October 2013
  • Received Martin P. Miller Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arapahoe County (Colorado) Bar Association, January 2012
  • Received 1999 Judicial Excellence Award from the Colorado Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates; 2001 Outstanding Judicial Officer Award from the Colorado Judicial Branch; Lifetime Membership, Colorado Association of Community Corrections Board
  • Colorado Bar Foundation Trustee, 2015-present
  • President, Colorado District Judges Association (1998); Vice President, Colorado Trial Judges Association (1998); President, Arapahoe County Bar Association (1985-1986); Fellow, Academy of Court Appointed Masters
  • Master, Thompson G. Marsh Inn, American Inn of Court
  • Member: Colorado, Arapahoe County, and Colorado Women’s Bar Associations
  • Frequent presenter at CLE programs for Continuing Education in Colorado, Inc. (Colorado Bar Association); Colorado Judicial Branch; Colorado Women’s Bar Association; Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Member, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Alumni Council (Chair: 2008-2010); Co-Chair, Council's Bar Passage Committee

Rates

Mediation: $325.hour Arbitration/Special Master/Private Judge: $400./hour
 
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