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Reason: Not Practicing

Practice areas:

Mediation, Estate Planning

  • Greenwood Village, CO

About Me

Presently retired and only providing consulting services for attorneys and members of the regular public. I can steer you in the direction of a good attorney in the area of the law that you are seeking, but I have applied for "inactive" status because of physical disability and desire to pursue other career aspirations.


Former judge, prosecutor, and current attorney with 22 years of experience in Colorado. Always offered free initial consultations with clients. Concentrated on estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, etc.), business, civil litigation, domestic relations/divorce, criminal defense, and a variety of probate ssues. Also licensed in the State of Minnesota (inactive) and Washington, DC (inactive), as well as federal courts. Worked with clients on a slow pay/low pay basis and sliding scale basis. 

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Languages Spoken: French

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Practice Areas

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Mediation: 50%
    22 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

366 total 

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  • John B. Elbert

    Chris is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation.

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Contact Info

Mediator/Arbiter

8400 E. Prentice Avenue
Penthouse Suite
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCSuspended199305/25/2015
MNInactive199306/29/2015
CODisability Inactive199208/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - stayed suspension
    issued in MN, 2014

    updated

    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Minnesota. Stayed suspension means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with certain requirements. The State also monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Christopher’s comment: “This was the exact same situation as the Colorado incident and needed to be reported to the State of Minnesota, even though I am INACTIVE in MN. As such, it is NOT another ethical violation whatsoever. MN simply adopted the 2 years of probation ordered by Colorado and did NOT suspend my license. This is NOT an additional ethical violation. I have practiced for 22 years with no violations. I lectured a woman on road rage and the Ethics Committee in CO said I should have called the police instead.”

  2. Suspension Stayed placed on Probation
    issued in CO, 2014

    updated

    Suspension stayed means the attorney has been disciplined, but that the suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with probation requirements.

    Christopher’s comment: “This incident was based on activity that had nothing to do with the practice of law. A woman was endangering people in our local community by engaging in dangerous driving and "road rage" behavior. At a traffic light, I lectured her on the dangers of road rage. She then said that "road rage" simply does not exist. I brought up "road rage" cases that I was personally involved in as a pubic defender, judge, prosecutor, and private attorney. The attorney regulation counsel said such was improper.”

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Top Contributor-Family LawAvvo2015
Top Contributor - Mediation2015 Avvo2015
2015 Top Contributor-Estate Planning/ProbateAvvo2015
2015 Client's ChoiceAvvo2015
2015 Top Contributor-Business LawAvvo2015
2015 Top Contributer-GeneralAvvo2015
2014 Top Contributor-BusinessAvvo2014
2014 Client's ChoiceAvvo2014
2014 Top Contributor-Family LawAvvo2014
2014 Top Contributor-Estate Planning/ProbateAvvo2014
2013 Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
2013 Top ContributorAvvo2013
Client's Choice as Top Attorney-General PracticeAvvo2012
Outstanding Pro Bono ServiceColorado Bar Association2012
2012 Top ContributorAvvo2012
Outstanding Service AwardColorado Judicial Branch2002
Outstanding Service AwardCortez Police Department2002
Outstanding Professor for Citizens Police AcademyMontezuma County Sheriff's Department2001
Professor of the YearPueblo Community College - Southwest Center2000
Outstanding Judicial OfficerDARE1999
Mediation CertificationAlternative Dispute Association, Inc.1996
Montezuma County Court JudgeColorado Judicial Branch1995
District Court Magistrate22nd Judicial District1995
Outstanding Young LawyerFour Corners Bar Association1994
Pro Bono AwardColorado Bar Association1994
Mock Trial Competition ChampionUniversity of Utah College of Law1992
William H. Leary ScholarUniversity of Utah College of Law1992
William H. Leary ScholarUniversity of Utah College of Law1991
William H. Leary ScholarUniversity of Utah College of Law1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MediatorLeroi Mediation Services2015 - Present
Managing PartnerLeroi and McHugh, LLC2014 - 2015
Criminal Justice InstructorArapahoe Community College2010 - 2011
Deputy District AttorneyDistrict Attorney, 4th Judicial District2009 - 2010
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Christopher D. Leroi, LLC2007 - 2014
Associate AttorneyLaw Firm of Dennis A. Lacerte2006 - 2007
Deputy District Attorney18th Judicial District Attorney's Office2002 - 2006
Montezuma County Court JudgeColorado Judicial Branch1995 - 2002
22nd Judicial District MagistrateColorado Judicial Branch1995 - 2002
Law ProfessorPueblo Community College1995 - 2002
Associate AttorneyDyer & Dilts, PC1994 - 1996
Deputy District Attorney22nd Judicial District Atty Office1992 - 1994
Public Defender InternSalt Lake Public Defender's Office1990 - 1992
Investigator/ParalegalLegal Center for People with Disabilities1989 - 1992

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arapahoe County Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A1993 - Present
Four Corners Bar AssociationSecretary/Treasurer1993 - 2002
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. LeAntoinne CurrieGuilty on all counts - prosecution - 15 min verdict

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Self-publishedCriminal Defense Nuts and Bolts2015
Self-publishedFamily Law Nuts and Bolts2015
Self-publishedLandlord/Tenant Nuts and Bolts2015
Arapahoe County Trench BookDeputy District Attorney Trench Book2003
Judges Bench BookColorado Judicial Bench Book2000
Colorado Judicial BranchCO DUI Bench Book1998

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of PhoenixSecondary EducationMA - Masters2009
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Northwestern UniversityPsychology/Political Science/Special EducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
University of OxfordMedicineNo degree-year of study1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
FBLA RegionalsBusiness Law Ethics2015
Colorado State Finals-DECABusiness Law Ethics2015
Broadmoor ConferenceElder Economic and Physical Abuse Training2009
Broadmoor TrainingElder Economic and Physical Abuse2008
Colorado Judicial ConferenceRestitution2001
Colorado Judicial ConferenceSentencing Issues2000
Colorado Judicial ConferencePost-Conviction Matters1998