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About me

I am a former State Prosecuting Attorney, and a former Special Assistant United States Attorney as well as a former State Public Defender. My entire legal career has been spent in criminal law, either as a prosecutor or a defense attorney.  As an attorney in private practice, I focus on representing individuals facing federal criminal defense charges, as well as state and municipal charges.  I am a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Federal District of Colorado.  I am a former Commissioner for the Missouri State Public Defender System, as well as a former member of the Missouri Advisory Sentencing Commission.  


My office is in Golden, Colorado.  I handle state cases in the Denver Metropolitan Area. I will handle federal cases across the country.


I am licensed in Colorado and Missouri.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 35%
    9 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    16 years, 1.2 thousand cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Miller Leonard, PC

14143 Denver West Pkwy Ste 100
Golden, CO, 80401-3275


MOGood Standing, Active199901/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lead Counsel RatedLaw Info2015
Lead Counsel RatedLaw Info2014
MemberCJA Panel Member2010
SAUSASpecial Assistant United States Attorney2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMiller Leonard, PC2007 - Present
Special Prosecuting AttorneySpecial Prosecutor - Platte County2005 - 2008
City Prosecuting AttorneyCity Prosector2005 - 2007
Associate AttorneyKeleher and Eastman2005 - 2007
AssociateThe Regan Law Firm2004 - 2005
Special Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Attorney District of Western Missouri2004 - 2004
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyPlatte County Prosecutor's Office2003 - 2004
AttorneyLegal Aid Of Western Missouri1999 - 1999
Assistant Public DefenderMissouri State Public Defender's Office1999 - 2003
Legal InternMissouri State Public Defender System1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Criminal Justice Act Panel, District of ColoradoMember2010 - Present
Colorado BarMember2009 - Present
Missouri Advisory Sentencing CommissionMember2006 - 2010
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Section2006 - 2007
Criminal Justice Act Panel Western District of MissouriMember2005 - 2012
Missouri State Public Defender CommissionCommissioner2005 - 2012
Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions ProgramMember2005 - 2005
Platte County Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2007
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Missouri Bar, Criminal Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States of America v. JohnsonClient received time served plus 45 days.
United States of America v. WenterReduced to a misdemeanor
United States v. MurrayClient received a variant sentence (less than recommended guideline sentence.)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Jefferson County Bar AssociationPrompt Presentment2011
Missouri Association of Prosecuting AttorneysProsecutorial Discovery Obligations2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of KansasHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fall Training - Federal Public DefendersPrompt Presentment and Rule 5(a) and Corley v. United States2011
Criminal Justice SymposiumCyber Crime and Technology2011
Volunteer Attorneys for JAMLACDomestic Violence Victim Law and Resources2010
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2008
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCross Examination Tips from the Masters2007
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDefending a DWI Case2007
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2007
Platte County Prosector's Training for LEOSearch Warrants2003