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I have been practicing law in Colorado Springs for more than 31 years.  I specialize in education law and thoroughly enjoy it.  My mother was a teacher, as well as two of my sisters, and I have a great appreciation for educators.  Our firm provides legal counsel to a number of school districts and boards of cooperative educational services throughout the Pikes Peak region and beyond, and prides itself on prompt, cost-effective and professional legal service to our clients. We try to help clients avoid problems  before they become problems.


Prior to obtaining my law degree, I was a sports writer for six years after obtaining a journalism degree from the University of Missouri.  I was the college sports editor for The Atlanta Constitution for three years and then covered the Denver Nuggets for three years for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver.

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Licensed

  1. Education: 90%
    32 years
  2. Appeals: 5%
    32 years
  3. Litigation: 5%
    32 years

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Anderson, Dude & Lebel, P.C.

111 South Tejon Street, Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-5116

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive198301/07/2016
MOGood Standing, Active198301/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Education LawyerColorado Springs Style Magazine2016
Top Education LawyerColorado Style Magazine2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior partner/PresidentAnderson, Dude & Lebel, P.C.1984 - Present
InstructorArgosy University2015 - 2015
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Council of School Board AttorneysFormer Chair2001 - 2002
National School Boards Association Council of School AttorneysMember1987 - Present
Colorado Council of School Board AttorneysMember (Chair 2002)1987 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationChair, Law Day, 19921984 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember1983 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Floyd v. Bartley, 727 P.2nd 1109 (CO 1986)Affirmed right of client to proceed with lawsuit.
In the Interest of J.E.S.Colorado Supreme Court agreed with School District 11 that legislation changed to school attendance law was unconstitutiional.
United Floor v. Eigel, 807 P.2d 1209 (Colo App 1990)Court of Appeals reversed adverse ruling of El Paso County District Court
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of MissouriJournalismB.J.1974
University of MissouriHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Colorado Special Education LawSpecial Education Law2014
CASB Summer Legal ConferenceTransgender students2013
Special Education LawSpecial Education Law2012
CASB Fall Legal ConferenceChildren Internet Protection2012
CASB FAll Legal Conference -- Pueblo, COLessons Learned in Teacher Dismissal Cases2011
National audio conferenceMandatory Reporting of Child Abuse -- The Practical Aspects2006
CASB Winter ConferenceSuperintendent Contracts2003