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Christopher Daniel Leroi

Mediation Attorney at Kalamazoo, MI

4.9   28 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%

    30 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Mediation
    50%

    29 years, 500 cases

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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State DC
Status Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues
Acquired 1993
Updated 03/01/2021
State MN
Status Not Authorized
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/28/2022
State CO
Status Disability Inactive
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/04/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details

Contact Christopher

Mediator/Arbiter
2411 Chaparral Street
Kalamazoo, MI, 49006

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Shirley | September 2, 2014
Compassionate, thorough, trustworthy and kind
Christopher Leroi is simply the best. I am a colleague of his and have relied on his practical advice for business solutions for my business on numerous occasions. He has always been responsive to my calls and emails. As a former judge, he is unsurpassed in his knowledge and expertise in numerous areas of law. He is also a kind, compassionate, and caring human being.
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Posted by Catisha | July 1, 2014
Best lawyer in Colorado!!!
I have been going through a custody case for a few years now and it had been stressful. I came across Attorney Leroi and he was a blessing in my case! He responds quickly when needed and you can sit back and he handles everything for you. I dealt with the other party and his attorney trying to bully me and he handled it in a very professional manner. I highly recommend him and whenever I hear of someone needing a lawyer, I pass his information to them without hesitation. He is the best lawyer I have come across!
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2014
Chris is great!
Chris is great and has assisted me in my case. If I need him, I receive a response within twenty four hours. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Todd | January 25, 2014
Gods Gift to Denver
Chris Leroi is a prince among men. An attorney with compassion and knowledge. An attorney who goes out of his way with philanthropy for his fellow-man. He knows the law, but practices grace. He is not only my lawyer, but he is my friend. After representing me in a criminal trial, we became friends. The only lawyer in denver who cares more about you...than your money. How rare is that?
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Posted by John | January 1, 2014
Better than the Best
My situation was horrible, I had made the mistake of hiring anther attorney based on what I thought I could afford, little did I know that I truly couldn’t afford the outcome of a less experienced lawyer. After my hearing in Family Court, a Judge ordered me to pay more than I earn to my ex-wife. After answering my questions about the ruling on the avvo site, I met with and retained Chris. I wish I had hired him to begin with!!! I had not found the avvo site before I retained a lawyer, if you have, look no further!!! In fact, stop right here and hire Chris, he is a former Judge, he teaches, studies and practices law with the utmost proficiencies. He was able to negotiate a settlement with my ex and her counsel, this was not a small task yet he made it look easy. If your stomach is churning like mine was, if you can’t sleep at night like I couldn't, stop the worry right now. No matter what your legal problem is, Chris is the MAN!!!! For the first time in months, I will sleep well tonight knowing that Chris solved my problem. Once, while taking to one of my friends during this process, I was told “there are two things in life you NEVER want to skimp on… a good brain surgeon, and a good lawyer”. Like I said at the beginning of this review, Chriss is Better than the Best. You wouldn't let just any surgeon poke around in your brain, don't allow just any lawyer to take your case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2013
HE IS THE MANnn
YOU ROCK! I was so happy that we found you! I couldn't say it enough that you were EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED to help us through our situation. You were so professional, you stuck to the law but also had empathy for my case. You are a father so you understand and its like I knew we were in the right hands!! Hopefully this time around we will NEVER have to go back to court, especially since you helped us reach a rational solution so both parties could be happy.... but i would highly recommend anyone in a similar situation to see you!! Thanks again!!! P.S MY KIDS ARE HAPPY< MY WIFE AND I ARE HAPPY<
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Posted by Erman | October 28, 2013
Great Attorney
I can say one word that Judge Leroi is a great man. He is willing to work with his clients and help them as much as He can I wish I could find him earlier.
Posted by lisa | September 23, 2013
just right for my needs
we have not worked together beyond my consultation, i am still gathering information and questions, but because of our very thorough consultation and his confidence he could do what i asked in a way that gives the results i seek while not offending my family i feel that i have found the perfect attorney to help me.
Posted by jeff | August 26, 2013
good lawyer
Chris was very helpful and was on top of anything I had for him he was quick to return calls and messages he is a good person and an outstanding lawyer. Thank you for all your help and hard work chris I greatly appreciate it.
Posted by Jeffrey | August 26, 2013
Very good representation from Chris
Chris is a very reachable, accessible, knowledgeable and experienced lawyer as you can find. His knowledge of many areas of law and court proceedings made me feel at ease when he was representing me. He has made me feel confident I will win my case. I strongly believe if you need representation from a lawyer to contact Chris immediately...
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Posted by David | August 24, 2013
Extremely Effective
Chris is an excellent attorney that was highly recommended to assist my daughter with a child custody case. The legal maze is not easy to navigate or understand. Chris made the process easy with his extensive knowledge of the law and his years of experience. What I most liked was that Chris let us know what was realistic and what would not be acceptable to the courts. We were kept informed every step of the way, and knowing my daughter's financial situation Chris worked with us and helped my daughter through a mediation process to reduce the costs. As a grandparent I wasn't 100% pleased with the outcome, but the outcome was realistic based on the circumstances of a child custody case. Chris helped me to realize this and now, instead of worrying about the legal part I am able to simply enjoy being a grandfather. I hope to not need an attorney in the future, but if I do I will definitely go to Chris Leroi first.
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Posted by Jennifer | August 22, 2013
Compassionate attorney
Chris my attorney in a child custody case that has been very hard on me emotionally and he has always put my sons interest first. He has been so understanding. I dint know how i would get through this without him on mine and my sons side.
Posted by Joe | August 20, 2013
He's the man
I think all I ever asked him to do was to tell me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted to hear and he did it every time without hesitation. My situation was essentially cursed from the get go due to a magistrate not knowing Colorado law and that was that. He kept fighting when I gave up, so that should speak volumes.
Posted by Colin | August 20, 2013
The best attorney in Colorado with fair rates and unrivaled effectiveness
Christopher Daniel Leroi is by far the most fair and effective attorney you will find ANYWHERE. My deceased father was friends with Chris so when I needed help with illegitimate accusations about crimes I did not commit, I knew who to turn too. When the other party's lawyer talked on the telephone with Chris, the mere mentioning of his name to the other party's attorney made them back away leaving me with peace of mind. Since he knew my father, he also reduced his hourly rate by nearly 50% to help a young business owner. The bottom line is Chris was an attorney, a judge and know owns his own law firm and ANYONE needing legal assistance would be well advised to contact his office or him immediately. The one thing you get with Chris that no other attorney has is his sincere care for his clients and dedication to helping people even if it means he makes less money. His availability is second to none as he answered on holidays, Sundays and even at 3:00 AM in the morning! If you ever need a top-notch attorney for any reason, The Law Office of Christopher Daniel Leroi would be the first and only attorney to call. I own a consulting company for my living and I trust Chris so much, I always have him on retainer. I hope this review was helpful and I can personally promise you that if you take my advice and call Chris for legal counsel, you will not regret it. Thank you Chris for all you have done for my brother, my father and especially for me.
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Posted by Ralph | August 15, 2013
OUTSTANDING
I gladly serve as a personal reference for Chris Leroi. I recommend him to anyone in need of the services he provides. He is intelligent, genuine, determined, committed, and compassionate. He has excellent personal rapport and is a top notch professional. His background is impressive and amazing. His vast knowledge and experiences, coupled with great judgment, and keen listening skills will not only assure you of his competence, but will help to alleviate your stress, fears and frustrations. I know because he represent me while I was in an ugly, ten month child modification battle with my cruel, unreasonable ex. He is understanding, thorough, and quick to respond to you. Trust with confidence his advise and expertise. He does not simply "represent" you. He will be your best advocate. The letters and emails he wrote on my behalf were brilliant masterpieces. He is the voice you need in the legal system. After much disappointment with legal counsel through the years, (not to mention outrageous bills), my only regret is that I did not retain him a long time ago. Happily pay this bill! He is the real deal. He positively impacted and changed my life so I could move forward.
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Posted by Sean & Dana | August 14, 2013
Christopher Leroi, Amazing attorney, incredibly fair!!! Knowledgeable!
We have had some severe issues with online-stalking. The case had jurisdictional issues and is complicated. At a time when we were most vulnerable, and after 9 months of day to day harassment, Mr. Leroi went over the case with us and made us feel so much better about the case, our chances of winning and more importantly, we felt as if we finally really had someone on our side! He knows all the ins and outs, used to be a Judge, the youngest appointed one I might add. His personality is very easy to work with, easy to work with on payment plans etc. and generally actually cares! He even answers texts asap and emails right away even after the case is over as we are still dealing with some issues with our bad guy. Mr. Leroi is always there to help, makes you feel at ease and quite simply speaking, you will not find anyone better. This is your go to attorney. He knows different strategies. In fact, the Sheriffs dept. also said that the restraining order was one of the strongest ones they had ever seen. All thanks to Mr. Leroi and his diligent work. Stop reading reviews... if you need an amazing attorney, someone that will actually be with you all the way and does not make mistakes, this is your guy!
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2013
Highly Recommended!!
Christopher is highly respected Amongst his peers but also by his clients! His work in a timely manner is superior and he's extremely knowledgable ! He's accomplished a lot for a company that I am a part of and we will continue to call on him for advice and legal needs! Thank you!!
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2013
Good experience
I was in need of some legal clarification and opinion, and spoke with Chris in addition to other layers. I used Chris for several discussions and found his advise appropriate and research helpful. It was pleasant working with Chris, his advise helped clarify my actions, and I recommended him to a friend.
Posted by Cheryl B. | August 10, 2013
Wonderful attorney
I have known Chris for many years. My late husband was an attorney and had the utmost respect for Chris so that is who I called when I needed a will and living will. My friend who came with me to witness was so impressed that she also plans to hire Chris. He is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2013
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Christopher Leroi lives up to everything good that is said about him. We are so blessed to have him as our attorney!!!! I would highly recommend him and stake my life, reputation and integrity on him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014.

Reciprocal - Stayed Suspension issued in MN, 2014
updated on 01/09/2015

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.”

Suspension Stayed Placed on Probation issued in CO, 2014
updated on 03/28/2017

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.”

Work Experience

  • Mediator
  • Leroi Mediation Services
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Leroi and McHugh, LLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Criminal Justice Instructor
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney, 4th Judicial District
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Christopher D. Leroi, LLC
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Firm of Dennis A. Lacerte
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Montezuma County Court Judge
  • Colorado Judicial Branch
  • 1995 - 2002
  • 22nd Judicial District Magistrate
  • Colorado Judicial Branch
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Law Professor
  • Pueblo Community College
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Associate Attorney
  • Dyer & Dilts, PC
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • 22nd Judicial District Atty Office
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Public Defender Intern
  • Salt Lake Public Defender's Office
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Investigator/Paralegal
  • Legal Center for People with Disabilities
  • 1989 - 1992
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Education

  • University of Phoenix
  • MA - Masters
  • 2009
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989
  • University of Oxford
  • No degree-year of study
  • 1985
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Legal Cases

  • People v. LeAntoinne Currie
  • Guilty on all counts - prosecution - 15 min verdict

Associations

  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • Four Corners Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 1993 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Awards

  • Top Contributor - Mediation
  • 2015 Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2015 Top Contributer-General
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2015 Top Contributor-Family Law
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2015 Top Contributor-Business Law
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2015 Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2015 Top Contributor-Estate Planning/Probate
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top Contributor-Estate Planning/Probate
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 2014 Top Contributor-Family Law
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 2014 Top Contributor-Business
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 2014 Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 2013 Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • 2013 Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • 2012 Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice as Top Attorney-General Practice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Colorado Judicial Branch
  • 2002
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Cortez Police Department
  • 2002
  • Outstanding Professor for Citizens Police Academy
  • Montezuma County Sheriff's Department
  • 2001
  • Professor of the Year
  • Pueblo Community College - Southwest Center
  • 2000
  • Outstanding Judicial Officer
  • DARE
  • 1999
  • Mediation Certification
  • Alternative Dispute Association, Inc.
  • 1996
  • District Court Magistrate
  • 22nd Judicial District
  • 1995
  • Montezuma County Court Judge
  • Colorado Judicial Branch
  • 1995
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • Four Corners Bar Association
  • 1994
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 1994
  • Mock Trial Competition Champion
  • University of Utah College of Law
  • 1992
  • William H. Leary Scholar
  • University of Utah College of Law
  • 1992
  • William H. Leary Scholar
  • University of Utah College of Law
  • 1991
  • William H. Leary Scholar
  • University of Utah College of Law
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Self-published
  • Criminal Defense Nuts and Bolts
  • 2015
  • Self-published
  • Family Law Nuts and Bolts
  • 2015
  • Self-published
  • Landlord/Tenant Nuts and Bolts
  • 2015
  • Arapahoe County Trench Book
  • Deputy District Attorney Trench Book
  • 2003
  • Judges Bench Book
  • Colorado Judicial Bench Book
  • 2000
  • Colorado Judicial Branch
  • CO DUI Bench Book
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • FBLA Regionals
  • Business Law Ethics
  • 2015
  • Colorado State Finals-DECA
  • Business Law Ethics
  • 2015
  • Broadmoor Conference
  • Elder Economic and Physical Abuse Training
  • 2009
  • Broadmoor Training
  • Elder Economic and Physical Abuse
  • 2008
  • Colorado Judicial Conference
  • Restitution
  • 2001
  • Colorado Judicial Conference
  • Sentencing Issues
  • 2000
  • Colorado Judicial Conference
  • Post-Conviction Matters
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (368)
Given (1113)
Mediation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have known him in the legal community for many years and worked with him some years ago as a prosecutor. He is an excellent attorney. I know him to be absolutely ethical and I believe him to have the perfect temperament and background to be an outstanding mediator."
Business Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Other
"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."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You absolutely want someone who has been a judge in the past to handle your case. Christopher is a judge and this experience would probably be EXCELLENT in handling personal cases."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a lawyer who will go the extra mile to get the results for his clients. He is an excellent lawyer, and a shining star in the legal community. A potential client that is considering retaining him should feel very comfortable in knowing that they have made the right choice!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Leroi's experience and skill in the various areas of his practice is phenomenal. He donates a great deal of his time and effort here on AVVO and I enjoy reading much of his responses. He has been a member of both the bench and the bar in CO and you can trust his judgment and his skills."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Leroi was a young associate at the second law firm I clerked in. We have had contact off and on through the years. Mr. Leroi has always been a strong advocate for his clients, and done so with great professionalism and integrity. I endorse Mr. Leroi."
Business Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Leroi is a lawyer's lawyer. His remarkable array of experience as a prosecutor, judge, and attorney make him an asset to our profession and an extraordinary advocate for his clients. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Daniel Leroi is an astute and experienced attorney. He clearly knows his stuff. I would give him a call."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very smart and experienced lawyer. Good person and knows his stuff!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented, tough and thorough."
General practice Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney truly does have the right advise. If you are near the Denver and surrounding area do call you will not be disappointed and you will be given precise directions on how to proceed."
General practice Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Friend
"Christopher is a talented and skilled lawyer. A true advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
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Kalamazoo Mediation Lawyer Christopher Daniel Leroi
Christopher Daniel Leroi
Mediation Attorney
Kalamazoo, MI
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details