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Leonard Ray Higdon

Family Attorney at Greenwood Village, CO

5.0   51 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Leonard

Learn Leonard’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    All areas of matrimonial law, including divorce, legal separation, property settlements, high asset property and business valuation, alimony/maintenance, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need e

  2. Family
    40%
    All areas of matrimonial law, including divorce, legal separation, property settlements, high asset property and business valuation, alimony/maintenance, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need excellent counsel and representation in any family-related legal issue, we are confident that we can meet the demands of your situation.

    27 years

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Civil Litigation is a broad term we use to describe the side of our practice which is more general in nature. In addition to general business and entity formation, we offer experienced, representation in a variety of business and commercial disputes

AT THE LAW OFFICES OF LEONARD R. HIGDON YOU WILL FIND THOUGHTFUL, CARING, AND INVESTED COUNSEL CALL TODAY (303) 740-1966
Experienced attorney and founder of The Law Offices of Leonard R. Higdon, Leonard Higdon has lived in Colorado since 1985. Raised in Hawaii, he moved to Colorado to attend Fort Lewis College in Durango, where he received his B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science in 1991. He then received his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver in 1997. He is licensed to practice before all Colorado Courts, the United States District Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has vast courtroom experience in all practice areas. He is member of the Colorado Bar Association, Arapahoe County Bar Association, and Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court. Leonard also provides valuable service as a volunteer with for the Arapahoe County Bar Association pro se clinic, offering legal advice to unrepresented litigants requiring assistance. Outside of his career in the law, Leonard enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family. His other life is one spent in the serious practice and study of traditional karate, where he holds a 6th degree black belt with the prestigious Japan Karate Association. Leonard was a long time national competitor and continues with training and instructing.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2018
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 1 ...

Location

Leonard Ray Higdon
6565 S. Dayton St., Ste. 3650
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  51 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | May 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competence and Integrity
I found Leonard Higdon on the recommendation of a friend, and am so glad I did. Part attorney, part therapist and part guide, Leonard helped me navigate my legal issue with competence, humanity and integrity. He is careful and conservative, and was a natural, not only at providing excellent and well-researched legal advice, but at keeping me focused on success when I might have otherwise become an obstacle to myself. I should also mention that even the party who technically opposed me, was able to agree to solve the issue without expensive litigation, thanks to Leonard’s competence and drive to solve the problem and win with integrity. My gratitude for having a competent friend in my corner,
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2022
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A God Send for sure
So thankful Mr. Higdon was able to walk me through the legal process in the situation I was facing. Not only knowledgeable very personable as well. I was very please with the job he did and the results I got, definitely would recommend to anyone else seeking legal help. Thank you again
Posted by Jose | March 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
The ex-wife wanted to take full custody of my child after coming home one day to grab her belonging and leave with someone else. Leonard found diligently and was able to win the case with hardly any major modifications of the divorce decree. I would highly recommend Leonard to fight for you in your time of need. Without him I don't think I would have won the accusations and retain my daughter. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2022
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Professional and attentive
Effective and knowledgeable, Mr. Higdon worked quickly and diligently to resolve our issue.
Posted by Patrick | January 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Higdon is exceptional, professional, honest, and upfront.
I hired on Mr. Leonard Higdon and his firm due to a divorce I’m currently going through. Needless to say, he is an outstanding attorney. He has been very patient, helpful, upfront, honest, and diligent with my case. I would recommend Leonard and his firm to anyone going through this process. Even though divorce is a difficult process, Leonard is extremely professional and helps make the process less complicated.
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Posted by Susan | December 30, 2021
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Attorney with a conscience!
I can't believe how quickly and with such efficiency my matter was handled. Leonard was referred to me by a friend, and I'm so happy with the results of the transaction he completed for me. I got an education in business and tax law in the process! I felt totally informed every step of the way.
Posted by Lisa | September 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I worked with Leonard on an issue a few years ago. I found him to be professional and compassionate at that time. I spoke with him again today on a related issue and he was patient and gave me great advice. I highly recommend Leonard to anyone looking for representation.
Posted by John | April 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Listen to Mr. Higdon
Leonard is a great lawyer and always has your best interest in mind. When you disagree, he does know what works, so just listen. He saved me lots of problems and is a really good sounding board. He does listen and assist, always. His focus is what is truth and reality. He actually wants the "issue" to end, and he makes that obvious while helping. I would never want his profession and I'm really happy to say Leonard does care and is professional; and I am recommending him always. I've had other lawyers, Leonard is to the point; but always honest and respectful. Been there, done that, he cares and listens and will fight for you. He will also council and just listen on rambling. Great lawyer. Better person.
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Posted by Candace | February 9, 2024
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Wonderful Attorney!
Mr. Leonard Higdon is such a humble, thorough and helpful attorney. We have only begun our journey to resolve a contract dispute and I am so grateful that Mr. Higdon showed compassion for my situation. During our initial consulation, Mr. Higdon gave me wonderful guidance and advice. You don't find many people like him. I highly recommend Leonard Higdon should you have legal needs!
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Posted by Chris and Brier | April 4, 2023
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Amazing Experience!
Leonard and his team worked with us from the beginning to the end of a very emotional custody issue. The gentleness of all the staff and excellent communication with them kept the process flowing smoothly. Although I hope no one has to go through what we had to, having Leonard and his team on our side to navigate the legal process and deal with the other party involved made the situation a lot easier to handle. We highly recommend Leonard and his firm!
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Posted by Alana | March 6, 2023
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Very professional and thoughtful
Mr. Leonard was always very competent and made me feel safe about a traffic accident. I'm an immigrant, and I've had a car accident that I've had to go to several times to court, and also I had some problems with insurance. I lost many nights of sleep until I found Mr. Leonard who from the beginning told me not to worry. He solved all the problems and did the best for me. I really recommend him! He will do a great job in your case.
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Posted by Trevor | October 10, 2022
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Review from Trevor Pruett
I was completely lost before I talked to Leonard Higdon. Both he and his team were compassionate, thoughtful, and competent. I was very satisfied with my outcome as well. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Leonard and his team again.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Difficult Divorce
Leonard and his staff were relentless in helping me navigate a very difficult divorce. He provided the correct mix of empathy and legal experience to reach the best possible settlement. He never quit. His staff were supportive and timely in their responses to my questions and concerns. If you want legal representation that is squarely in your corner, hire Leonard.
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Posted by Carrie | September 23, 2022
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I would (and have) refer my friends
Leonard was extremely knowledgeable in my divorce, and I never felt like he was talking down to me. He was thorough and detailed, and he had an uncanny ability to communicate with my ex in a way that didn’t alienate him and assured a positive outcome for me. After working with Leonard, I knew I was in good hands.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
Leonard was kind and patient during an extremely rough period of my life. He explained things so that everything was understandable. I cant say enough good things about him.
Posted by Beverly | June 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Counsel
Leonard Higdon went above and beyond to make sure that my case was taken care of in the best way possible and I was covered in the divorce case the way I should have been from the beginning (my work with Leonard took place 3 years after the fact). The minor hiccups that occurred on an administrative level were taken care of quickly and graciously. I would definitely recommend working with Leonard.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2022
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Fantastic
I would like to start off saying putting your trust in a lawyer can be scary, and a little uneasy. I hired Leonard to get my son in my life. Leonard not only had my back from day one he got me 50/50 of my son at a year and a half old. Today my son is 7 and thanks to Leonard and how excellent he does in court I get to see my son every other week. I believe that if I didn't hire Leonard I would have been a part time father. Instead I am with my son 50%. I recommend Leonard and his team and would use him again and again if I had to. Thank you Leonard for all you have done for me and my son.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2022
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Mr. Leonard Higdon
Mr. Higdon was very professional, intelligent and well educated about the process. He chose his words carefully when talking to others.
Posted by Susan | October 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!
I was referred to Leonard when my mother passed away early 2021 and I needed legal advice with her estate. When I met Leonard I immediately felt his sincere compassion and concern. I connected with him and immediately trusted him with this delicate matter. Throughout this process (several months) Leonard has responded quickly to my questions as they came up and given me sound advice. I really appreciate Leonard's insight to the events around my family's dynamics and getting me through this difficult time. I would highly recommend Leonard. He's amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2021
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Great Lawyer
I hired Leonard about three years ago to help me with an issue that I was having with my children's father. Leonard and his team did a great job and are very knowledgeable. It is very clear that they care about their clients. Leonard is very honest and hard working. My children and I are very grateful for all of his help over the past three years.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 265-365 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Leonard R. Higdon
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Fort Lewis College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Estate of Yudkin. 2021 CO 2. No. 19SC234. Common Law—Divorce—Marriage and Cohabitation.
  • In Re: Marriage of Gwilliam
  • Case remanded for new trial on relocation. Prevailed at hearing.

Associations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • 2016 - Present
  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • Commitee
  • 2008 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Assoc. Family Law Section
  • 2003 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Foundation
  • 1997 - Present
  • Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court
  • Past Executive Council Member/Past Pupilage Group Leader
  • 1997 - Present
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating 5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Denver's Top Lawyers
  • Denver Post
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • AV Rated Preeminent
  • Martingale Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Denver's Top Lawyers
  • Denver Post
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Leonard
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The best way to describe Leonard Higdon is tenacious. He works hard for his clients. I have referred clients to him for criminal defense because I knew Leonard would represent them effectively and efficiently."
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leonard is an excellent lawyer with strong ethics and thoughtful representation."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Leonard on several different matters over the past few years and he is always extremely courteous and professional no matter how challenging the case. He works diligently to provide the best service and achieve the best possible results for his clients in a cost effective manner. He excels at problem solving and thinking outside the box to achieve the goals of his clients. Leonard is highly knowledgeable in the area of family law and has skillfully and successfully settled numerous cases."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leonard is a knowledgeable professional. He strongly advocates for his client while maintaining a professional relationship with opposing counsel and others involved in the matter. If litigation is necessary, Leonard will be a strong and reasonable voice in the courtroom for his client. However he is savvy enough to look for reasonable settlements that will benefit his client. Leonard is a true professional."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked against Mr. Higdon in a very difficult, high and complex asset case, which also had significant parenting issues. He was ethical, timely, and competent. He treated my client with respect. Mr. Higdon has a strong knowledge of the law. I have since referred multiple clients to Mr. Higdon when they have cases outside my areas of practice. I strongly endorse Mr. Higdon."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Leonard is conscientious and a strong advocate for his clients. He is adept at find the right legal strategy to accomplish his client's goals."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Leonard for almost 20 years. We have had the opportunity to work together a few times on family law and business litigation matters. Leonard is an intelligent, articulate and skilled attorney. He cares deeply about his clients and works tirelessly to advance and protect their interests. If I personally needed representation and were looking to hire a lawyer Leonard would be at the top of my list."
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Greenwood Village Family Lawyer Leonard Ray Higdon
Leonard Ray Higdon
Family Attorney
Greenwood Village, CO
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available