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I am an experienced, dedicated, and patient advocate who will work to achieve the best possible outcome at every step in your case. Before entering private practice, I gained invaluable experience while serving Washington's indigent population as a public defender, managing a high-volume misdemeanor caseload. I have represented clients accused of DUI, Theft, Assault, and many other misdemeanors. I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and then went on to receive my law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law. After ten wonderful years in Seattle, WA, I have recently relocated to my homestate of Colorado. I am currenly licensed to practice law in Washington only.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    7 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    7 years

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  • Matthew James Casebolt

    I endorse this lawyer. Very thoughtful; very detail-oriented.


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  • Melissa Odama Hart

    Ms. Leage is an experienced litigator who will fight for her clients. Having worked with Ms. Leage at the public defender's office, I know her to be extremely knowledgeable, aggressive, and compassionate. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.


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Contact info

Currently in transition
Thornton, CO, 80233


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduate Study ScholarshipPhi Beta Kappa1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerHighline Law Group, PLLC2012 - 2014
Contract AttorneyStender/Whaley, PLLC2012 - 2014
Contract AttorneyAssociated Counsel for the Accused2008 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. S.P.Record vacated and sealed. Firearm rights restored.
City v. DefendantMotion to suppress refusal to take a blood test granted.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Colorado - BoulderInternational AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fredric C. Tausend Moot Court CompetitionJudge2013
CLEIntro to CO Method of Voir Dire in Misdemeanor Cases2012
CLEEvidence Refresher2010