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Miller Mccrea Leonard

Criminal defense Attorney at Golden, CO

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 15 years
    Missouri - MO 25 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1999
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Miller

Learn Miller’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I practice in federal, state, and municipal courts. I have handled thousands of criminal cases - from misdemeanors to first-degree murder. I handle domestic violence cases, sex crimes, general crimes, property crimes, and white-collar crimes.

    25 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Federal crime
    I am a former Special Assistant United States Attorney as well as a former member of the CJA panel for the Western District of Missouri. I am a current member of the CJA panel for the District of Colorado. This is a select panel of attorneys who are cleared to handle federal criminal defense appointments in the District of Colorado.

    18 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    I am a prior DUI/DWI Prosecutor. I attended specialized training as both a Prosecutor and defense attorney in the area of DUI/DWI.

    25 years, 1,200 cases

  4. Sex crime
    I handle all types of sex crimes cases both in federal and state courts.

  5. Expungement
    Colorado has robust expungement and sealing statutes and I handle all of these matters.

    13 years

  6. White collar crime
    White Collar matters are complex, demanding, and require great attention to detail. I have handled matters ranging from tax charges to complex fraud investigations.

    21 years

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 also represent individuals in family law cases.

I am a former Commissioner for the Missouri State Public Defender System, as well as a former member of the Missouri Advisory Sentencing Commission.  I am a current member of the District of Colorado's Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee and Selection Committee as well as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel.

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.


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

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  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Ben | June 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong legal skills; compassionate and prompt with responses to my questions
I needed a travel permit, which my probation officer refused to give me despite a spotless record. The travel was necessary for a new job. Miller got right on this and got the job done.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, reliable super lawyer!!!
I never imagine or think about getting into trouble before. Being first time to be accused of something not intentionally meant to do is really a heartbreaking, emotional wreck, stressful moments in my life. Attorney Miller Leonard is truly a blessing for me and my family. He fought for me all the way to get back my freedom, my life, honor and career. I am truly grateful for what he had done for me and get positive outcome more than I expected. He is very professional, patient, genuinely care to his client, and very responsive to all my concerns regarding my case. I highly recommended him to anyone who needed legal help in times of this very stressful situation just i've have been through.
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Posted by Hank | February 4, 2014
Quiet Confidence and an Earned Reputation for Excellence
Miller Leonard is the rare combination of a tactical trial lawyer and razor sharp author of devastating motions. He exudes a quiet confidence that more boastful and less talented lawyers envy. Why? When you are good, you don't have to remind people. When you are great, you can calmly walk in, kick tail, and tip your hat as you walk out. That's Miller! When you need the best, search no further! That attorney is Miller Leonard. He will set the bar high and glide over it for your case.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Miller Leonard, PC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Special Prosecuting Attorney
  • Special Prosecutor - Platte County
  • 2005 - 2008
  • City Prosecuting Attorney
  • City Prosector
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Keleher and Eastman
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate
  • The Regan Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney
  • United States Attorney District of Western Missouri
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Platte County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Legal Aid Of Western Missouri
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Missouri State Public Defender's Office
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Legal Intern
  • Missouri State Public Defender System
  • 1998 - 1998
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  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Kansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States of America v. Johnson
  • Client received time served plus 45 days.
  • United States of America v. Wenter
  • Reduced to a misdemeanor
  • United States v. Murray
  • Client received a variant sentence (less than recommended guideline sentence.)
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  • Criminal Justice Standing Committee for the District of Colorado
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Selction Committee Criminal Justice Act for the District of Colorado
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Criminal Justic Coordinating Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel, District of Colorado
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Colorado Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Missouri Advisory Sentencing Commission
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Section
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Missouri State Public Defender Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Western District of Missouri
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Program
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Platte County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Law Info
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Law Info
  • 2014
  • Member
  • CJA Panel Member
  • 2010
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney
  • 2004
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  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Prompt Presentment
  • 2011
  • Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Prosecutorial Discovery Obligations
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Advance Negotiations
  • Setting the Stage for Power Departures and Variances
  • 2017
  • CJA Panel of Colorado
  • Proffer Sessions: Gift or Trap?
  • 2015
  • Fall Training - Federal Public Defenders
  • Prompt Presentment and Rule 5(a) and Corley v. United States
  • 2011
  • Criminal Justice Symposium
  • Cyber Crime and Technology
  • 2011
  • Volunteer Attorneys for JAMLAC
  • Domestic Violence Victim Law and Resources
  • 2010
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • 2008
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Cross Examination Tips from the Masters
  • 2007
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Defending a DWI Case
  • 2007
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • 2007
  • Platte County Prosector's Training for LEO
  • Search Warrants
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (24)
Endorse Miller
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Miller and I both practiced in Kansas City, Missouri before returning to Colorado. His knowledge and skill are applied for the benefit of his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Miller. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Miller Leonard can handle complex criminal matters in both state and federal court. If someone has an important matter in Kansas City or Denver, I refer them to Miller."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Miller Leonard. I have known Miller for many years. He is a knowledgeable, smart and well-prepared attorney. He is without question an advocate any client would want on his/her side."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Miller is a great person and a wonderful lawyer. He has lots of valuable experience in his practice areas. I would trust him with my legal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Miller. He is an aggressive defense attorney with an astute dedication to protecting his client's rights. Very professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Miller is a superb lawyer when everything is on the line. He is a fierce and detail-oriented advocate. He has the technical skills of a trial lawyer and the passion of a storyteller. In the courtroom, you need both. I recommend him highly!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Miller for a very long time. He is honest and hard working. He will always tell you the truth and will not churn fees in order to line his own pockets. He will look out for your best interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, especially for federal matters. Miller and I have worked together in the past on federal cases. He's very knowledgeable and hard-working. His results speak for themselves."
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Golden Criminal defense Lawyer Miller Mccrea Leonard
Miller Mccrea Leonard
Criminal defense Attorney
Golden, CO
Licensed for 25 years