Chris Leh

Chris Leh

As an experienced employment lawyer with more than 20 years of experience representing employers of all sizes in a variety of industries, Chris focuses on providing cost-effective and personal service to his clients. After serving as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Alfred A. Arraj, he entered private practice, where he was an attorney and partner of some of the best employment law firms in the country. He returned to public service as a prosecutor, handling hundreds of hearings and trying dozens of cases to jury verdict. Before co-founding the Leh Law Group, LLC, he served in the world’s largest employer-side law firm. As a result of these diverse experiences, he serves clients with a full range of skills as a counselor, negotiator, litigator, and trial attorney. Chris and his wife Natalie, an intellectual property litigator, are active in community affairs, have two daughters, and live in Louisville, Colorado.

Experience | Representative Cases | Education | Awards and Recognition
Publications | Presentations | Community Service and Professional Involvement


 Experience

  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Leh Law Group, LLC, Broomfield, CO, 2013-present
  • Of Counsel, Littler Mendelson, LLC, Denver, CO, 2009-13
  • Deputy District Attorney, Boulder County, Boulder, CO, 2008-09
  • Partner, Holland and Hart, LLP, Boulder, CO, 2001-07
  • Member (1999-2001, and Associate, 1995-98), Caplan and Earnest, LLC, Boulder, CO, 1995-2001
  • Associate, Davis, Graham and Stubbs, Denver, CO, 1990-95
  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge Alfred A. Arraj, Denver, CO, 1989-90

 Representative Cases

 Education

  • Princeton University, A.B., Public and International Affairs, 1985
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, Certificate in Mediation, 2013

 Awards and Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • AV® Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Colorado Superlawyers®

 Publications

 Presentations

  • “Noncompetes & Trade Secrets,” Boulder County Bar Association’s Business Law Section (May 2014)
  • “Employment Law Update,” Longmont Area Human Resources Association (May 2014)
  • “Termination Without Lawsuits,” Boulder County Bar Association’s In-House Counsel Section (Jan. 2014)
  • “Marijuana ‘Legalization’ and the Workplace: Conflict, Compromise, Chaos or Clarity?” Colorado Society for Human Resources Management (Aug. 2013)
  • “Up In Smoke? Marijuana Law Reform and What it Means for Employers,” IECRM/ABC (Jan. 2013) (co-presenter)
  • “Non-Monetary Considerations in Mediating Employment Cases: Where do Emotions go When the Case is Over?” Boulder County Bar Association (Dec. 2012) (panel member)
  • “Checking Backgrounds and Managing Risks,” International Association of Privacy Professionals (Dec. 2012)
  • “Independent Contractor Misclassification,” Littler Breakfast Briefing (Dec. 2012) (co-presenter)
  • “In Your Facebook – Social Media Issues in Employment,” Labor and Employment Relations Association (Sept. 2012)
  • “Best Practices for the Digital Workplace: Social Media and Electronic Communications from a Legal Perspective,” Colorado Human Resources Association (Apr. 2012)
  • “Multi-Generational Workplace,” Measuring Up Conference (May 2012) (co-presenter)
  • “Written Discovery Basics in Employment Suits,” Stafford Publications Webinar (Feb. 2012) (co-presenter))
  • “Hands Off My Privacy,” Boulder Area Human Resources Association’s Employment Law Update (Aug. 2011)
  • “Jury Instructions in Federal Cases,” Federal Bar Association (Feb. 2010) (panel member)
  • “Retaliation Claims Update,” PEB Network Webinar (Mar. 2010, Apr. 2011) (co-presenter with EEOC)
  • “Fair Labor Standards Act Developments,” Boulder County Bar Association (Nov. 2010)
  • “Blogging, Sexting and Social Networking: the New Frontier of Employment Law Risk,” Boulder Area Human Resources Association’s Employment Law Update (Aug. 2010)
  • “Social Media Policies In the Workplace: Are Blogging, Tweeting and Facebook Good for Business?” Colorado Bar Association Intellectual Property/Technology Conference (June 2010)
  • “Litigating Cases of Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” Colorado Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Conference (May 2010) (co-presenter)

 Community Service and Professional Involvement