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Anderson, Leland

Former Jefferson County District Court Judge Leland Anderson joined the professional staff of arbiters at Judicial Arbiters Group in February 2007.

Anderson served on the trial bench for ten years in a general combined trial assignment handling civil, domestic, and felony criminal cases. His caseload included complex domestic division of property, construction defect, trademark infringement, insurance coverage, personal injury, and professional malpractice matters.
Anderson’s commitment to the legal profession is clearly demonstrated by his many awards and recognition for his public service. He was recognized by the Colorado senate for pro bono public services for his effort in resolving the tragic 1987 Berthoud Pass Bus Accident case with the State of Colorado, and has received the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and the Award of Merit from the 1st Judicial District Bar Association. Anderson served in the United States Marine Corps, where he was recognized as Platoon Honor Man (tops in a platoon of 75 recruits). Following law school, he also served as a Judge Advocate General’s Corps officer in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army reserves.

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Judge, First Judicial District, Jefferson County, Colorado 1997-2007


J.D. – University of Denver College of Law
B.A. – North Park College, Chicago, IL, Summa Cum Laude


Phone: 303-572-1919
Career Highlights
  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyers 2015
  • Joined JAG as an arbiter in 2007
  • Award of Merit, First Judicial District Bar Association (2007)
  • Recognized by Colorado Senate for pro bono services in resolving 1987 Bethoud Pass Bus Accident
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Private practice 18 years in personal injury, psychological injury, professional malpractice, and product liability
  • Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps officer, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Law Clerk, Hon. William Erickson, Colorado Supreme Court
Community and Professional Activities
  • Past Chair, Colorado Bar Association Professionalism Committee
  • Past Chair, Supreme Court Standing Committee on Law
  • Past President, Colorado District Judges Association
  • Judicial Representative, Board of Governors of the CBA
  • Member of the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Access to Court
  • Former Chair, Magistrate Committee of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Business Litigation
Fun Facts
  • Enjoys climbing the deep slot canyons of Utah and Arizona
  • Has never used an ATM machine
  • Prefers to drink cheap black coffee wherever available
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