Jim Leventhal has been recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in Colorado and in the United States. He has focused his law practice over the last 30 years representing injured victims in cases involving medical negligence and serious personal injury. He has achieved record verdicts and settlements in Colorado over the course of his career.
Jim has been recognized as preeminent in his practice by his fellow attorneys. He is one of only 100 lawyers in the United States and only the third lawyer from Colorado to achieve membership in The Inner Circle of Advocates. The Inner Circle of Advocates requires each member to have tried at least 50 cases to a jury. Membership in The Inner Circle is based upon experience, reputation, judicial references and peer evaluations. Jim is often asked to speak locally and nationally on topics involving trial practice and prosecution of medical negligence cases.
Born – Denver, Colorado, 1948
Education – University of Denver, J.D. 1974, University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1970
Memberships – Colorado Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)); American Bar Association; Colorado Bar Association and Denver Bar Association; Board Of Directors: CTLA 1987 – 2010; Board Of Governors AAJ: 1998- present; President’s Club ATLA; Leaders Forum ATLA; CO-CHAIR, Medical Malpractice Committee, CTLA: 1998 to present; Editor, Professional Negligence Newsletter, AAJ: 2008-2009; Secretary, Professional Negligence Litigation Group: 2009-2010; Past Co-Chair, Medical Negligence Information Group, AAJChair of “AAJ’s Advanced Medical Trial Skills College” October 2009; Past speaker ATLA/AAJ National Conventions; Past speaker CTLA Seminars and Conventions
Awards – Lawyer of the year 2013-Personal Injury, Colorado, by Best Lawyers in America; Law Week Colorado Best Plaintiff Medical Malpractice lawyer 2012; Law Week Colorado Best Plaintiff Medical Malpractice lawyer 2011; Lawyer Of The Year Malpractice, Colorado 2010 Best Lawyers in America; Editor’s Choice Best Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Lawyer 2010 Law Week Colorado; Editor’s Choice Best Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Lawyer 2010 Law Week Colorado; “Best Of The Bar Award”– Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice — Colorado 2005 Denver Business Journal and Denver Bar Association; Best Lawyers in America 1993-Present; Colorado Super Lawyers Top 50 Lawyers in State of Colorado; Kenneth M. Kripke “Lifetime Achievement Award” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
Biography – Colorado State Public Defender, 1975-1978; Kenneth Kripke and Associates, 1978-1980; Jim Leventhal P.C., now Leventhal & Puga P.C., 1980-present