Jim Leventhal

Jim Leventhal

Jim Leventhal

Jim Leventhal is devoted to helping and improving the quality of life of the clients he serves by putting the interests of the client first. This emphasis on achieving the best possible result for his clients is reflected in Jim’s recognition as one of The Best Lawyers in Colorado and the United States. As the founder of Leventhal | Puga P.C., Jim has worked diligently for over 41 years in cases involving medical negligence and serious personal injury, fighting relentlessly to ensure that people receive justice.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)
  • Co-Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee, CTLA, 1998-Present
  • Board of Directors, CTLA, 1987-2010
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Editor, Professional Negligence Newsletter, AAJ, 2008-2009
  • Past Co-Chair, Medical Negligence Information Group, AAJ Chair, “AAJ’s Advanced Medical Trials Skills College,” October, 2009
  • Board of Governors, AAJ, 1998-Present
  • American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association
  • President’s Club, American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), Leader’s Forum ATLA
  • Secretary, Professional Negligence Litigation Group, 2009-2010
  • Past Speaker ATLA/AAJ National Conventions
  • Past Speaker CTLA Seminars and Conventions


University of Denver, J.D., 1974; University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1970

Community Involvement

  • Jewish Family Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Co-sponsored yearly seminars for primary care doctors about melanoma and other skin cancers. The seminar included a free skin cancer check.


  • 2016 Top Lawyers in Denver, 5280 Magazine
  • One of only 100 lawyers in the United States and only the third Colorado lawyer to achieve membership in The Inner Circle of Advocates: Innercircle.org.
  • 2015 Top Lawyers in Denver, 5280 Magazine
  • Lawyer of the year 2013, Personal Injury, Colorado, Best Lawyers in America
  • Law Week Colorado Best Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice lawyer, 2012
  • Law Week Colorado Best Plaintiff’s 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, CTLA
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers