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Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. Trial Lawyer



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 Braley 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.

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University of Denver, J.D., 1974

University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1970

Avvo Rating

10.0 Superb/Top Attorney for:

Medical malpractice, Personal injury | Avvo Profile

Community Involvement

Jim Leventhal works with several charity organizations including the American Red Cross, Jewish Family Services the American Cancer Society, and many others. In addition, he has co-sponsored seminars for primary care doctors regarding melanoma and other skin cancers. The seminars included a free skin cancer check.

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Awards & Memberships


  • Barrister's Choice Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Plaintiff, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year 2016, Law Week Colorado, 2016
  • 2016 Top Lawyers in Denver, 5280 Magazine
  • 2015 Top Lawyers in Denver, 5280 Magazine
  • Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year 2013, Best Lawyers in America
  • Best of the Bar, Medical Malpractice, Law Week Colorado, 2009
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year – 2010, Colorado, Best Lawyers in America
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, Law Week Colorado, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America – 1992 to Present
  • Colorado Super Lawyers® – 2006 to present
  • Top 50 Lawyers in State of Colorado, Colorado Super Lawyers®
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyer 2010 - Editor’s Choice, Law Week Colorado
  • Best of The Bar Award – Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice – Colorado 2005 Denver Business Journal and Denver Bar Association
  • Kenneth M. Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association


  • The Inner Circle of Advocates - Status active
  • CTLA (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association)
    • Board of Directors 1987–2016
    • Co-Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee 1998 to present
    • Past Speaker, Seminars and Conventions
    • Speaker, Birth Trauma 2013
    • Speaker, Litigation at Sunrise 2013
    • Speaker, CTLA Summer Convention almost every year except 2012
  • AAJ Speaker Advanced Medical Negligence Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ 2013
  • AAJ Co-Chair Advanced Medical Negligence Seminar, Co-Chair, 2016 Denver, Colorado
  • Past Co-Chair, Medical Negligence Information Group, AAJ Chair, “AAJ’s Advanced Medical Trials Skills College,” October, 2009
  • ABA (American Bar Association)
  • CBA (Colorado Bar Association)
  • DBA (Denver Bar Association)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • AAJ (American Association for Justice, formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
    • Board of Governors 1998 – present
    • Editor, Professional Negligence Newsletter 2008–2009
    • Chair, Professional Negligence 2011, 2012
    • Co-Chair of the AAJ Exchange 2011 to present
    • Presidents Club (ATLA)
    • Leaders Forum (ATLA)
    • Chair-Elect Professional Negligence Litigation Group 2009–2010
    • Past Co-Chair, Medical Negligence Information Group
    • Chair, AAJ’s Advanced Medical Trial Skills College October 2009
    • Co-Chair of Advanced Medical Legal Skills College, Denver 2016
    • Speaker Rules of the Road Seminar, Napa, California 2017
    • Speaker AAJ Convention July 2017
    • Past Speaker, ATLA/AAJ National Conventions
    • Moderator and speaker, Professional Negligence Program 2012