Leah P. VanLandschoot

Leah P. VanLandschoot

Managing Partner
Location:
Denver, Colorado
Phone:
303-578-2833
Fax:
303-355-2199
Email:

Leah P. VanLandschoot is the founding member of The Litigation Boutique LLC.

Ms. VanLandschoot is licensed to practice law in Colorado and has experience handling employment and civil litigation matters in state and federal court, as well as before federal and state administrative agencies. Ms. VanLandschoot represents her clients in connection with charges of discrimination and harassment in violation of Title VII, the ADA, and ADEA, claims based on the Colorado Wage Claim Act and claims of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. Ms. VanLandschoot has successfully litigated matters (for employees and employers) of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, national origin discrimination, race discrimination, and retaliation in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. She also spends time counseling clients on non-compete agreements, FMLA issues, FLSA compliance, and employment policies, severance agreements, and hiring practices. In addition, Ms. VanLandschoot handles all matters of business and contract litigation as well as carefully selected personal injury matters. Ms. VanLandschoot has jury trial experience and has worked with juror and trial consultants to obtain the best results for her clients.

Prior to forming The Litigation Boutique LLC, Ms. VanLandschoot worked as an employment and civil litigator at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and as a general commercial litigator at Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP.

Ms. VanLandschoot earned her undergraduate degree in Art and Business from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, and earned her J.D., with highest honors (Order of St. Ives), from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Ms. VanLandschoot was named by 5280 Magazine and Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. She was also named to the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Super Lawyers list.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Civil litigation
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Sex discrimination
  • National origin discrimination
  • Race discrimination

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2004

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Order of St. Ives
  • College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A.
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Major: Art

Published Works

  • Client Alert: The Impact of Family Medical History: EEOC's Final Regulations Interpreting the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA"), Brownstein Client Alert, November 10, 2010
  • Make Your Website Accessible: The DOJ is Coming, American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, July, 2010

Classes/Seminars

  • Panelist; The Devil is in the E-mails: E-Discovery Issues Every Corporate Counsel Should Know, 11th Annual Colorado Business Law Institute Seminar, Co-Sponsored by the CBA Business Law Section
  • Speaker; Thorny Leave Issues: Practical Guidance in Navigating the Interplay Among the ADAAA, GINA, FMLA and Worker's Compensation Law, Brownstein Employment Law Breakfast Briefing

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010 - 2014
  • Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • University of Denver Workplace Law Advisory Board, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • National Employment Law Council, Member
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment, Member
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
  • College of St. Catherine Alumnae Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, Denver Office, Attorney, 2004 - 2007
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Attorney, 2007 - 2011