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Leah P. VanLandschoot

  • Managing Partner






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

Ms. VanLandschoot is licensed to practice law in Colorado and has 20 years of 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 the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, claims based on the Colorado Wage Claim Act, claims of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the Defend Trade Secrets Act, non-compete and non-solicitation litigation, employment contract litigation, and civil and contractual legal and business disputes. Ms. VanLandschoot has successfully litigated matters (for employees and employers) of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, national origin discrimination, race discrimination, disability 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. Ms. VanLandschoot has jury trial experience and has worked with a variety of experts and juror and trial consultants to obtain the best results for her clients.

Prior to forming The Litigation Boutique LLC in 2011, Ms. VanLandschoot worked as an employment and civil litigator at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and as a 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 a Top Lawyer by 5280 Magazine and has been on the Rising Star and Super Lawyers list consecutively, every year from 2010 through 2023 (Rising Star 2010-2014; Super Lawyer 2015-2023).

Areas Of Practice

  • Employment
  • Civil Litigation
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Sex Discrimination
  • National origin discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Non-Competition/Non-Solicitation Litigation
  • Employment Contracts
  • Wage Claims
  • Misclassification
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Severance and Separation Agreements
  • Trade Secrets Litigation

Bar Admissions

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

Litigation Percentage

95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • 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

Representative Cases

  • Hernandez v. Ray Domenico Farms, Inc., 250 F.Supp.3d 789 (D. Colo. 2017), 2017
  • Waters v. AXL Charter School, 2014 WL 6789910 (D. Colo. Dec. 2, 2014), 2014
  • Hoyt v. U.S. Bank N.A., 2014 WL 6789910 (D. Colo. Dec. 2, 2014), 2014
  • Kashawny v. Xcel Energy Services, Inc., 2010 WL 1009897 (D. Colo. March 17, 2010), 2010
  • Newman v. Ed Bozarth Chevrolet Co., Inc., 714 F. Supp.2d 1114 (D. Colo. 2010), 2010
  • Maxey v. Restaurant Concepts II, LLC, 654 F. Supp.2d 1284 (D. Colo. 2009), 2009
  • Hicks v. Bank of America, N.A., 218 Fed. Appx. 739 (10th Cir. 2007), 2007
  • Hernandez v. Ray Domenico Farms, Inc., 414 P.3d 700 (Colo. 2018), 2018


  • 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, 09/30/2010
  • 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, 09/15/2010

Honors And Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010 - 2014
  • Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2024
  • Top 50 Women Super Lawyer for 2024

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, Attorney, 2004 to 2007
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Attorney, 2007 to 2011