Mark F. Leonard

Mark F. Leonard



Mark Leonard serves as head of the firm’s Family Law Group, and has been since joining the firm in 1972. In 1985, he limited his practice to focus exclusively on divorce matters.

As one of the leading attorneys in the field, Mark handles cases involving pre-and post-marital agreements, sophisticated property settlements, negotiated settlements, permanent order trials, child-related issues and extensive mediation and arbitration. He also serves as a mediator, settlement master and arbitrator in divorce matters.

Mark enjoys an A.V. rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Directory and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law since 1995.

Prior to joining the firm, Mark was the Chief Public Defender for the First Judicial District of Colorado.




      • J.D., 1969, University of Colorado Law School
      • B.A., 1965, University of Colorado


      • Colorado
      • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
      • U.S. Court of Claims


      American Bar Association

      Colorado Bar Association

      Denver Bar Association

      Fellow of the Colorado Bar

      Sustaining Member, Colorado Bar, Family Law Section

      Sustaining Member, Colorado Bar, Litigation Section

      Community Involvement


      Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado

      Ad Hoc Committee, Kempe Center

      Board of Directors, Colorado Tennis Association

      Board of Directors, Operation Walk Denver

      Board of Directors, Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory

      Past President, Board of Directors for Operation Walk Denver



      Mark F. Leonard Award, 2016

      5280 Top Lawyers, Family Law/Divorce, 2015-2020

      2009 Best Lawyers in America, Colorado Family Lawyer of the Year

      A.V. Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Directory

      Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2021, 2023-2024

      Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2021