David E. Leavenworth

Of Counsel

Mr. Leavenworth’s practice focuses on construction law, including litigation, contracts and counseling for owners, contractors, and design professionals. His practice also includes general commercial litigation and real estate matters. His practice also continues to involve negotiating and contract drafting for contractors, private and public owners and design professionals. He has more than 25 years of experience working in the construction industry.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202


JD: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1996, Order of St. Ives
Master of Architecture:
University of Colorado, 1975
BA: Middlebury College, 1970, History



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Career Distinctions & Honors
  • Board Member, State Capital Advisory Board, 1990-1991
  • Faculty Prize for Scholastic Achievement, University of Denver College of Law, 1996
  • Scholastic Excellence Awards, University of Denver College of Law, Conflicts of Law, Sales, Remedies, Basic Real Estate & Finance, and Professional Responsibility, 1994-1996
  • Article, Editor, University of Denver College of Law, Denver Journal of International Law & Policy, 1995-1996
  • Honorable Mention, Leonard v. B. Sutton International Law Writing Award, 1995
  • Dufford and Brown Legal Writing Award, 1994
  • Honorable Mention, Colorado Veterans Memorial Design Competition, 1987
Professional Associations
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Licensed to practice architecture in the State of Colorado, 1981 (License #201576)
Professional Experience
  • Shareholder, Leavenworth & Karp, P.C., Glenwood Springs, CO, 2000-2001
  • Member, Wells, Love & Scoby, LLC, Boulder, CO, 1998-2000
  • Associate, Leavenworth & Tester, P.C., Glenwood Springs, CO, 1996-1998
  • Construction Project Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, 1994-1996
  • State Purchasing Director, Colorado Department of Administration, 1992-1994
  • Director, State Buildings Division, Colorado Department of Administration, 1988-1992
  • Manager, Construction/Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 1986-1988
  • Project Administrator, Colorado State Buildings Division, Denver, CO, 1982-1986
  • County Architect, Boulder County, Boulder CO, 1980-1982
  • Assistant Project Supervisor, Department of State, Foreign Buildings Operations, 1978-1980