Leslie A. Tuft was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1976. She obtained a B.S. in political science with a minor in philosophy from the University of Utah in 1997, where she was a National Merit Scholar and graduated summa cum laude. Ms. Tuft attended law school at Stanford Law School in Stanford (Palo Alto), California, where she received the Hilmer Oehlmann Jr. Award for excellence in legal research and writing and the Lawrason Driscoll Moot Court Award. While at Stanford, Ms. Tuft served as Co-President of the Kirkwood Moot Court (2000-2001). She graduated in 2001.
Ms. Tuft was an associate attorney with Sullan2, Sandgrund & Perczak, P.C. from January 2005 until the firm merged with Burg Simpson. She is a member of the California, Colorado, Denver and American Bar Associations. Ms. Tuft co-authoredResidential Construction Law in Colorado with Messrs. Sandgrund and Sullan, which the book received the 2011 National Award of Professional Excellence from the Association for Continuing Legal Education.
Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2016
Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, 2001
Hilmer Oehlmann Jr. Award
Lawrason Driscoll Moot Court Award
Co-President, Kirkwood Moot Court 2000 - 2001
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah B.S.
summa cum laude
National Merit Scholar
California Bar Association Member
Colorado Bar Association Member
Denver Bar Association Member
American Bar Association Member
"Construction Defect Municipal Ordinances: The Balkanization of Tort and Contract Law (Part 1)," The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 46, No. 2 (February 2017), co-authored with Ronald Sandgrund, Jennifer Seidman, and Nelson Boyle.
Residential Construction Law in Colorado, Colorado Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education (co-author with Ron Sandgrund and Scott Sullan), (2011, 3rd edition)
Shoddy Work, Negligent Construction and Reconciling the Irreconcilable Under CGL Policies, The Colorado Lawyer (co-author with Harmon Graves and Ron Sandgrund), Vo. 38 , No. 11, 2009
Recovering "Actual Damages" Under Colorado's Construction Defect Action Reform Act, Parts I and II, The Colorado Lawyer (co-author with Ron Sandgrund and Mari Perczak), Vol. 38, Nos. 5 and 6, 2009
Crossing the Separation of Powers Threshold: Legislative and Regulatory Control of Expert Witness Testimony, The Colorado Lawyer (co-author with Ron Sandgrund and Jennifer Seidman), Vol. 37, No. 5, 2008
Liability Insurance Coverage for Breach of Contract Damages, The Colorado Lawyer (co-author with Ron Sandgrund), Vo. 36, No. 2, 2007
Another Perspective on Extrapolation Evidence, Mealey's Litigation Report: Construction Defects (co-written with Ron Sandgrund and Scott Sullan), Vol. 7, Iss. 4, 2006