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Leslie A. Tuft

Associate

Leslie A. Tuft attended Stanford Law School, 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 Stanford’s Kirkwood Moot Court program (2000-2001).

Ms. Tuft focuses her practice on construction defect litigation and related insurance issues and appeals. She has coauthored many articles and books concerning important construction defect, insurance, and ethics issues. She is admitted to practice before all Colorado courts.

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2016

Colorado, 2003

California, 2002

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

Residential Construction Law in Colorado, (CLE-CBA, Denver 2016, 5th ed.), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Scott Sullan. First published in 2005, this guide is updated every two years, with the most recent edition published in early 2016. This book won the national 2011 Award of Professional Excellence given by the Association for Continuing Legal Education.

"Residential Construction," Chapter 14 in the Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Construction Law (Robert Benson, ed. 2015, and 2005-2013 editions), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Scott Sullan.

"Class Action Counsel's Professional Responsibilities," Chapter 37 in Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice and Disciplinary Actions, (Michael T. Mihm ed., CLE in Colo., Inc., Denver, 2016), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Scott Sullan.

"Shoddy Work, Negligent Construction and Reconciling the Irreconcilable Under CGL Policies," The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 38, no. 11 (Nov. 2009), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Harmon Graves.

"Recovering 'Actual Damages' Under Colorado's Construction Defect Action Reform Act, Part II" The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 38, no. 6 (June 2009), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Mari Perczak.

"Recovering 'Actual Damages' Under Colorado's Construction Defect Action Reform Act, Part I" The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 38, no. 5 (May 2009), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Mari Perczak.

"Crossing the Separation of Powers Threshold: Legislative and Regulatory Control of Expert Witness Testimony," The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 37, no. 5 (May 2008), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Jennifer Seidman.

"Liability Insurance Coverage for Breach of Contract Damages," The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 36, no. 2 (Feb. 2007), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund.

“Another Perspective on Extrapolation Evidence,” Mealey's Litigation Report: Construction Defects, vol. 7, Iss. 4 (2006), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Scott Sullan.

Alan K. Simpson Supports Tax Reform – If It’s Paid For

 December 13, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Supports Tax Reform – If It’s Paid For

Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to make it clear that, like most Americans, he supports tax reform. Just not this tax reform. Simpson, in an op-ed drafted with fellow former senator Bob Kerrey and published in the Philadelphia Inquirer last week, argues that the House and Senate proposals under consideration right now include… Read more »

University of Denver Profiles Michael S. Burg

 December 12, 2017

University of Denver Profiles Michael S. Burg

The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law profiled one of its more famous alumni, Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg. Michael, who earned his JD from Sturm in 1975, also was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame just last year. He’s the first DU grad to earn the honor. Michael discussed… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Blasts Divisive Politics

 December 7, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Blasts Divisive Politics

Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson’s civility in politics tour continued this week with a public forum at Montana State University Billings with former Senate colleague Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat. The two elder statesmen of upper Midwestern politics, both of whom entered the Senate in 1978, lamented the hostility that’s so prevalent in Washington,… Read more »

President’s Pick to Run CFPB Spells Disaster

 November 29, 2017

President’s Pick to Run CFPB Spells Disaster

Things keep getting worse with the Trump White House. The latest fiasco involves the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where a pair of appointees showed up to work earlier this week – to do the same job. It’s an awkward situation made worse since President Trump’s appointee, Mick Mulvaney, already has a another job as… Read more »

Negotiating Contracts A Part of Doing Business – Denver Corporate Litigation Lawyers - Burg Simpson

 December 6, 2017

Negotiating Contracts Is Just Another Part of Doing Business

Contracts – voluntary, legally binding agreements between two or more parties – are critical to doing business. We encounter contracts nearly every day. They can cover major deals, such as the sale of a business or a home, or something as simple as a verbal promise to complete something. Whether they’re written or verbal, commercial… Read more »

A Single Misdiagnosis Can Be Fatal – Colorado Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 December 5, 2017

A Single Misdiagnosis Can Be Fatal

For many patients, hearing about a misdiagnosis sounds like the doctor simply got it wrong – you have pneumonia, not the flu. Get a new prescription and everything will be fine. It happens all the time, certainly more often than drug errors or surgical mistakes. Anywhere between 10 percent and 20 percent of cases are… Read more »

Malpractice and Lawyers – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

 November 28, 2017

Malpractice Doesn’t Have to Be Medical

When most people hear the word “malpractice,” they think of their doctor, calling to mind horror stories of misdiagnosed or untreated health problems.  But doctors aren’t the only professionals who are required to conform to a standard of care. When professionals act negligently and you suffer as a result of their mistakes, you may be… Read more »

Beware Your Duty to Inspect - Construction Defect Attorney Denver - Burg Simpson

 November 27, 2017

Beware Your Duty to Inspect

Homeowners associations have become as commonplace as housing developments themselves. There’s almost no way to avoid them. But it wasn’t always this way: in 1970, there were only about 10,000 community associations scattered around the country, responsible for fewer than 1 million houses. Last year, 342,000 of these associations included more than 26 million homes… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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