Leah VanLandschoot

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Denver, Colorado

The Litigation Boutique LLC
Leah VanLandschoot
The Litigation Boutique LLC

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 2004

Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

The Litigation Boutique LLC

78 W 11th Ave
Denver, CO 80204 Visit website


Leah P. VanLandschoot is the founding member of The Litigation Boutique LLC.  Ms. VanLandschoot is licensed to practice law in Colorado and has 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 Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, USERRA, FMLA, FLSA, and claims based on the Colorado Wage Claim Act and claims of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy.  Ms. VanLandschoot has successfully litigated matters (for employees and employers) of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, national origin discrimination, race 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 as well as carefully selected personal injury matters.  Ms. VanLandschoot has jury trial experience and has worked with juror and trial consultants to obtain the best results for her clients. 

Prior to forming The Litigation Boutique LLC, Ms. VanLandschoot worked as an employment and civil litigator at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and as a general 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.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employer, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

  • 40% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30% Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2004, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.thelitbot.com/Attorneys/Leah-P-Vanlandschoot.shtm...

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Sections
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, College of St. Catherine Alumnae Association
  • Member, Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "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 Flash, Special Feature, July, 2010
  • Speaker, Brownstein Employment Law Breakfast Briefing, September 15, 2010
  • Thorny Leave Issues: Practical Guidance in Navigating the Interplay Among the ADAAA, GINA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation Law
  • Panelist, 11th Annual Colorado Business Law Institute Seminar, Co-Sponsored by the CBA Business Law Section, September 30, 2010
  • The Devil is in the E-mails: E-Discovery Issues Every Corporate Counsel Should Know
Representative Clients:
  • Hernandez v. Ray Domenico Farms, Inc., et al., 414 P.3d 700 (Colo. 2018) (the statute of limitations on unpaid wages beings to run when the wages or compensation first become due and payable and not at the time of termination). , 2018
  • Kashawny v. Xcel Energy Services Inc., 2010 WL 1009897 (D. Colo.) (Slip Copy) (granting motion to dismiss on outrageous conduct claim against three individual executives), March 17, 2010
  • Hicks v. Bank of America, N.A., 218 Fed. Appx. 739 (10th Cir.) (affirming arbitration award for our client, founder and CEO of Health Grades, Inc.), 2007
  • Maxey v. Restaurant Concepts II, LLC, 654 F.Supp.2d 1284 (D. Colo.) (granting summary judgment on ADEA claims for discrimination and retaliation and remanding state law claim for wrongful discharge), 2009
  • Hernandez v. Ray Domenico Farms, Inc., 250 F. Supp. 3d 789 (D. Colo., April 14, 2017) (District court certifying question to Colorado Supreme Court regarding application of statute of limitations to Colorado Wage Claim Act claims brought under Section 109 of the Act). , 2017
  • Newman v. Ed Bozarth Chevrolet Co., Inc., --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2010 WL 749872 (D. Colo.) (granting summary judgment on Truth in Lending Act claim), 2010
  • Hoyt v. U.S. Bank N.A., No. 13-CV-1032-WJM-KLM, 2014 WL 6789910 (D. Colo. Dec. 2, 2014) (denying motion for summary judgment on Plaintiff's age discrimination and retaliation claims). , 2014

Office location for Leah VanLandschoot

78 W 11th Ave
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: 303-355-1942


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  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

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