Leonard A. Martinez
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado by a politically active family, Leonard Martinez has always had a passion for the law and for giving back to the community. In fact, he believes that it is his strong connection with clients that sets him apart from most other litigation attorneys. Known in his community for working on non-profit boards and coaching youth sports, Leonard tries to work with his clients in all areas, whether it involves cost or any other need. As the founder of Leonard A. Martinez & Associates, P.C., his areas of practice focus on personal injury, criminal defense, civil litigation, employment law, contract litigation, and family law.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Metropolitan State College in 1990, Leonard went on to graduate with a Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Denver College of Law in 1995. He then started his legal career as an intern in the Legislative Affairs Department in the East Wing of the White House under former President Bill Clinton.
Leonard went on to run several political campaigns after completing his internship and then transitioned over into litigation. He worked for several different law firms until 2001 when he decided to branch out and start his own firm. After securing a partner, who has since moved to Florida, Leonard founded The Denver Legal Team in Lakewood, Colorado, which he has served for the past 20 years.
When the firm first opened, The Denver Legal Team’s primary focus was on civil litigation, which included personal injury, criminal defense, and family law. However, Leonard and his firm have received the most recognition for their success in winning tough criminal law cases. Although in the last ten years they have not spent time or money on advertising, the firm continues to go strong based upon client referrals, which means a great deal to both Leonard and his team.
After 24 years of practice, Leonard saw both old and new cases beginning to stack up, and being in a small firm, his team did not have the resources enjoyed by larger firms. As a solution to the problem, he became inspired to start a web-based tech company. In 2015, AttorneyDocs became the first open, online marketplace for law students, paralegals, other and legal professionals to safely buy and sell their work products. For example, attorneys could sell old case documents, making a profit for themselves and saving time for others. Fortunately, AttorneyDocs now offers access to the general public as well. As a result, any user can purchase legal documents that are editable in Microsoft Word. AttorneyDocs offers over 10,000 documents from all 50 states as well as many from other countries. A recent review calls it “An Ebay for lawyers.”
In his spare time, Leonard volunteers as a high school football coach, not so he can get more business, but because he believes it is important. Last year, he also did pro-bono work for the Southwest Immigration project, focusing on families who were being separated at the border. Leonard’s goal is to live by example because he does not only believe in community involvement; he also believes in the community.
Leonard A. Martinez
Founder & CEO, Attorney Docs
Leonard A. Martinez & Associates, P.C.
The Denver Legal Team
7175 West Jefferson Avenue #2800
Lakewood, Colorado 80235