Attorney Robert A. Lees is the founder and principal of Denver-area law firm Robert A. Lees & Associates. He has committed his 38-year career to resolving complex issues involving litigation, arbitration, mediation and appellate actions in all state and federal courts in Colorado. He effectively handles cases before Colorado regulatory boards — including the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Robert serves mental health professionals and corporate clients in Colorado and throughout the United States. His extensive experience includes corporate and asset management issues.
From 1995 to 2001, Bob served as Special Counsel for the Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords of the English Parliament for their activity in the United States. This involved legal advisement for members of the House of Lords, interaction for non-governmental agencies and other projects of interest to the British Commonwealth. Further, Bob represented Scottish members of the House of Lords and in accordance with British custom, their identifications remain confidential. Finally, he represented members of Parliament. In 2001, Bob was commended for his service to the House of Lords.
Bob is committed to improving regulations and laws involving mental health counseling and children’s services. He assisted in drafting and presenting Colorado’s child abuse law to the legislature and worked closely with governmental and private agencies on child protection issues involving school violence, response protocols and first responder procedures. In addition, Robert helped draft and present numerous statutory amendments to the Colorado Code.
Governor Bill Owens appointed Robert to the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors in Colorado for the term that ended in 2006. Also, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies consulted Robert to assist in the reenactment of sunset review laws and requested his opinions and suggestions on modification of the current laws.
In February of 2012, Robert A. Lees & Associates was the first law firm to win an appeals action against the State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies and the State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners in its 20 year history. The Colorado Court of Appeals found that DORA and the State Board had abused their discretion and violated Client's right to due process and reversed and remanded the Board's ruling.
Prior to founding his own practice, Robert served as deputy district attorney and special prosecutor for the 12th Judicial District. Robert is a prolific author and speaker and has written five regulatory law publications and lectured at numerous national and local education programs.
Robert has earned the highest AV® and Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating SM by Martindale Hubbell® and appears in the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent Attorneys and Who’s Who in American Law, where he is named among the top two percent of the nation’s lawyers.
Learn more about how Colorado lawyer Robert Lees applies his 38 years of experience to resolving issues involving mental health professionals, regulatory boards, litigation and corporate matters. Call Robert A. Lees & Associates at 303.292.1020 or contact Robert online to schedule your free twenty (20) minute consultation.
Mental Health Law
Regulatory Boards and Agencies
Administrative, Regulatory and Governmental Law
Land Use and Zoning
Appellate Actions in all State and Federal Courts in Colorado
General Counsel for Boards of Directors
Corporate Law and Formation
Consultation, Training and Education
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1978
B.S., Michigan State University, 1974
Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1977
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Arapahoe Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
National District Attorneys Association