Lenora (Leni) specializes in employment and commercial litigation. She has experience with a wide range of employment and labor matters, including claims of age, race, and sex discrimination; disability discrimination; EEOC and CCRD charges of discrimination; mediations; arbitrations; and unemployment insurance audits.
Leni provides HR advice and counseling to companies of all sizes, from small start-ups and family-owned businesses to large multinational corporations. She has extensive experience litigating and counseling companies on a wide variety of workplace matters including:
After so much time working for the Courts, Leni loves appellate work and has a great deal of knowledge and experience in appeals, having drafted appellate briefs, petitions for certiorari, county court appeals, and appeals to the Colorado Industrial Claims Appeals Office.
Leni attended law school at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and then served as a law clerk on the Utah Supreme Court (for the late Justice Ronald Nehring and former Justice Deno Himonas). She then moved to Denver to clerk for former Chief Justice Nancy Rice at the Colorado Supreme Court. Prior to joining Fortis in 2018, Lenora was an associate at Bryan Cave, LLP in Denver.
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Leni has a very active life with her two young children, two dogs, and two cats. She enjoys gardening at her home in Lakewood. Leni’s husband, John, is a lawyer with the Colorado Public Defender’s Office. They met in contracts class in their first year of law school. When Leni has spare time, she loves checking out stacks of books from the public library, skiing, and baking.
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