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Leonard I. Frieling - Boulder, CO

2315 Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80304

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Updated: 04/04/2022

Boulder Cannabis Law Lawyer

Overview

Leonard ("Lenny") Frieling comes to Dolan and Zimmerman with a plethora of experience and knowledge -we are lucky to have him as Of Counsel at our firm. He provides vital support to our whole team in all areas of law, but specifically within the realm of cannabis related law and any associated matters. With each task and Client, Lenny provides attention to detail and helps our Clients navigate the complex nature of their cases...

Leonard ("Lenny") Frieling comes to Dolan and Zimmerman with a plethora of experience and knowledge -we are lucky to have him as Of Counsel at our firm. He provides vital support to our whole team in all areas of law, but specifically within the realm of cannabis related law and any associated matters. With each task and Client, Lenny provides attention to detail and helps our Clients navigate the complex nature of their cases.

Lenny’s previous work and professional experiences include, but are not limited to the following:

  • First Chair of the first state bar association Cannabis Law Committee. Liaison to other states following the Colorado example in setting up state bar association CLC committees.
  • The Colorado Lawyer Board of Directors 7/2014 to Present
  • Colorado NORML Board Member Emeritus
  • Colorado NORML Executive Director 9/2011 through 6/2013, Board of Directors 6/2013 - 6/2014
  • Former Associate Judge, City of Lafayette, Colorado
  • NORML.org Life Member, NORML Legal Committee, Life Member
  • Twice Chair, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, Executive Council, Criminal Law Section, Colorado Bar Association. Sitting on this board is an extremely high honor. No one else has chaired it twice, consecutively.
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Board of Directors (completed a two year term ending June, 2001, and elected to a new term starting June, 2003)
  • Life Member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.
  • Colorado Municipal Judges Association, Board of Directors (completed a two year term). Currently a presenter for ongoing legal education.
  • Boulder Criminal Defense Bar, Past Chair, 8 years service, from 1996 to 2004).
  • Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Study, Board of Directors (retired from board after 9 years)
  • Original Webmaster of Jeralyn Merritt's fantastic legal information site, Crimelynx
  • Served as liaison from Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Board to the Colorado Death Penalty Resource Center for two years.
  • Public Education and Law Committee, Boulder County Bar Association, 1997-2002.
  • Boulder County Bar Association, past member of the Board of Directors, served five years.
  • Victim and Law Enforcement Board (VALE), charter member, served three years, function of the VALE Board is to distribute victim services grants.

Memberships:

  • All Courts of the State of Colorado
  • Federal District Court for the 10th Circuit
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
  • NORML Legal Committee Life Member
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Life Member
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • NCDD (National College For DUI Defense) (by recommendation only)
  • Colorado Municipal Judges Association, during the time Lenny sat on the bench for the City of Lafayette, Colorado, including serving on their Board of Directors.
  • He is Of Counsel to Imhoff & Associates based in Los Angeles, California and Colorado Counsel for the firm, having been invited to join when the firm was The Cochran Firm, under Johnnie Cochran.

Leonard (“Lenny”) Frieling comes to Dolan and Zimmerman with a plethora of experience and knowledge

About Leonard I. Frieling

Practice Areas

  • Cannabis Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Counsel Emeritus

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1976
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • Boulder County Bar, 1987 - 1989 (Chair, Juvenile Law Committee)
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 1989 - Present (Member, Board of Directors, 2001 and 2003)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1989 - Present (Member)
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1984 - Present (Member, Criminal Law Committee)
  • Colorado Institute for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, 1988 - Present (Member)
  • Colorado Victim and Law Enforcement (VALE), 1985 - 1988 (Member)
  • Associate Judge
  • LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
  • NORML Legal Committee Life Member
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • NCDD (National College For DUI Defense)
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Life Member
  • First Chair of the first state bar association Cannabis Law Committee
  • The Colorado Lawyer Board of Directors, 2014 - Present
  • Colorado NORML Board Member Emeritus
  • Colorado NORML Executive Director, 2011-2013
  • Colorado NORML Executive Director, Board of Directors, 2013-2014
  • Former Associate Judge, City of Lafayette, Colorado
  • NORML.org Life Member, NORML Legal Committee, Life Member
  • Twice Chair, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, Executive Council, Criminal Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Municipal Judges Association, Board of Directors
  • Boulder Criminal Defense Bar, Past Chair, 1996 - 2004
  • Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Study, Board of Directors
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Board to the Colorado Death Penalty Resource Center (Liaison)
  • Public Education and Law Committee, Boulder County Bar Association, 1997-2002
  • Victim and Law Enforcement Board (VALE), Charter Member
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (Life Member)

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1972
    B.G.S., Bachelor of General Studies
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Physics
    Major: Math
    Major: Psychology
    Major: English
    Major: Accounting

Past Positions

  • Imhoff & Associates, Of Counsel

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Leonard I. Frieling

Included on the 2024 Colorado list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Colorado Super Lawyers list

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2315 Broadway St. Boulder, CO 80304

Fax

  • 303-593-7851

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • Use of Fairy Tales in Treating Incest Victims Amsterdam, Society of Americanists, July, 1988

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