Leslie Ann Tuft

Leslie Ann Tuft

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine
  • Construction Law
  • California, Colorado
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Leslie A. Tuft attended Stanford Law School, where she received the Hilmer Oehlmann Jr. Award for excellence in legal research and writing and the Lawrason Driscoll Moot Court Award. While at Stanford, Ms. Tuft served as Co-President of Stanford’s Kirkwood Moot Court program (2000-2001).

Ms. Tuft focuses her practice on construction defect litigation and related insurance issues and appeals. She has coauthored many articles and books concerning important construction defect, insurance, and ethics issues. She is admitted to practice before all Colorado courts.

Education
Stanford Law School
J.D. (2001)
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Publications
Articles & Publications
"Class Action Counsel's Professional Responsibilities," Chapter 37 in Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice and Disciplinary Actions, (Michael T. Mihm ed., CLE in Colo., Inc., Denver, 2016), coauthored with Ron Sandgrun
"Construction Defect Municipal Ordinances: The Balkanization of Tort and Contract Law (Part 1)," The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 46, no. 2 (Feb. 2017), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund, Jennifer Seidman, and Nelson Boyle.
"Construction Defect Municipal Ordinances: The Balkanization of Tort and Contract Law (Part 2)," The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 46, no. 3 (Mar. 2017), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund, Jennifer Seidman, and Nelson Boyle.
"Construction Defect Municipal Ordinances: The Balkanization of Tort and Contract Law (Part 3)," The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 46, no. 4 (Apr. 2017), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund, Jennifer Seidman, and Nelson Boyle.
"Crossing the Separation of Powers Threshold: Legislative and Regulatory Control of Expert Witness Testimony," The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 37, no. 5 (May 2008), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Jennifer Seidman.
"Liability Insurance Coverage for Breach of Contract Damages," The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 36, no. 2 (Feb. 2007), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund.
"Recovering 'Actual Damages' Under Colorado's Construction Defect Action Reform Act, Part I" The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 38, no. 5 (May 2009), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Mari Perczak.
"Recovering 'Actual Damages' Under Colorado's Construction Defect Action Reform Act, Part II" The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 38, no. 6 (June 2009), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Mari Perczak.
"Residential Construction," Chapter 14 in the Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Construction Law (Robert Benson, ed. 2015, and 2005-2013 editions), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Valerie Sullan.
"Shoddy Work, Negligent Construction and Reconciling the Irreconcilable Under CGL Policies," The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 38, no. 11 (Nov. 2009), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Harmon Graves.
Residential Construction Law in Colorado, (CLE-CBA, Denver 2016, 5th ed.), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Valerie Sullan. First published in 2005, this guide is updated every two years, with the most recent edition published in early 2016. This book wo
“Another Perspective on Extrapolation Evidence,” Mealey's Litigation Report: Construction Defects, vol. 7, Iss. 4 (2006), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund and Valerie Sullan.
“Mitigating Potential Condo Conversion and Renovation Construction Defect Liabilities (Part 1),” The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 48, No. 4 (April 2019), co-authored with Ronald M. Sandgrund and Jennifer A. Seidman.ntial Condo Conversion and Renovation Construct
“Mitigating Potential Condo Conversion and Renovation Construction Defect Liabilities (Part 2),” The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 48, No. 5 (May 2019), co-authored with Ronald M. Sandgrund and Jennifer A. Seidman.
Awards
Rising Stars
Colorado Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Denver Bar Association
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Current
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State Bar of California # 218528
Member
Current
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Colorado State Bar # 34671
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- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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Colorado
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Practice Area
  • Construction Law
Languages
  • English
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Burg Simpson Eldrege Hersh & Jardine, PC
40 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 880112
USA
Toll-Free: (303) 792-5595