Robert A. Lees & Associates

Robert A. Lees & Associates


Firm Overview

Serving Colorado professionals since 1983

Since our inception in 1983, Robert A. Lees & Associates has focused on our client relationships. We believe that your lawyer should inspire comfort and confidence that your problems are being resolved. To give you the best representation possible, we thoroughly discover your needs and take decisive steps to accomplish your goals, always communicating with you about next steps, updates and options.

How we can help you

Because of the wide range of knowledge we have acquired through our 31-year history, we are able to develop complete solutions to your problems. Our full-service law firm represents clients in Colorado and around the country on issues involving:


Civil Litigation in all Courts
Administrative proceedings and before regulatory agencies
Arbitration and Mediation
Securities and Securities Defense
Select Personal Injury
Regulatory Law (DORA) and Consulting

Counselors and Therapists Mental Health Law
Administrative Law Defense
Administrative and Regulatory Proceedings
Formal and Informal Probate
Grievance Defense and Negotiations
Investigation and Complaint Defense
Cease and Desist Orders
Office of Administrative Courts
Administrative Law Hearings
Training Seminars and Courses for:

Mental Health Therapists
Risk Management
Safety Protocols
Business Management and Supervisory Personnel
Asset Protection and Estate Planning

Protection of Professionals
Wealth Protection Strategies
Personal and Family Asset Protection
Formal and Informal Probate
Wills and Estate Planning
Select Guardianships and Conservatorships
Corporation Law and Business Formation

Business Formation for All Professionals
Business Practice Reviews and Consultations
Profit and Nonprofit Corporations
All Business and Shareholder Transactions
Professional and Executive Defense
Religious Institutions and Organizations Nonprofit Formation

Services for Mental Health Professionals

Mental health professionals rely on us for answers to all their legal problems. Our firm has successfully resolved issues of coaching standards in Colorado and how they apply to mental health practitioners. In February of 2012, our firm was the first to successfully argue and obtain a reversal from the Court of Appeals against the State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and the State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. Through partnerships, we are able to develop complete solutions that fully address your needs. Our comprehensive services include:

Legal representation Robert A. Lees & Associates advises you on such important matters as DORA regulatory law, grievance defense, dispute resolution, business issues, asset protection and risk management for child-centered practices.
Record Breaking Defense - Robert A. Lees & Associates were the first law firm to win an appeals action against the State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and the State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners.
Professional consultation Our law firm supports mental health professionals through business, consultation and training services.
Education We offer extensive training options to improve your skills, build your business and comply with Colorado licensure requirements.
Consult our experienced Colorado lawyers focused on your needs

Learn how our Greenwood Village law firm can provide you with the most comprehensive, professional services. Call Robert A. Lees & Associates at 303.292.1020 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Main Office

Main Office
5290 DTC Parkway, Suite 150
Greenwood Village, CO 80111



Criminal Defense

Legal Practice Areas

Mental Health Law and Regulatory Law (DORA)
Counselors and Therapists Representation
Civil Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
Corporate Law and Business Formation
Asset Protection
Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate
Risk-Management Child-Protection Measures and Protocols
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Select Personal Injury
Religious Institutions and Nonprofit Entities
Consultation, Training and Education
Corporate Law and Business

Robert A. Lees

Robert A. Lees & Associates

Colorado attorney with 37 years of experience

Attorney Robert A. Lees is the founder and principal of Denver-area law firm Robert A. Lees & Associates. He has committed his 37-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, Robert served as Special Counsel for the Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords of the English Parliament for U.S. activity. 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, Robert 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, Robert was commended for his service to the House of Lords.

Legislative actions

Robert 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. 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.

Involvement in legal and mental health counseling communities

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.

Consult an experienced Greenwood attorney who is dedicated to resolving your problems

Learn more about how Colorado lawyer Robert Lees applies his 37 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.

Practice Areas

Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
Asset Protection
Constitutional Litigation
Regulatory and Administrative Law
Corporate Transactions
Shareholder Agreements
General Counsel and Investment Advisement
Securities Analysis
Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1977
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1978

B.S., Michigan State University, 1974
Honors College
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
Professional Licensing Agencies

District Attorney's Office, 12th Judicial District
Board of Licensed Professional Counselors in Colorado
Department of Regulatory Agencies