LL.M. in Taxation, June 2010, University of Denver, Graduate Tax Program, Denver, Colorado
J.D., May 2004, University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
B.B.A., International Business/Marketing, May 2000, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
Leia G. Ursery is Of Counsel at Lathrop Gage LLP and she specializes in estate planning, estate and trust litigation/administration and probate protective proceedings, including guardianships and conservatorships. During her last year of law school, Ms. Ursery served as the law clerk for the Honorable Judge C. Jean Stewart of the Denver Probate Court. Thereafter, Ms. Ursery began her practice at Olsen & Traeger, LLP, in October 2004, where she became a partner in 2013. In 2011, Ms. Ursery helped to establish the Probate Practicum at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, which she continues to teach at this time. Additionally, Ms. Ursery teaches Estate and Gift Tax at the University of Colorado – Denver. Ms. Ursery is a member of the Statutory Revisions and Orange Book Committees of the Colorado Bar Association – Trust and Estate Section, as well as a member of the Executive Council for the Section. Ms. Ursery was selected for the Class of 2013 Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) program and continues to be involved in its programming. Moreover, Ms. Ursery is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association – Legislative Policy Committee and a former member and Chair of the Colorado Association Young Lawyers Division Executive Council. In 2017, Ms. Ursery was selected as a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Ms. Ursery concentrates her volunteer efforts within the community by serving as a frequent volunteer for LawLine 9, the Pro Se Clinic at the Denver Probate Court, and the Tribal Wills Project and the Wills Lab provided through the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.