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Leonard I Frieling

Leonard I Frieling

Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Leonard I. Frieling, P.C.
Lafayette, CO
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Attorney Biography

Lenny Frieling has been defending those facing criminal charges in Colorado since 1976. Now Senior Counsel Emeritus for Dolan & Zimmerman, Boulder Colorado, he also serves as Consiglieri to the firm. 

His practice has a dedicated focus on defending those charged with or under investigation for marijuana-related offenses as well as other drug violations He prioritizes giving each client personal attention and reviewing each case in detail to formulate a customized defense. Lenny is admitted to practice in Colorado state courts, the Federal and Circuit Courts in the 19th Circuit, and in the US Supreme Court. His extensive list of Boards, Awards, Kudos and more are on druglawyercolorado.com

Awards for Marijuana Legalization work, in Colorado and Nationally, "Courage Under Fire" award and NORML Distinguished Counsel Circle.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar was instituted on the internet by Lenny and fellow defense attorney Philip Cherner. Lenny himself maintained the list serve for the first 6 years after the organization's establishment, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for 2 years. He is the Executive Director of Colorado NORML and has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Study, and the Colorado Municipal Judges Association. Memberships in other groups include the Victim and Law Enforcement Board, the Boulder Criminal Defense Bar. Lenny also was Chair of the Executive Council of the Criminal Law Section in the Colorado Bar Association, an extremely high honor that no one else has ever held for two consecutive terms.

As an attorney with extensive experience and a respected name in the legal community, Lenny is trusted by his clients to represent them with care and dedication. Knowledge of the law and judicial process are invaluable, and Lenny continues to devote his extensive amount of knowledge to the defense of his clients.

Practice Areas

Marijuana Law (50%)
Criminal Defense (35%)
DUI / DWI (15%)

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Bar Licenses

Colorado State Bar
Member in Good Standing


Rutgers Univ. School of Law, Newark
Juris Doctor


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Life Member
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition LEAP.cc

former Exec. Dir.,
current Board Member Emeritus
Colorado NORML

Colorado Bar Association

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Awards & Honors

Courage Under Fire

Exemplary Service (twice chair)
Exec. Board, Crim Law Section, Colorado Bar Association

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Recognized for Community Leadership
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Recognized for Professional Involvement
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Leonard I Frieling
Leonard I. Frieling, P.C.
702 Sedge Way By appointmet only
Lafayette, CO 80026
Office: 720-320-6201

Secondary Address:
2315 Broadway By Appointment Only
Boulder, CO 80304

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Colorado Supreme Court Information -

Leonard I Frieling - Attorney information with the Colorado Supreme Court - Find more information about Leonard I Frieling on the Colorado Supreme Court website, including status and disciplinary history.

Nonprofit Organizations

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar -

The CCDB provides support and training to criminal defense attorneys and advocates to protect the rights of the accused.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.