Board of commissioners selects new Grand County attorney
The Grand County Board of County Commissioners announced Friday that it has chosen a new county attorney.
Christopher Leahy has been chosen as the county’s legal representative, replacing former attorney Robert Franek, who left the county in November.
Leahy will begin his tenure with the county March 4.
Leahy graduated magna cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law in Washington, and earned a graduate certificate in mediation and dispute resolution from Colorado State University, as well as a master’s of science in sports and athletics administration from the University of Northern Colorado, according to a statement released by the county Friday.
Leahy has devoted the bulk of his legal career to representing tribal governments, gaining experience working with all levels of local, state, federal and tribal government. He also served as a volunteer firefighter with Evergreen Fire and Rescue, as well as having worked with both city and county mediation programs.
He was recently recognized by the Jefferson County courts for his work as a volunteer mediator.
Aside from his experience, Leahy has written work that was recognized by the American Bar Association’s Section for the Dispute Resolution Magazine and he has also presented for the Colorado Bar Association at the family law program during this year’s National CLE Conference in Snowmass.
Leahy has two sons, both of which no longer live at home. One of his sons is a U.S. Navy pilot. His other son is currently attending school at CU Boulder and works for the Craig Hotshots Crew fighting Colorado wildfires throughout the summers.
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