Jeffrey D. Leonard
Phone: 316-630-8100, Ext. 237
Jeff focuses his practice on construction law and litigation. Drawing on his diverse personal experience in the construction industry, he is regularly retained to assist clients in complex construction matters, including the negotiation and drafting of construction agreements, as well as litigated disputes in State and Federal Court, mediation and arbitration proceedings. In addition to advising clients in their day-to-day operations, Jeff has participated in the resolution of disputes involving allegations of construction and design defects, delay and liquidated damages, unforeseen site conditions, environmental concerns (including toxic mold), safety related claims and professional negligence. The involved projects include residential, commercial and industrial buildings, military installations, educational facilities, prisons, airports, parking garages, highways and bridges, wastewater facilities and process plant facilities. Jeff is active in a number of industry and professional organizations and is a frequent seminar presenter on construction law and litigation topics.
Over the course of his legal career, Jeff has developed significant experience assisting clients in all manner of business and commercial disputes. He frequently serves as a mediator, and is known for his preparation, diplomacy, and creative solutions. He also assists clients in addressing safety and environmental compliance concerns, including defending administrative proceedings before OSHA. Jeff holds the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV Preeminent” rating for lawyers, reflecting exemplary legal ability and ethical standards. He has been recognized for many years by “Best Lawyers in America”, including Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” three times in the field of “Construction Law” and “Litigation – Construction”. Jeff has also been named by his peers as one of Wichita’s “Top Lawyers.”