“While I am passionate about the criminal law and civil rights issues, what drives me is getting the very best results I can in any given situation. Working towards the best achievable outcomes for my clients is my goal and the focus of my practice. I am best known for thinking outside the box and coming up with creative ways to solve complex problems for my clients.”

Leonard is widely experienced in criminal and civil trial work. His professional career and accomplishments are fascinating.

Leonard started his career as a prosecutor on the Oregon coast. It was during his time as a prosecutor that he became well known for his expertise in criminal law and search and seizure law. Leonard’s career took off as he was recruited by the Police Academy to lead and deliver cutting edge training to law enforcement. Missing the courtroom, Leonard joined the Trial Division of the Oregon Department of Justice as a senior trial attorney litigating the most serious civil suits against the State of Oregon. After becoming the Attorney-in-Charge of the Torts and Employment Section of the Trial Division, his litigation team achieved an unmatched trial success winning twenty-two trials out of twenty-three. Leonard believes that the Government should at all times treat people fairly, within the bounds of the law and leave them with their dignity.

Leonard concentrates on family law, criminal law, and firearms issues. Gun laws of the United States are found in a number of federal statutes. These laws regulate the manufacture, trade, possession, transfer, record keeping, transport, and destruction of firearms, ammunition, and firearms accessories. They are enforced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).


  • Leonard lives in Salem with his wife of twenty-nine years and his twelve-year-old son (an avid boy scout). After law school, Leonard’s wife made him promise to use his powers for good and not evil. Leonard is committed to that promise and will do the best job he can for his clients.
  • As an aside he is also an excellent marksman and does not pass up the opportunity to go shooting. Sadly, his shooting skills have never helped him win a case.