Leland has been practicing law in Kentucky for the past 18 years. He has handled nearly every type of criminal and family law case in Kentucky and knows not only what it takes to defend your rights but also what it takes to build a case from the ground up. By handling thousands of cases from start to finish, Leland can offer sound legal advice and representation on any criminal charge or family law matter that you or a member of your family face.
Leland serves a wide range of clientele, and every client relationship is valued greatly and treated with dignity and respect. Leland has offices in downtown Louisville and in the East End to better serve the demanding schedules of my clients. Leland will work hard to be your advocate and your voice to ensure your case receives the attention it deserves.
As the Director of Media Communications and Spokesperson for the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney, Leland built strong relationships with members of the media.
Attorneys have ethical guidelines against talking about client cases in the media but the media can be a powerful tool to make the public aware of injustices and citizens that hae had their rights violated. Leland offers effective and knowledgeable representation and a unique skill set of being able to reach out to the media community if necessary.
Chief Prosecutor of the Violent Crimes Unit
In 2013, Leland was appointed to lead the newly formed Violent Crimes Unit in Jefferson County. By working with top members in law enforcement from the US Attorney's Office, FBI, ATF and LMPD, Leland developed many relationships and learned how cases are developed and potential targets are assessed.
County Attorney's Office
In 2002, Leland began his legal career working for the Jefferson County Attorney, now Court of Appeals Judge, Irv Maze. Leland handled a large caseload consisting of serious felony arraignments and preliminary hearings, possession and trafficking of drugs, child support, traffic, no insurance, speeding and DUI cases, gun possession, warrant cases, domestic violence, paternity and juvenile court cases.
Trial victories in two separate three week jury trials for arson against a woman accused of burning down her St. Matthews business.
Secured the first jury trial murder conviction for a DUI related death in Jefferson County in 15 years.
Nationally followed trial involving the death of a 15-year-old PRP football player during practice. This case changed heat and water rules in youth sports across the country.
I obtained a victorious jury verdict and a juvenile received a life sentence for capital murder. The life sentence was upheld after an appeal to the Kentucky Supreme Court.