Bill Leone has been a practicing trial lawyer in Colorado since 1981. He is a Colorado native. He was born in Trinidad, attended school in Colorado Springs, worked in the family construction business all throughout the state of Colorado while attending school, went to college at Colorado State University and then graduated from law school at the University of Colorado in 1981. Since then, he has been a partner of local, national and global law firms. For the past ten years he has been a partner at the law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. From 2001 to 2006 he served in the United States Attorneys Office for the District of Colorado, as First Assistant United States Attorney, and then as United States Attorney. Since 2013 he has served on the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission as a Republican member, vice chair and chair. He was appointed to one term by then Governor John Hickenlooper and then for a second term by the Colorado Senate by unanimous resolution. He represents individuals and corporations, plaintiffs and defendants, and maintains an active law practice in courts in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States.