Craig E. Leen serves as the City Attorney and chief legal officer for the City of Coral Gables, where he is legal counsel to the City Commission and City Officials, as well as City departments, boards, and committees. In this capacity, Leen devotes substantial time to matters involving local government law, including land use, zoning, real estate, code enforcement, litigation, and transactional matters. Leen also serves as Chair of the General Practice Subcommittee of the Florida Appellate Court Rules Committee, and as a member of the Executive Council of the City, County, and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar. He was a lecturer for six years at the University of Miami School of Law for Legal Research & Writing and is also on the adjunct faculty at Florida International University College of Law, where he teaches Legal Skills & Values, and has also taught Evidence. Prior to being City Attorney, Leen was an Assistant County Attorney at the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office, where he served as Chief of the Federal Litigation Section, and previously as Chief of the Appeals Section. He was also an associate at several international law firms prior to working for Miami-Dade County, namely Morgan Lewis LLP, Skadden Arps LLP, and Cleary Gottlieb LLP. In addition, Leen served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Keeton, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.
He graduated from Columbia Law School as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar in 2000. Leen is admitted to practice in Florida, New York, and Massachusetts. At Miami Law he teaches Real Property & Government.