About MindDrive Legal Services

MindDrive Legal Services is based on the principle that the fundamental rights of human beings cannot be separated from the rights of nature.   The founders of the country were no strangers to this principle.   In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson drew upon the laws of Nature as the basis for the “self-evident” truths that all human beings are created equal and possess inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.   The rights to equality under the law were expressed by John Adams when he wrote: “We are a government of laws, not men.”  Those were the bedrock principles that governed our nation’s independence.  We have allowed both principles to take a back seat to corporate and moneyed interests, with predictable results for equality of justice and civil rights.

“We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.  Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis

By elevating corporate rights to the level of human rights, while systematically exempting concentrated moneyed interests from the Rule of Law, the results have been disastrous for Nature.   As we attempt to navigate the most profound shift in human history, from a framework of unsustainable human dominance over Nature, to one of sustainable human co-existence with Nature, laws must shift as well, while maintaining the core protection of fundamental rights.  Lawyers aid in that shift by applying legal experience and creativity to the process.   Legal systems, particularly in the U.S., depend on the logic and stability of precedent, or stare decisis.   Those same systems remain vibrant through the creativity born of imagination.  As Einstein once stated: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”  MindDrive Legal Services is committed to finding solutions to legal dilemmas through a combination of legal experience and openness to the creativity that lies beyond linear thinking.

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” Aristotle

MindDrive Legal Services founder, Dan Leftwich, has decades of experience in complex litigation, class actions, high profile mediations, jury trials, and appeals in state and federal courts around the country.   Dan has an undergraduate degree in journalism, and gained his legal training from The University of Texas School of Law.  During his 20 year span as a class action litigator, Dan was involved in some of the most complex cases in the nation addressing corporate monopoly power and unfair competition with his former law firm in Washington, DC, and Boulder, CO, where he has lived since 2003.  Over the past five years, he has helped businesses, individuals, and communities find legal solutions to the problems caused by corporate and governmental actions that threaten those clients’ civil rights.  He also has extensive experience in studying the Rights of Nature and the Laws of Nature.  The goal of MindDrive Legal Services is to use this breadth of experience and creativity to find solutions that will have lasting impact for clients and the communities in which they live.

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