Leslie has dedicated her career to championing consumers – whether they were harmed by big corporations, dangerous products, medical mistakes, accidents, or an unsafe environment – no issue is too big for her to tackle. She successfully prevented an incinerator from being built at University Hospital (now UF-Jacksonville), which would have polluted the air with toxic chemicals and obtained significant restrictions of other Jacksonville hospital incinerators resulting in cleaner air.
An attorney with Terrell Hogan for 20 years, Leslie is a graduate of Duke University and received her J.D. from Washington & Lee University. While in law school, she did an internship at the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of General Counsel, which sparked her passion for helping consumers. Hard work, attention to detail, and making a difference drive Leslie’s approach to the law and have led to her success.
She has been recognized with numerous awards including the 2013 Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Woman Lawyer of the Year Award, the Environmental Woman of Action for the State of Florida Award, the Mimi & Lee Adams Environmental Award – Individual category, and the 2002 Juvenile Diabetes Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Leslie also educates local high school students and businesses about the dangers of distracted driving.
In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving, exploring Florida’s wonders, volunteering, and spoiling her Wirehaired Fox Terrier, Maggie Mae. Please contact Leslie directly at at email@example.com.
Duke University (B.A. cum laude, 1979)
Washington & Lee University (J.D., 1983)
The Florida Bar, admitted 1984
United States Supreme Court, 2000
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Courts – Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
The Florida Bar Civil Rules of Procedure Committee (2016-2018)
The Florida Bar Judicial Independence Committee (2008-2012)
The Florida Bar 4th Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee (2000-2004)
Fourth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee (2010-present)
Jacksonville Bar Association
Jacksonville Bar Association Professionalism, Judicial Relations, and Human Rights Committees (2011-2018)
D. W. Perkins Bar Association (2006-present)
State Legal Committee for Sierra Club Florida (2012-present)
Florida Justice Association
Jacksonville Justice Association (Board Member 2010-present)
Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. Board (2000-2009, Chair 2006)
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Foundation (2009-2017)
Florida Legal Services Board (2010-2016)
Florida Democratic Lawyers Council, Duval Lead Counsel
Duval Election Advisory Panel (2009-2014), Chair (2011-2012)
St. Johns RiverKeeper Legal Committee (2010-present)
Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board (1992 – 1999)
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