Leslie has dedicated her career to championing consumers – whether they were harmed by big corporations, dangerous products, medical mistakes 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 19 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 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.
Duke University (B.A. cum laude, 1979)
Washington & Lee University (J.D., 1983)
The Florida Bar, admitted 1984
United States Supreme Court
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Courts – Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
Jacksonville Bar Association
Jacksonville Bar Association Professionalism and Judicial Relations Committees (2011-2015)
D.W. Perkins Bar Association (2006-present)
State Legal Committee for Sierra Club Florida (2012-present)
Florida Justice Association
Jacksonville Justice Association
Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board (1992 – 1999)
Mimi and Lee Adams Environmental Advisory Board (1993 – 1998)
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. Board (2000-2009, Chair 2006)
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Foundation (2009-present)
The Florida Bar 4th Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee (2000-2004)
Fourth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee (2010-present)
The Florida Bar Judicial Independence Committee (2008-2012)
Florida Democratic Lawyers Council, Duval Lead Counsel
Duval Election Advisory Panel (2009-present), Chair (2011-2012)
St. Johns RiverKeeper Legal Committee (2010-present)
Florida’s Children First Board (2010-2011)
Florida Legal Services Board (2010-present)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, North Florida Chapter Board (1999 – 2004)
Democratic Women´s Information Network – Founding Member