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Overview

Throughout the employment cycle, Leslie partners with employers to develop practical solutions to both common and complex issues.

Leslie is prepared to answer all of employers’ legal questions. She offers guidance on human resources issues such as employment agreements and restrictive covenants, personnel policies, discipline/discharge decisions, severance agreements, and leave and accommodation concerns. She also assists with workplace investigations and litigation prevention strategies.

Leslie has experience litigating employment disputes in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies, including claims related to discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, and family and medical leave.

Leslie is a frequent contributor to the firm’s industry blogs. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Marcia A. Crone, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas.


Services

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    • cum laude
      • SMU Law Review Association, Articles Editor
  • B.S., Louisiana State University
    • Psychology, Art History
    • with honors

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • DallasHR 
Experience
  • Drafted motions for summary judgment for nine counts in defense of healthcare whistleblower retaliation suit. Won summary judgment for eight counts; the ninth was awarded to client in court.
  • Drafted effective position statements in response to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims, helping avoid costly litigation.
Outside the Office

A native of New Orleans and an alumna of Louisiana State University, Leslie loves two things: Cajun food and SEC football. She is a huge fan of the LSU Tigers, and she makes it to at least one home game a year. She hopes to attend LSUs away games and visit the stadiums of the rest of the SEC teams.

Community Leadership

Leslie keeps her pro bono practice active by working the plaintiff’s side of employment law, helping area residents through a partnership with a local church.