About Leslie

Leslie began working at Beasley Allen Law Firm during law school in May 2012 as a law clerk in our Consumer Fraud Section. She is currently an attorney in the same section, working on class actions, antitrust issues and whistleblower claims. Leslie also serves as the firm’s Pro Bono Coordinator. She previously worked in our Toxic Torts Section handling cases related to the BP Oil Spill litigation.

Notable Cases

Leslie’s practice focuses on consumer protection issues and complex litigation, including anticompetitive conduct in antitrust claims and national class actions.  Leslie has done extensive work in multiple multidistrict litigations (MDLs). Previously, Leslie represented banks and credit unions that suffered damages resulting from the Target data breach, which settled for $39.3 million, and the Home Depot data breach, which settled for $25 million.  Leslie is also currently working in the Blue Cross Blue Shield antitrust MDL, which seeks to hold the BCBS entities accountable for their anticompetitive agreements throughout the country.

In 2017, Leslie helped secure one of the largest single-case settlements in the history of the consumer fraud section.

Awards and Ratings

Leslie is a member of The National Advocates – Top 40 Under 40 and received the American Association for Justice’s New Lawyer’s Division Excellence Awards for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. She was named Beasley Allen’s Fraud Section Attorney of the Year for 2017. Leslie was also selected to the 2018 Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list.

Professional Associations

Leslie is a member of the Alabama State Bar; Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section; Alabama State Bar Diversity Committee; Alabama State Bar Women’s Section; the Alabama Association for Justice, where she is part of the Emerging Leaders; Montgomery County Bar Association, where she is a member of the Young Lawyers Section; and the Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program. Leslie is also very active in the American Association for Justice (AAJ). She is a 2018 AAJ Leadership Academy graduate and serves in the organization’s New Lawyers Division as the Fundraising Chair, the Women Trial Lawyer Caucus, the Membership Oversight Committee, the Class Action Litigation Group, and the PAC Task Force. Most recently, Leslie became an Ex-officio Trustee of the Pound Civil Justice Institute, a national legal “think tank” dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens. She is also a member of the Montgomery Lions Club, Auburn Alumni Association and the Board of Directors of The F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum.

Education

Leslie attended Auburn University, graduating cum laude with her B.A. in 2009. She earned her J.D., graduating magna cum laude, from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2013. During law school, she was a Knabe Scholar and named 2013 Advocate of the Year. She also won the National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regionals, won second place Best Advocate at the August A. Rendigs Competition, and won Best Brief at the Mercer Legal Ethics Competition. She was a Student Bar Association senator for two years, a member of the Board of Advocates Executive Council and a Jones School of Law Student Ambassador.

During law school, Leslie clerked with Justice Greg Shaw of the Supreme Court of Alabama and the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. She also worked with Circuit Judge Christopher Hughes for the 37th Judicial District of Alabama and as a research assistant at Jones School of Law.

Background

Leslie was raised in Scottsboro, Alabama and now lives in Montgomery, Alabama, with her three dogs, Toby, Tucker, and Scout. Leslie is an avid sports fan and likes to spend her spare time at all types of sporting events, from football games to boxing matches.

Education

  • Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law (J.D. 2013)
  • Auburn University (B.A. 2009)

Recognitions & Awards

  • The National Advocates - Top 40 Under 40
  • American Association for Justice's New Lawyer's Division Excellence Award (2015-2018)
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list (2018)

Admissions

  • Alabama (2013)
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama (2013)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama (2014)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama (2017)
  • U. S. Supreme Court (2017)

Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar (Diversity Committee, Women's Section and Young Lawyers Section)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association (Women's Section, Volunteer Lawyer Program, Young Lawyers Section)
  • Alabama Association for Justice (Emerging Leaders )
  • American Association for Justice (New Lawyers Division Fundraising Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, PAC Task Force, Class Action Litigation Group and Membership Oversight Committee)
  • 2018 American Association for Justice Leadership Academy Graduate
  • Pound Civil Justice Institute (Ex-officio Trustee)
  • Auburn Alumni Association
  • Montgomery Lions Club
  • The F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum (Board of Directors)

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