Biography

Leila is an attorney in the Firm’s Charlotte office and focuses on general civil defense litigation.

While in law school, Leila was the Moot Court Board Director of Internal Competitions and was a finalist in the State of Michigan Moot Court Competition in 2005. She was inducted into The Order of Barristers and received the Book Award for her achievements in the Urban Law Clinic.

Upon graduation from law school Leila was awarded a nine month fellowship teaching American Law at the Universite D’Auvergne Faculty of Law in Clermont-Ferrand, France. This was one of the most rewarding experiences of her career, and she managed to pull it off without knowing how to speak a word of French.

Leila and her husband moved to Charlotte in 2007 and Leila spent a little over four years practicing in general civil defense litigation before taking some extended time away from the practice of law to focus on her two young children.  Leila joined the Firm in 2016 and picked up her career right where she left off.

Leila lives in Huntersville and outside of work enjoys spending as much time as possible with her children. As a family, they enjoy biking, camping, and are always planning their next vacation to Disney.

Experience and Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
Representative Matters

Cases or matters referenced are for illustrative purposes only, and do not represent the lawyer’s or law firm’s entire record.  Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits.  The outcome of a particular matter cannot be predicted based upon a lawyer’s or law firm’s past results. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Stojanik ex rel. Estate of Woodring v. R.E.A.C.H. of Jackson Cty., Inc., 193 N.C. App. 585, 668 S.E.2d 786 (2008)

Successfully defended domestic violence shelter and obtained summary judgment on the basis that the intervening or superseding criminal acts of another preclude liability of the initial negligent actor when the injury is caused by the criminal acts. This wrongful death action was filed after a women was murdered by her husband inside a domestic violence shelter. The shelter took extensive measures to keep the location secret and secure, however John “Woody” Woodring, the subject of a nationwide manhunt and featured on “America’s Most Wanted”, discovered his wife’s location and subsequently took her life. The North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the Summary Judgment and review was denied by the North Carolina Supreme Court.