Biography

Leila is an attorney in the Firm’s Charlotte office and focuses on 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. 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 hiking with their Labrador retriever, camping, and are always planning their next vacation to Disney.

Experience and Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 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 Plaintiff failed to forecast evidence that the victim’s death due to her husband’s criminal actions was foreseeable to defendant and not an independent intervening cause of the victim’s death. The North Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed and review was denied by the North Carolina Supreme Court.