THOROUGHNESS born of deep caring
With a background in human resources, Leslie built a second career in law, motivated by the difference for good law can make in the lives of her clients. She started her legal career at the Washington State Court of Appeals, where she digested, researched and briefed more than 65 cases involving employment discrimination, personal injury, real estate and business law, taxation, criminal law, and family law, just to name a few.
To say Leslie is driven is to suggest that the Grand Canyon is a muddy ditch. She works so hard for her clients that sometimes she ends up uncovering material that surprises everyone - even her clients. Leslie's deep understanding of the law, its short-comings and its generosity, guides her work and pushes her to always look for more. In the courtroom, she is clear and determined. In settlement, she is reasoned and firm. The complexity of multi-million dollar trusts, businesses, and estates does not faze her and her commitment to our community is reflected in her pro bono work.
Leslie serves on the Executive Committee of Seattle Art Museum Supporters, has volunteered at the law schools at U/W and Seattle U, and is now cheering from afar daughter, Corinne, who attends Wesleyan University. When she's not practicing law, you can find Leslie applying her entrepreneurial skills at the family farm, with her husband, Mark Olson.