|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Rating||Martindale Hubbell||2015|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||WSBA||2011|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2004|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2003|
|Graduated with Honors||N/A||2000|
|Partner||Olson & Olson, PLLC||2002 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Division One - Washington State Court of Appeals||2000 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - 2010|
|In re Marriage of Riddell, #68455-8-I (2013)||Disparate property division in favor of my client affirmed with award of attorney fees.|
|Mills v. Hyde-Mills, 146 Wn. App. 1074 (2008)||Case affirmed for my client plus award of attorney fees|
|Bellevue John Does 1-11 v. Bellevue School Dist. #405||Client's loss at trial court reversed/remanded.|
|See all legal cases|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||J.D.||2000|
|WSBA - Attorney Fees: Honest Pay for Honest Work||Attorney Fee Requests on Appeal||2005|
Posted by Temple
Leslie has been my lawyer for 8 years. Before I would have described her as fair and empathetic - to the other side, which helps. She takes a psychologist approach to understanding the other side's point of view and then writes and pleads into that, coming across as level-headed and fair in court. She says she has dyslexia, which I can't confirm or not, but her writing is very simplistic. However, that can come across as more straight-forward in family law, so I don't know that it's much of a disadvantage.
However, in 2016 Leslie started a cannabis farm. That's right. I've since hired her, and she's been unavailable. At her recommendation, I entered into a parenting plan evaluation settlement. The evaluator has open communication with all parties on what's happening, when. Leslie didn't try to call me to prep me for evaluation. She hasn't reviewed documents I've sent for the evaluation. I've sent more than 5 emails in the last week about my collaterals; no response. She's lost her game, and is very focused on the pot farm unfortunately, which is called Quincy Green. Before working with Leslie, I'd confirm her actual availability and focus. I've found her unable to respond to simple emails for weeks at a time, and not proactive in scheduling preparation or strategy for upcoming events, even when there's a long lead time.
She did come to the rescue for an emergency, for which I'm grateful. Her heart is in the right place. I just wonder if her head is in the game.
Posted by Sten
I have been involved with multiple divorce attorneys in the past and found Leslie to be by far the best attorney I have ever encountered. She is spectacular! Very intelligent, astute, and a joy to work with. She was on-top of every detail, kept me well informed and made it much easier to sleep at night.
Leslie was so superb that my wife frequently complained that I hired an expensive "big gun."
Leslie has a wonderful attitude, understands all the gory detail legal aspects and is very honest and direct. Her total fees ended up being much more reasonable than the competition who was at a much lower cost per hour. Leslie has a highly trained and sharp support staff and she delegates very effectively. You won't find a more effective and pleasant person to work with.
I highly recommend her with no reservations.
Posted by anonymous
I was recommended Leslie due to custody issues with my case. She was incredibly thorough and had prepared for every detail before appearing in court. Where the other lawyer relied on emotional appeals to the judge, Leslie was factual, calm and effective. Her team was very good at keeping me informed and making sure I had the correct paperwork filed at each step. I would unhesitatingly fully endorse Leslie for anyone going through a divorce.
David Marshall, Child abuse Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I've had the pleasure of knowing Leslie both as a fellow attorney and as a fellow parent at our children's school. She astounds me with the energy she displays in both those roles. In the legal arena, that energy drives both her brain and her heart. It enables her to get what her clients and their children deserve.