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  • Erik J Heipt

    Leslie Hagin is a highly-skilled litigator with an outstanding reputation in the legal community. She has a brilliant mind and fights extremely hard to get the best results for her clients. Whether it's a criminal or civil case, you are in great hands with Leslie. I fully endorse her.


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MacDonald Hoague & Bayless

1500 Hoge Building
705 Second Avenue; Ste. 1500
Seattle, WA, 98104


DCInactive 199707/05/2016
TXInactive 199408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Elected Chair, WSBA Labor & Employment Section (Two Terms)Washington State Bar Association2016
Elected FellowAmerican Bar Foundation2014
Rising StarN/A2006
Rising StarN/A2005
Rising StarN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003
Elected Board Member (two terms, nationwide election)National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2000
Marshal Stern Award for Legislative AchievementNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers1999
Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition National PrizeAmerican Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director/MemberMacDonald Hoague & Bayless2014 - Present
Partner/MemberMcNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC2006 - Present
AssociateMcNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren (formerly McNaul Ebel Nawrot Helgren & Vance)1999 - 2006
Legislative Director and CounselNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers1995 - 1999
Associate Counsel, Subcomittee on Commercial and Economic LawU.S. Congress, House Judiciary Committee1994 - 1995
Law Clerk to Hon. Robert M. ParkerU.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit1993 - 1994
Law Clerk to Chief Judge Robert M. ParkerU.S. District Court, E.D. Texas1992 - 1993
Legal Intern to Hon. Barefoot SandersU.S. District Court, N.D. Texas1991 - 1991
Law ClerkInstitute of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1991 - 1991
Research Assistant to Prof. Michael E. TigarUniversity of Texas, Austin1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationElected Section Chair (2015-2016), Labor & Employment Section2012 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1995 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1994 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersChair, Legislative Comm.2000 - 2006
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersElected Member, Board of Directors2000 - 2006
Texas International Law JournalMember1990 - 1991
American Journal of Criminal LawNotes Editor1990 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Representative Civil MatterFormer Hospital CEO awarded $350,000 for defamation
Representative Civil MatterObtained payment to Fire Marshall of $255,000 in wrongful termination matter.
Representaive Civil CaseClient awarded over $322,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA 6th Annual Labor & Employment Law ConferenceWorkplace Cybercrimes2012
ABA 5th Annual Labor & Employment Law ConferenceRepresenting Employees in Criminal (And Potentially Criminal) Matters: A Sampling of Scenarios and Issues2011
The New Gun WeekWhy Gunowners and Civil Libertarians Should Oppose Pending "Counterterrorism" and Habeas "Reform" Bills1995
Mississippi College Law ReviewFederal Courts at the Crossroads: Adapt or Lose! (with Hon. Robert M. Parker)1994
SMU Law Review"ADR" Techniques in the Reformation Model of Civil Dispute Resolution (with Hon. Robert M. Parker)1993
Texas International Law JournalA Comparative Analysis of Laws Applied to Fashion Works: Renewing the Proposal for Folding Fashion Works Into the United States Copyright Regime1991
ASCAP Copyright Law SymposiumA Comparative Analysis of Laws Applied to Fashion Works 1991
Institute of Government, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel HillA Review of the Constitutionality of the North Carolina In Rem Tax Lien Forclosure Procedure1991
American Journal of Criminal LawA "Verbal" Analysis of Proper Venue for the Alleged Remote Aider or Abettor in Federal Prosecutions1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Austin CollegePhilosophy and LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts, With High Honors1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ABA 6th Annual Labor & Employment Law ConferenceWorkplace Cybercrimes2012
ABA 5th Annual Labor & Employment ConferenceRepresenting Employees in Criminal (and Potentially Criminal) Matters2011
Fed. Bar. Assn, Current Issues in White Collar LitigationIssues Re: Representation of Executives and Other Employees in White Collar Criminal Investigations2008
U.S. House Judiciary Comm. HearingCitizen Protection Act of 1998 (Bounty Hunter Abuses)1998
CNN Burden of Proof Legal CommentatorConstitutional Rights for Victims1997
National Public Radio (NPR)Terrorism/Habeas Corpus Legislation1996
Democracy Now (Pacifica Radio)Terrorism/Habeas Corpus Legislation1996