ATTORNEY BIO
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880 Montclair Road Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35213
Assistant
Geri Brosky
Legal Assistant
bio image Leslie M. Hand
associate

Leslie practices in LGWM's Architects and Engineers and Environmental Litigation Practice Groups. Leslie represents architects, engineers, design builders, general contractors, subcontractors, and surveyors in both residential and commercial projects. Leslie also represents engineers, developers, general contractors, and manufacturers in federal and state law claims involving environmental and toxic tort litigation.

Leslie attended of Birmingham Southern College, where she graduated from the Honors Program and was published in the Southern Academic Review. Leslie obtained her juris doctorate from Cumberland School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Mississippi.

Professional Profile
Member, Alabama Bar Association
Member, Mississippi Bar Association
Member, Birmingham Civitan Club
Member, Birmingham Bar Association
Admitted
  • All Alabama State Courts
  • United States District Courts for the Northern Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama 
  • All Mississippi State Courts
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
Education
Birmingham Southern College
B.A.

Cumberland School of Law
J.D.
CASES OF NOTE
  • Represented property owner in case involving multiple Plaintiffs exposed to Legionella bacteria in nursing home. Case was successfully resolved in property owner’s favor by obtaining summary judgment on all claims.
  • Represented architect in Federal Court enforcement action brought by United States Attorney General over alleged ADA violations. Case was successfully resolved in architect’s favor by obtaining dismissal of all claims.
  • Represented engineering firm in Federal Court involving construction of educational facility. Claims involved multiple subcontractors and complex legal and factual issues.
  • Represent Design/Builder in a $20 Million design and construction defect case. Claims arising from construction of Data Center involve design professionals and multiple subcontractors and complex legal and factual issues.
  • Represented a mechanical contractor related to the installation and repair of a natural gas fired water boiler. Seventeen individual party-Plaintiffs claimed damages in excess of $20 million for permanent and serious brain injuries as a result of the exposure.
  • Represented supplier in personal injury case involving chemical exposure. Plaintiff alleged supplier’s failure to warn against exposure to chemical used in paper mill caused permanent injuries.
  • Represented apartment complex in case arising from alleged mold exposure. Plaintiff claimed exposure to mold resulted in permanent injuries.
  • Represent wastewater management company in case involving water intrusion. Plaintiffs claim personal and property damage resulted from utility’s failure to properly service and maintain sewer system.
  • Represented contractor in Federal Court enforcement action brought by United States Attorney General over alleged ADA violations. Case was successfully resolved in contractor’s favor by obtaining dismissal of all claims.
  • Represented supplier of drinking water in a lawsuit brought by 21 Plaintiffs claiming damages as a result of consuming and using contaminated water. The damages ranged from severe personal injury to damage to personal property.
REPORTED CASES
  • Cotton v. Betacom Inc., No. CV-06-BE-1486-E, 2008 WL 5120754 (N.D. Ala. Oct. 7, 2008)
  • Allen v. Cypress Village Ltd., No. 3:10-CV-994-WKW, 2012 WL 3064482 (M.D. Ala. July 27, 2012)
  • U.S. v. Dawn Properties, 64 F.Supp.3d 955 (S.D. Miss. 2014)
  • Baker v. Washington Mutual Finance Group, LLC, No. CIVA 104CV137WJG-JMR, 2007 WL 571103 (S.D. Miss. Feb. 20, 2007)
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