Leslie Pescia

Workers Compensation and Employment Law
Thomas Law Offices, PLLC
9418 Norton Commons Blvd
Prospect, KY 40059
5023092646
https://www.thomaslawoffices.com/attorneys/leslie-pescia/


Leslie Pescia is an Auburn University graduate, graduating cum laude in 2009 with dual degrees in Political Science and Criminology. While at Auburn, Leslie was selected to work in the Open Source Intelligence Laboratory where she was able to develop invaluable skills while working on real-world national intelligence issues.

Following Auburn, Leslie attended Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University and graduated magna cum laude in 2013. During law school, Leslie was a Knabe Scholar and named 2013 Advocate of the Year. She served as a Student Bar Association Senator for two years, a member of the Board of Advocates Executive Council, a student ambassador for the law school, and clerked for the Alabama Supreme Court. She also won multiple trial and appellate advocacy awards and legal writing awards throughout her time law school.

Prior to joining Thomas Law Offices, Leslie worked for a national plaintiffs’ firm in Alabama. She handled cases related to the BP oil spill and focused on complex litigation, including consumer class actions, cybersecurity matters, antitrust matters, and whistleblower cases, nationwide. Leslie is excited to bring her background and experience to Thomas Law Offices to serve injured victims and their families.

Leslie moved to Louisville with her two dogs, Tucker and Scout, and enjoys spending her free time attending all types of sporting events, reading, and travelling!

Admissions

Alabama State Bar (admitted 2013)
S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (admitted 2013)
S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (admitted 2013)
S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama (admitted 2017)
Supreme Court of the United States (admitted 2017)
7th Circuit Court of Appeals (admitted 2020)
S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (admitted 2021)

Memberships

Alabama State Bar
Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee (2016-2018)
Diversity Committee (2016-2019)
American Association for Justice
2018 Leadership Academy Graduate
Secretary, New Lawyers Division (2020-2021)
Treasurer, New Lawyers Division (2021-present)
PAC Task Force
Membership Oversight Committee
Women Trial Lawyers Caucus
Alabama Association for Justice
Emerging Leaders
Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program
Pound Civil Justice Institute
Ex-officio Trustee (2018-2019)

Awards

Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” List (2018-present)
2017 Beasley Allen Fraud Lawyer of the Year
National Advocates – Top 40 under 40
AAJ NLD Excellence Award (2015-present)

Publications

A Quick Look at the Recent Interplay between MDLs & Class Actions
AAJ Class Action Litigation Newsletter, Winter 2016

Do You Want Arbitration with That?
AAJ WTLC Newsletter, Summer 2015

Presentations

Cybersecurity: Practical Solutions, American Association for Justice Webinar
Your Server Was Hacked. Now What?, American Association for Justice Winter Convention, February 2020
The Nuts and Bolts of a Whistleblower Case, American Association for Justice Annual Convention, July 2018
Deposition Tips and Tricks, Alabama Association for Justice Webinar, November 2018

Education

Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, May 2013

* 2013 Advocate of the Year

Auburn University
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, December 2009
Political Science & Criminology