Atlanta (August 31, 2017) – Leslie J. Bryan, former partner and counsel at Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, LLC, has joined the Atlanta office of Lawrence & Bundy LLC as counsel. Ms. Bryan brings over thirty years of experience to the firm. She is a highly regarded and accomplished trial lawyer who has handled complex litigation at every level, from pretrial proceedings to electronic discovery, expert witness depositions, and Daubert-based challenges through numerous trials. Most recently she served on over twelve trial teams handling Plaintiffs’ tobacco litigation throughout Florida.
Ms. Bryan has consistently been ranked and recognized by Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers® (Women in Law) in the areas of Mass Tort Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation. She is a past member and former Vice President of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and served on the Editorial Board of its publication, The Verdict. She Chaired the State Bar’s Task Force on Electronic Discovery last year.
She currently serves as lead counsel for the class action litigation filed by Lawrence & Bundy on behalf of luxury chauffeur drivers against Mears Transportation in Florida federal court. She is also a court-appointed Trustee of the Common Benefit Trust established by the court in the multi-district breast implant litigation and Plaintiff’s Liaison Counsel for the Dow Corning Litigation Facility.
“I am excited to join such a talented and respected group of lawyers,” commented Bryan. “I have been impressed with Lawrence & Bundy’s deep commitment to client service, and I look forward to doing rewarding and challenging work.”
“We are thrilled to have Leslie join our team. Her significant trial experience will add immense value to our clients,” comments Washington D.C. partner Thomas Bundy.
“Leslie has a proven track record of exceptional legal skills and a commitment to client service, which is the foundation of our firm,” said partner Allegra Lawrence-Hardy. “We are delighted to welcome her to our firm.”
Ms. Bryan has demonstrated her commitment to improving the legal profession as an author of numerous legal articles. She also is active in the community and is Immediate Past Chair of the Atlanta Girls’ School’s Board of Trustees. She also served on the City of Atlanta Zoning Review Board, the Board of Trustees for The Children’s School, and as a past president of the Morningside Lenox Park Association Board.
Ms. Bryan earned her bachelor’s degree from Hollins College, master’s degree from Georgia State University, and her Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law.