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Mrs. Heather Newsom Leonard

Licensed for 18 years

Attorney in Vestavia Hills, AL

Practice Area: Labor and Employment, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination 7 more areas of practice + 7 more

Awards
AV Preeminent
Awards
AV Preeminent

Areas of Law

  • Labor and Employment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Law Mediator
  • Harassment
  • Employment Law
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Employee Benefits
  • Wrongful Termination

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  • 4.8/5.0 22 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.7/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/12/14 in Employment Law

    Heather is an excellent and ethical lawyer. Read more

    Heather is an excellent and ethical lawyer.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/12/14 in Civil Rights

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/12/14 in Labor Law

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 06/12/14 in Employment Law

    Heather is extremely knowledgeable. Read more

    Heather is extremely knowledgeable.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/04/14 in Employment Civil Rights

    Heather should be the standard for all litigation lawyers. She represents her clients with vigor, but is reasonable and practical. She is ethical and honest, and does n... Read more

    Heather should be the standard for all litigation lawyers. She represents her clients with vigor, but is reasonable and practical. She is ethical and honest, and does not create unrealistic expectations for her clients. She is judge-worthy.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
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  • 4.2/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 06/04/14 in Employment Law

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 06/04/14 in Employment Law

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/03/14 in Employment Litigation

    I have litigated with a lot of lawyers. Heather is one of the best at both preparing and presenting a case. Read more

    I have litigated with a lot of lawyers. Heather is one of the best at both preparing and presenting a case.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/29/14 in Employment Litigation

    Heather is by far one of the very best plaintiff's employment attorneys in the state of Alabama and has the highest moral and ethical standards. I highly recommend her. Read more

    Heather is by far one of the very best plaintiff's employment attorneys in the state of Alabama and has the highest moral and ethical standards. I highly recommend her.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/28/14 in Discrimination

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

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      5.0/5.0
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Credentials

Position
Member
Admission Details
Admitted in 1998, Alabama and U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Law School Attended
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Class of 1998
J.D.
University Attended
University of Kentucky
Class of 1995
B.A.
Political Science