As a trial lawyer, Ellen Leesfield practiced in Florida’s state and federal courts, trying over 60 cases to jury verdict as lead counsel. She is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Florida Supreme Court. She handled state, federal and administrative trials as well as administrative hearings and appeals.
Ellen Leesfield’s vast trial experience additionally makes her the ideal partner for litigation consultation, including trial strategy, witness preparation, discovery issues, hearing preparation, fee issues, and post trial matters.
One particular area of focus Judge Leesfield has developed during her 30 years as a trial lawyer and trial judge, is the presentation of expert testimony. This expertise has never been more important, given the recent changes in Florida law with respect to the qualifications of expert witnesses and the presentation of their testimony.