Leslie A. Braun

Leslie A. Braun

Partner
Location:
San Diego, California
Phone:
619-908-1954
Fax:
619-515-1196 (Firm)
Email:

Leslie A. Braun is a native Californian.  She was admitted to the California Bar in June 1996.  Ms. Braun received her undergraduate degree from Western State University (B.A., 1994) and received her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law (J.D., 1995).  Ms. Braun is a member of the California Bar Association including Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections, San Diego Bar Association, National Association of Professional Women and The International Women’s Leadership Association.
 
Ms. Braun's current practice includes representing developers and general contractors in construction defect complex litigation cases including defending developers and general contractors with a focus on obtaining additional insured coverage.   Her current practice also includes family law cases regarding separation, dissolution (divorce), child support and visitation/custody, spousal support, division of community and separate property (real and personal), pre-marital settlement agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements and mediation. Ms. Braun is a Judge Pro Tem/Settlement Attorney resolving civil litigation and family law cases. During Ms. Braun's over twenty years of practice, she has also represented employees in employment law cases including discrimination, sexual harassment, business torts, contract disputes, defamation and fraud. Ms. Braun’s practice experience also includes family law, wills & trusts, juvenile delinquency law and mediation.

Ms. Braun's legal expertise has been recognized by the State of California as a Judge Pro Tem from 2007 to present; Top Female Executives 2016-2017; Best in Civil Litigation Disputes 2016 – San Diego; Martindale-Hubbell 20th Year Anniversary 2016; Voices for Children Advocate University Graduate 2016; Nat’l. Assn. of Professional Women 2014; Int’l. Women’s Leadership Assn. 2014; Worldwide Who’s Who 2013, Cambridge Who’s Who 2012; Martindale-Hubbell 15th Year Anniversary 2011; American Biological Institute Woman of the Year 2007 and 2008; Global Directory of Who's Who Lifetime Member; American Biological Institute President's Citation 2007; Strathmore’s Directory of Who’s Who and America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals 2004 to 2005.

Areas of Practice

  • Representing Developers - Complex C.D. - Additional Insured Insurance Coverage
  • Civil and Business Litigation and Family Law - Judge Pro Tem (Settlement Judge)

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1996

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Western State University, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Science of Laws

Honors and Awards

  • Top Female Executives, Professionals & Executives, 2014
  • Int'l. Women's Leadership Association, 2014
  • National Association of Professional Women, 2013 - 2014
  • Certificate of Application - Judge Pro Tem, 2007 - 2013
  • Worldwide Who's Who, 2012 - 2014
  • LexisNexis Martindale - Hubbell - 15th Year, 2011
  • Cambridge Who's Who, 2011 - 2014
  • Continental Who's Who, 2011 - 2014
  • Amer. Bio. Inst. - Women of Year, 2007 - 2008
  • President's Citation, 2007
  • Global Directory of Who's Who, 2006 - 2014
  • Strathmore's Directory of Who's Who, 2006 - 2014
  • Amer. Reg. of Outstanding Professionals, 2004 - 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association, Attorney/Partner, 1996 - Present
  • Insurance Bad Faith - CA Bar Association, Attorney/Partner, 2002 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association, Attorney/Partner, 1996 - Present
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution - CA Bar Association, Attorney/Partner, 2002 - Present
  • Family Law - CA Bar Association, Attorney/Partner, 2007 - Present
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, Attorney/Partner, 2013 - Present
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Int'l., Attorney/Partner, 1996 - Present
  • National Association of Prof. Women, Attorney/Partner, 2013 - Present
  • Int'l. Women's Leadership Association, Attorney/Partner, 2014 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Joe B. Cordileone & Associates fka 'E.M.L.S., Attorney, 1998 - 2001
  • Law Offices of Leslie A. Braun, Attorney, 1996 - 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Judge Pro Tem (Settlement Judge), 2007 - Present
  • USD - School of Law - Legal Analysis - Appellate Judge, 2013 - 2014
  • USD - School of Law - Moot Court - Judge, 2002 - 2007
  • Arroyo Vista School Site Council Board, 2000 - 2001
  • Volunteers in Parole (Juvenile), 1997 - 1999

Ancillary Businesses

  • Landlord/Tenant

Languages

  • English