Leslie A. Braun

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Partner
Location:
San Diego, California
Phone:
619-908-1954
619-780-2739
800-701-4208
Fax:
619-515-1196 (Firm)
Email:

Leslie A. Braun's practice includes the defense of complex construction actions, including the representation of developers and general contractors, with a focus on additional insured insurance coverage.  Ms. Braun's fourteen years of practice has also included matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment; employment disputes, business torts, contract disputes, fraud, juvenile delinquency and family law.
 
Ms. Braun's depth of knowledge and legal expertise has been recognized by the State of California as a Temporary Judge 2007 - 2009, American Biological Institute Woman of the Year 2007 - 2009, The 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 - 2005.
 
Ms. Braun was born and raised in Southern California and was admitted to the California Bar in June of 1996.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Western State University and her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  Ms. Braun is a member of the State Bar of California, the State Bar of California Insurance Bad Faith and Family Law Sections, the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association Family Law Section and Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, International.
 
After law school Ms. Braun practiced employment law with Employment Mediation & Litigation Services and Joe B. Cordileone & Associates.  Ms. Braun brought her experience and knowledge to Simpson Delmore Greene LLP in 2001 and has continued to expand her practice in complex construction actions.  Since 2007, she has been serving as a Judge Pro Tem in civil litigation and family law.  Since January of 2010, she has also been serving as a Judge Pro Tem in California's Pilot Program in Civil Collections in downtown, San Diego.  Ms. Braun's litigation experience and participation in these programs has given her the tools to successfully resolve over a hundred cases through settlement negotiations, mediation and arbitration throughout the State of California.

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

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