Leslie Federer focuses her practice on toxic tort litigation.

She represents Fortune 500 companies, including product manufacturers, premises owners, and employers, throughout Illinois. Leslie serves as both local counsel and national coordinating counsel and is involved in all aspects of litigation. In addition to her toxic tort practice, Leslie serves as counsel in matters pending before the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

Prior to and during law school, Leslie worked as both a paralegal and law clerk at a national defense firm. While in law school, Leslie participated as a mentor in Capital University’s ‘Peer Advisor’ Program, helping new evening program law students become acclimated with the rigorous first year schedule while balancing full-time employment. Before entering the legal field, Leslie worked as a sales account executive at a third-party transportation and logistics company where she managed and supervised national accounts.

Court admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois

Organizations/Committee Memberships
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Professional Recognition
  • Selected to Illinois Rising Stars for 2019 – 2022
Bar admissions



Capital University Law School (J.D.)

The Ohio State University (B.S.)