Elena Leonard


Elena Leonard is an associate in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the Construction Practice. Her areas of emphasis are primarily construction litigation and insurance defense.

Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Leonard defended some of the nation's largest banking institutions, mortgage servicers and government sponsored enterprises in both state and federal complex litigation matters. Ms. Leonard also represented nationwide title insurance companies and their insureds in disputes arising out of real estate transactions, including sophisticated fraud matters.

Foreign Language



  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • State Supreme Courts
    • California Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit



Supreme Court of the State of California

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


Orange County Bar Association


University of California, Irvine School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2014

  • Lawyering Skills Research Fellow

  • Pro Bono Achievement Award

Saint Louis University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, summa cum laude, 2010

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

  • Psychology Senior Capstone Symposium Winner

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