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Leto Copeley - Durham, NC

Durham Workers' Compensation Lawyer
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300 Blackwell StreetSuite 101 The Old Bull BuildingDurham, NC 27701
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Leto graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York, summa cum laude, in 1980, and from Harvard Law School in 1983. She served as law clerk to the Honorable James E. McMillan, of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina from 1983-84. Before joining the firm, Leto was a staff attorney with Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and had her own law practice. Leto has served on the North Carolina Bar Association Labor and Employment Section...

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Leto graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York, summa cum laude, in 1980, and from Harvard Law School in 1983. She served as law clerk to the Honorable James E. McMillan, of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina from 1983-84. Before joining the firm, Leto was a staff attorney with Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and had her own law practice. Leto has served on the North Carolina Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Council, the Board of Directors of Farmworkers Legal Services, and as treasurer of Legal Aid of North Carolina, an agency delivering free legal services to low-income people statewide. She has served as President of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and as President of the Charlotte chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. Before attending law school, Leto worked in the department of political action and legislation of District Council 37, a local of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Leto is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the area of workers' compensation. Since 2006, Leto has been included in the list of North Carolina Super Lawyers published by Law and Politics Magazine. In the same magazine, she has been listed as one of the top fifty women lawyers in North Carolina. Leto is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell.

Leto currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Workers' Compensation Section of North Carolina Advocates for Justice and as a member of the Law Practice Management Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. She is a member of the American Association for Justice, the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, the American Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. She is actively involved in her church, St. Philips Episcopal of Durham, where she currently assists with the Hispanic Outreach Ministry and serves as an elected member of the vestry. Leto is a Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law. Her areas of practice include workers' compensation, personal injury, wrongful death and sex abuse/sexual harassment.

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Practice Areas
Workers' CompensationPersonal InjuryWrongful DeathSex Abuse/Sexual Harassment
Litigation
95%
Current Employment Position(s)
Partner
Languages
English (Primary)Spanish
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
North Carolina, 1984U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1984U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1988U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1988
Specialties and Certifications
Workers' Compensation Law
Other Affiliations
The American Bar Association (Member) The National Employment Lawyers Association (Member) Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (Member) North Carolina Advocates for Justice,North Carolina Bar Association (Member, Law Practice Management Section Council) North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (Past President) The Orange County Bar Association (Member)
Education
Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1980
Honors: summa cum laude
Past Positions
The Hon. James E. McMillan, The United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Law Clerk, 1983 - 1984Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Staff Attorney, 1984 - 1986Patterson Harkavy LLP, Partner, December 1, 1996 - June 30, 2011
Pro Bono Activities
Church, St. Philips Episcopal of Durham: Church Vestry, Sign Language Interpreter, Youth Group LeaderEpiscopal Diocese - Sponsored Honduras Health Mission
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Honors
The Best Lawyers in AmericaNorth Carolina Super Lawyers Published by Law and Politics Magazine, 2006 - Present One of the Top Fifty Women Lawyers in North Carolina, Law and Politics Magazine, 2006 - Present Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, the Highest Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
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300 Blackwell StreetSuite 101 The Old Bull BuildingDurham, NC 27701
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919-240-4054888-407-5921
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919-942-5256
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