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Leto Copeley

Leto Copeley

White & Stradley, PLLC
  • Employment Law, Personal Injury
  • North Carolina
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Biography

Leto has many years of experience litigating cases for plaintiffs in the North Carolina state and federal courts. Her practice is now concentrated primarily on representing victims of crime, particularly sexual abuse. She also handles catastrophic personal injury cases.

Leto has received widespread recognition for the effectiveness of her work. She has the highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards given by Martindale-Hubbell. She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and in North Carolina Super Lawyers, where she has been named multiple years as one of the top fifty women lawyers in North Carolina.

Leto regularly lectures and and gives practical advice to her colleagues in the law. She has taught in continuing legal education programs sponsored by, among other groups, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association.

Leto has served various leadership roles in the North Carolina legal community and has a strong record of community service.

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Area
  • Sexual abuse/sexual harassment
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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4th Circuit
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Languages
  • American Sign Language: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Of counsel
White & Stradley PLLC
- Current
Partner
Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC
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Partner
Patterson Harkavy LLP
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Staff Attorney
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
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Law Clerk to the Honorable James E. McMillan
United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
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Education
Harvard Law School
J.D.
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City University of New York - Hunter College
Honors: summa cum laude
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Awards
Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Law & Politics Magazine
Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Law & Politics Magazine
Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Law & Politics Magazine
Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Law & Politics Magazine
Top 100 Lawyers Award
National Trial Lawyers- Top 100 Lawyers
Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Law & Politics Magazine
Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 50 Women Lawyers in North Carolina
Law & Politics Magazine
Women of Wisdom Silver Service Award
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Law & Politics Magazine
Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 50 Women Lawyers in North Carolina
Law & Politics Magazine
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Law & Politics Magazine
Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 50 Women Lawyers in North Carolina
Law & Politics Magazine
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Law & Politics Magazine
Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 50 Women Lawyers in North Carolina
Law & Politics Magazine
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Law & Politics Magazine
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyer, Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers in America
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
National Trial Lawyers- Top 100 Lawyers
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section Council
- Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
Co-chair, CLE Committee, Litigation Section
- Current
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Judicial District 15B
Member
- Current
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Orange County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member; Past Chair; Executive Committee
- Current
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National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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North Carolina State Bar
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
Member; Past President; Past Board of Directors Member
- Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
Co-Chair Law Practice Management Section Council
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Co-Chair, Education Committee
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AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
Member
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Legal Aid of North Carolina
Board of Directors
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Former Chair, Workers' Compensation Section
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North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
Judicial Endorsements Committee
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Co-Chair, Women's Caucus
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Co-Chair, Executive Committee, Employment Law Section
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North Carolina Bar Association
Co-Chair, Law School Liaison Committee
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North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
Board of Directors
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North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
President
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Farmworkers Legal Services
Board of Directors
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North Carolina Bar Association
Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Section Council
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North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
Board of Directors
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
300 Blackwell St.
Suite 101
Durham, NC 27701
Telephone: (919) 240-4054
Fax: (888) 412-0421
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