Leslie Hartnett concentrates her legal practice on the representation of employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters.

Leslie is well-versed in handling all aspects of litigation including the pre-suit investigation, settlement negotiations and trial preparation. She represents clients in state and federal court, regularly handling claims related to discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour. Leslie also provides employers with preventative counsel regarding employment practices, implementing effective policies, Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Leslie was an associate in the Atlanta office of full-service law firm where she represented companies in matters involving labor and employment, healthcare, medical malpractice, and class action.

While in law school, Leslie served on the Federal Courts Law Review editorial board and participated in the National Tax Moot Court Competition where her team won first place.

Honors & Awards
  • "Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers in America (2023-2024)
  • Obtained dismissal from DOL on behalf of dental practice in OSHA retaliation claim  
  • Represented multiple employers in proceedings before EEOC, DOL, and in federal court related to claims of discrimination and retaliation
  • Successfully negotiated favorable settlement on behalf of client in lawsuit related to violations of non-solicitation agreement 
  • Charleston School of Law
    J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
  • University of Miami
    B.S., 2011
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia State Court
  • South Carolina State Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina