Misty Leslie advises employers in labor and employment law issues. She has over 15 years of experience representing public and private sector clients in a wide range of employment matters including:

  • Investigating and defending discrimination claims involving race, ethnicity, religion, sex, disability and age (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ADA, ADEA)
  • Investigating and defending claims involving equal pay
  • Drafting employee handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Negotiating and drafting separation agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting employment agreements
  • Developing and implementing reductions in force plans
  • FLSA compliance and claim defense
  • FMLA compliance and claim defense
  • Performance management, including disciplinary actions and terminations
  • Public sector labor relations
  • Section 1983/Constitutional torts


Recipient, David A. Svoboda Trial Advocacy Award

Creighton University School of Law

Recipient, CJS/CALI Awards for Contracts I and Property II

Creighton University School of Law

News, Analysis & Press

The Changed Face of Liability for Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment

32 Creighton L. Rev. 1635



  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 1999cum laude
  • B.A., Chadron State College, 1996summa cum laude

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  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona