- 10 Years of Experience As A Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney
- 32 Jury Trials Completed with a 90% Win Rate
- Former State Bar Prosecutor
- Appointed To A Panel To Investigate Prosecutorial Misconduct In Orange County
Ms. Leece is a former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney. While at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Ms. Leece tried 34 jury trials with a 90% success rate, including complex multi defendant felony cases. She also prosecuted gang crimes which dealt with issues involving shootings to protect drug territories; gun crimes; sales and transportation of narcotics; and gang retaliation as well as misdemeanor crimes such as DUI. She prepared over 500 cases for jury trial, and handled hundreds of preliminary hearings ranging from drug offenses to murder. She filed complaints for misdemeanor and felony cases, as well as filed and adjudicated cases involving juveniles.
Ms. Leece began her legal career as an associate in a prominent Criminal Defense firm in Kansas City, Kansas before moving to Los Angeles. When she moved to Los Angeles, she joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney, and worked there for approximately 10 years in nearly all of the branch and area courts in Los Angeles County.
After Ms. Leece left the District Attorney’s office she joined the State Bar of California as Senior Trial Counsel in 2011, where she litigated high profile and complex attorney discipline cases in State Bar Court. Ms. Leece worked on a task force with the California Attorney General’s Office to take down a loan modification fraud scheme over one million dollars. Additionally, Ms. Leece supervised Deputy Trial Counsel in their litigation, and directed State Bar Investigators on how to focus and conduct their investigations into disciplinary violations. In addition to Ms. Leece’s criminal defense cases she also defends attorneys charged with violations in State Bar Court and consults on legal risk management and ethics issues for civil public agency attorneys. Aizman Law Firm is proud to have Ms. Leece as Of Counsel to our firm.