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Leslie Cronen

Kentucky personal injury lawyer

Attorney Leslie Cronen joined the law firm of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C. after over a decade of practicing personal injury and mass torts at a well-respected Plaintiffs’ firm in Louisville, KY.

Prior to that, she practiced for several years at two insurance defense firms, defending doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases.  In her work with the law firm of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., Ms. Cronen will continue to represent individuals seriously injured through the negligence of others, including wrongful death and medical malpractice claims, as well as defective drug and medical device claims.

Ms. Cronen graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, cum laude, in 2002, after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville in 1999.  She is licensed to practice law in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Massachusetts.  She is an active member of the Kentucky Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, and Women En Mass.  Ms. Cronen has also served on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association for several years.  She has been named a Super Lawyer for several years and is rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  Ms. Cronen recently co-chaired the first annual KY Women Trial Lawyers’ Retreat in June 2017, bringing together women attorneys from across the region for two days of networking, mentoring and learning in a relaxed environment.

With two teenagers at home, Ms. Cronen and her husband are very active in their school, sports and church activities and enjoy spending time with family, cooking and watching their favorite collegiate sports teams.

  • Bar Admissions
    • Kentucky, 2002
    • Indiana, 2011
    • Tennessee, 2014
    • Massachusetts, 2015
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • Education
    • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, Juris Doctor cum laude - 2002
    • University of Louisville, Louisville, KY B.A., Major: Communications - 1999
  • Published Works
    • Author, “Impact of Changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on Practice in Kentucky” March/April 2016, The Advocate, Kentucky Justice Association
    • Co-Author, “2015 changes to FRCP 26(b)(1) and the expected impact on Kentucky practice,” Nov/Dec 2015, Bench and Bar, Kentucky Bar Association
    • Co-Author, “Maneuvering in the Preemption Maze” November 2014, Trial Magazine, American Association for Justice
    • Reviewer: “Practical Aspects of Civil Practice in State Courts,” New Lawyer Handbook, Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2008
  • Classes/Seminars
    • Speaker/Presenter, “Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Litigation: Legislative and Case Law Update,” NBI, March, 2016
    • Speaker/Presenter, “There’s Safety in Focus Groups for Attorneys,” Kentucky Justice Association, June, 2013
  • Honors and Awards
    • Selected to the KY Super Lawyer list for the 7th consecutive year
    • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell since 2014
    • Selected to the Top 40 under 40 in KY by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2012
    • Selected to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in KY by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2013
    • Selected to the Top 25 Mass Tort Trial Lawyers in KY by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2018
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Kentucky Bar Association
    • Indiana Bar Association
    • Louisville Bar Association
    • American Association for Justice
    • Kentucky Justice Association
    • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
    • Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association, Past President (2019)
    • Kentucky Women Trial Attorneys Retreat, Steering Committee, Co-Chair, 2017 - Present
    • LBA Leadership Academy, Class of 2007, Fellow
    • Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2005 - 2007
    • Women En Mass
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