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Leslie Brueckner

Leslie's Biography

Leslie A. Brueckner is a senior attorney at Public Justice. She received her A.B. degree summa cum laude from U.C. Berkeley in 1983, where she was awarded the University Medal for the Most Distinguished Graduating Senior. Leslie is also a 1987 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. In December 1993, she joined Public Justice (then Trial Lawyers for Public Justice), where her areas of practice include class actions, constitutional law, food safety, federal preemption, and combating court secrecy.

Among other victories, Ms. Brueckner has won unanimous preemption rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court in Sprietsma v. Mercury Marine Corp., 537 U.S. 51 (2002) (upholding an injury victim’s right to sue a manufacturer for failing to install a propeller guard on its recreational motor boat engines), and from the California Supreme Court in Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc. , 62 Cal. 4th 298 (2015)(upholding consumers’ rights to sue an organic grower for mislabeling its conventionally grown herbs as “organic”).

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