Leslie Sheehan is senior counsel in the Los Angeles office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Tort & Product Liability, Environmental & Toxic Tort and Aviation practice groups. Her practice focuses on the defense of complex litigation matters. She has over 25 years of civil litigation experience concentrating in the areas of product liability, construction defect, environmental and toxic torts, and premises liability defense. In addition, she has experience in aviation law, insurance coverage, and public utility defense.
Ms. Sheehan has handled a broad range of product liability cases involving consumer products and industrial and construction equipment. A representative sample of products includes: cranes, farm equipment, high pressure water cutting machines, elevators, escalators, airline tugs, punch presses, dish washing machines, household fans, and other miscellaneous household equipment and electronics. In addition, she has experience in cases involving fires which were allegedly caused by various products and the distribution of electrical power. She has represented developers and subcontractors in numerous cases involving large subdivisions and condominium complexes, as well as, single family homes. Ms. Sheehan has represented defendants sued in environmental cases involving agricultural and chemical pesticides, asbestos, and benzene. She has defended property owners in claims for remediation of allegedly contaminated property. She also has represented property owners in various premises liability cases, including injuries resulting from a wide variety of causes and the alleged negligence in providing adequate security and excessive force used by security guards. Ms. Sheehan has obtained summary judgments in actions brought against police and sheriff departments in excessive use of force cases. In addition, Ms. Sheehan has represented doctors and social workers in malpractice cases. Her aviation experience includes representation of airlines and manufacturers of airplanes and airplane parts.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Sheehan was a sole practitioner in California and Massachusetts. She was also a partner of Coleman & Wright and a senior associate of Morgan, Wenzel & McNicholas.
United States District Courts, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
United States District Courts, District of Massachusetts
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute