As an associate in the trial group, Leyla is a dedicated and persuasive client advocate. With responsive and effective communication, Leyla assists clients with all aspects of litigation including discovery, civil motion practice, case strategy, and trial preparation.
Before joining Dorsey, Leyla served as a judicial intern at the United States District of Minnesota, represented indigent criminal defendants, and worked with American legal scholar Mark W. Osler filing federal commutations petitions and reforming clemency policy. Leyla remains committed to pro bono service representing criminal defendants and appellants in both federal and state court.
Education & Admissions
University of St. Thomas School of Law (J.D., 2020), cum laude; Dean’s Awards; Presidential Scholar; Jessup International Law Moot Court Team—Quarterfinalist: Southern Region (2019); Western Region (2020)
Hamline University (B.A., Art History, 2010)
- U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Judicial Extern to the Honorable Susan Richard Nelson