Joel P. Leonard
Mr. Leonard represents clients in court regularly in commercial and insurance matters. He also negotiates contracts for doctors, counsels health care providers, and when needed, represents them in litigation. Mr. Leonard has substantial experience litigating products liability and insurance coverage disputes and in fights over non-competition agreements.
Mr. Leonard learned about appellate advocacy early in his career when he served as law clerk to the Hon. Nathan Heffernan, Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He later practiced as a trial lawyer in both Wisconsin and Massachusetts. Before joining the Oregon and Washington bars, Mr. Leonard and his wife spent a year and a half running a mission hospital in Kenya, and he continues to maintain an interest in Africa. Mr. Leonard is a graduate of Harvard College, qualified for a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the University of Dar Es Salaam and earned his J.D. and was elected Order of the Coif at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Published Articles & Books
- “Advocate Beware: Oregon Products Claims,” OSB Construction Law Newsletter – Fourth Quarter 2003
- “Physician Noncompetes: Still Necessary and Useful?” Oregon Health Law, Newsletter – Spring 2003. OSB version
- 2 Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon, Ch. 27 “Judgments” (OSB Legal Pubs 2009).