Employment law specialist and former defense attorney Porsche Leonce believed it was fitting to launch her law firm, which enforces employee rights, on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The launch party was held at the landmark hotel, the Georgian Terrace in Atlanta, Georgia on July 2, 2014. During this incredible event, many of Atlanta’s top legal professionals joined in celebrating this milestone anniversary and to congratulate Leonce on the launch of her new firm. Featured speakers included the Honorable Thelma Wyatt Moore (retired), the first African-American female Chief Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court and Charles S. Johnson III, Esq., President of the esteemed civil rights organization, Southern Regional Council and Equity Partner at Holland & Knight. Both speakers applauded Leonce for the necessary work she is doing to protect employee rights and enforce anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws.
After s years of defending the country’s top companies in employment law cases, Leonce has followed her passion for grass roots advocacy and recently launched Leonce Law with two locations in metro Atlanta. The firm’s core commitment is enforcing civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace and protection from unfair pay practices.
“I cannot promise that I can rectify the issue of discrimination and harassment in the workplace in my lifetime – though I am optimistic..” However, what I can promise is to take leadership in that regard and that is why I started Leonce Law, to continue the movement towards equal rights in this country and I will start with the workplace.”
Special guests of the event included the Honorable Atlanta Municipal Court Judge Terrinee Gundy, Eric Barnum, Esq. (Partner, Schiff Hardin), Waverly Settles (Deputy District Attorney, Fulton Count), Morris Little, Esq. (Partner, Taylor English), Brandon Williams (Partner, Alston & Bird), Douglas Duerr (Partner, Elarbee Thompson), Sharon Morgan (Partner, Elarbee Thompson), William Deveney (Partner, Elarbee Thompson), Jerry L. Gray (Director of Government Relations, Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP)
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About Porsche Leonce: Porsche Leonce is a specialist in employment law issues, specifically with respect to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Leonce is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgia State University, cum laude of Pepperdine University School of Law and a certified Employment Learning Innovations (ELI) trainer. She began her practice as an associate at Bingham McCutcheon, an Am Law Top 100 global law firm in Los Angeles, and continued her work in employment law at Elbee Thompson, a prestigious boutique labor and employment firm in Atlanta. Leonce is licensed to practice in Georgia and California and a member of the following associations; Atlanta Bar Association and personnel committee member, American Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Society of Human Resources Management, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, National Law Employment Council, Georgia Association of Black Woman Attorneys, Georgia State University Alumni Association, Pepperdine Alumni Association and Cool Girls Inc. www.leoncelaw.com.
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