Leslie Lasher joined the Forrest Firm in 2016. Ms. Lasher represents public and private employers and executives. She primarily advises on issues related to compliance with state and federal employment laws, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and NC REDA, and regularly drafts and negotiates employment contracts.
In her role at the firm, Lasher works with employers to create, review, and implement employment handbooks and policies in order to ensure maximum efficiency and to develop resilient employment strategies. Ultimately, her goal is to assist in implementing effective tools to avoid litigation. When litigation, charges, or audits inevitably occur, she works with employers as administrative and litigation counsel with the primary goal of minimizing the impact on everyday operation. With her educational background and focus on the public sector, Ms. Lasher brings a unique perspective and systematic approach to working with government entities at all levels.
In her practice, Ms. Lasher regularly reviews employment, incentive, and severance agreements for employees, primarily focusing on management-level employees, physicians, and entrepreneurs who are attempting to better understand and negotiate through the agreements in place with their current or prior employers.
Ms. Lasher began her practice at the Raleigh law firm of Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP in 2009. While at Teague Campbell, she developed effective tools for representing clients in court and advising them on the best ways to avoid risk.
Leslie Lasher graduated cum laude from Elon University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration and political science and a Juris Doctor degree. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all North Carolina State and Federal Courts, the North Carolina Business Court, The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court Of the United States.
Recognitions and Civic Activities
♦ North Carolina “Super Lawyers” Rising Star in Employment Law, 2014, 2015, 2016
♦ North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy,2015
♦ Elon Law Alumni Council, Raleigh Chapter
♦ Wake Forest, NC Chamber of Commerce member
♦ Member NC SHRM (Society Of Human Resource Management)
Education (Leslie P. Lasher)
♦ J.D., Elon University
♦ B.A., Public Administration and Political Science, Elon University