The law firm Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske is pleased to announce the acceptance of Nicole C. Leet into the Georgia Bar Association’s prestigious Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Leadership Academy in Atlanta. Ms. Leet was one of only 55 lawyers from across the state of Georgia to receive the honor.
The Leardership Academy of the State Bar of Georgia is a program for talented and engaged young lawyers that allows participants to learn more about their profession, communities, and state. The program fosters mentoring relationships between it participants and government and community leaders. The Academy’s highly selective admission process seeks out talented young lawyers who have already demonstrated commitment to community service and want to continue that engagement throughout their careers. Participants have the chance to meet and learn from lawyers from a wide variety of legal fields and receive leadership training, professional development, and statewide exposure.
Ms. Leet is an associate at Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, who specializes in civil tort litigation. One hundred percent of her practice is devoted to litigation, and she has handled cases across a broad spectrum of practice areas from automobile liability and insurance coverage to intellectual property and products liability defense. Ms. Leet is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Ms. Leet is already actively involved in the professional community, serving on multiple committees for the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, maintaining alumni relations as co-president of the Atlanta Area Cumberland Law School Alumni and working on the Georgia Bar Young Lawyers Community Service Committee. She is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Defense Research Institute and National Association of Women Lawyers. Her community engagement extends beyond her professional activities as Ms. Leet also enjoys her work with Habitat for Humanity and Hands On Atlanta, a United Way service organization that helps individuals, families, and corporate groups volunteer at more than 400 Atlanta schools and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Leet received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. At Cumberland, Ms. Leet lead the Moot Court Team to the ABA National Finals Competition, served as a Senior Associate Editor on the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and developed and organized pro-bono legal projects as the President of the Cumberland Community Service Organization. She was the recipient of the Hand Arendall Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, the Order of Barristers for Excellence in Oral Argument and Brief Writing and the National Association of Women Lawyers Female Law Student Excellence Award.