Leslie M. Dillahunty

Ms. Dillahunty’s experience includes litigation defending various entities and individuals. She has tried cases in state and federal court representing cities, counties, and religious entities, as well as their employees. She has additionally written several briefs which were submitted to both the Ninth Circuit and Fifth District Courts of Appeal. She has also successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Dillahunty has written course materials and presented seminars on the topic of “Litigation Case Management for the California Paralegal” for the Institute for Paralegal Education.

Ms. Dillahunty has served as judge pro tem for the Fresno County Juvenile Delinquency Court.

Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

All courts of the State of California

Professional Activities and Affiliations

Fresno County Women Lawyers Board of Directors -
Secretary, 2002-2003, President, 2004

California State Bar Committee on Administration of
Justice (Northern Section) - Member, 2005 - 2008

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Joaquin Valley
2012 President on the Board of Directors and
Past Editor of Association’s newsletter, The Report.

Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada

Defense Research Institute

Federal Bar Association

Fresno County Bar Association

Central California Adjuster’s Association


Juris Doctor, 1997
San Joaquin College of Law

Associate of Science, 1987
Fresno City College

Leslie M. Dillahunty
Senior Associate Attorney

Telephone (559) 221-5256

Facsimile (559) 221-5262

Areas of Practice

  • Public Entity Defense
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Correctional Liability
  • Child Protective Services Liability
  • Defense of Religious Entities
  • Dangerous Condition of Public Property
  • Premises Liability

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