Leslie J Anderson

Leslie J Anderson

Silvernail Law Firm, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets ...
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After practicing with Wallace W. Lien, a firm specializing in land use in Salem, Oregon, Ms. Anderson opened her practice in Long Beach, Washington in 2001 where she zealously represented juvenile and adult clients in criminal,, family, and civil cases. Ms. Anderson practiced in in Washington and Oregon until she relocated back to Missouri in 2006.

Ms. Anderson continued to work in her own firm until she joined the Missouri Public Defender's Office in 2012. As a member of the Public Defender's office, Ms. Anderson represented a multitude of clients in felony and misdemeanor cases and probation violations ranging from 1st Degree Murder to Misdemeanor DWI. After moving to the Kirksville area, Ms. Anderson practiced with The Benson Law Firm where her practice included criminal, civil, real property, business, worker's compensation and juvenile law.

In 1999, Ms. Anderson obtained her Juris Doctorate from Northwest School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon the top environmental law school. Ms. Anderson graduated from Drury College with a Bachelor's of Arts with Honors with a double major in Psychology and Criminology.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Juvenile Law
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
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Professional Experience
Silvernail Law Firm, LLC
- Current
The Benson Law Firm
While at The Benson Law Firm I represented clients in criminal, civil, real property, business, worker's compensation and juvenile law.
Missouri Public Defender's Office
? Represent court-appointed indigent defendants in misdemeanor and felony cases from misdemeanors to 1st Degree murder ? Perform legal research and case analysis on a variety of criminal and procedural issues ? Conduct depositions, preliminary hearings, probation violation hearings, and trials ? Prepare and present motions
Law Office of Leslie J. Anderson
? Represent clients in various legal issues with an emphasis on family and civil law ? Advocate for court-appointed juvenile offenders and dependencies, GAL appointments ? Civil and criminal litigation, draft contracts and legal memorandum, conduct case and statutory analysis, and perform legal research ? Represent court-appointed indigent defendants ? Assistant City Attorney for Dallas and Monmouth Oregon ? Prosecute misdemeanors up to and including trial, and negotiate plea bargains ? Perform legal research and case analysis in various areas of law, including real estate, business and wrongful death
Oregon Department of Justice- Financial Fraud Division
Legal intern for 2 years with the Oregon Department of Justice Financial Fraud Division. Position involved investigating and prosecuting various businesses that violated the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (1999) | International Business, Trade, and Tax Law
Honors: ? Dean’s Scholarship (6 semesters) ? Editorial Board, International Legal Perspectives; 1996- 1999
Activities: ? Jessup Moot Court ? Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; Summer 1998 ? East China University of Politics and Law; Shanghai, PRC; Summer 1997
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Drury University
B.A. (1994) | Psychology/Criminology with Honors
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Dean's Honor Roll (8 semesters) Psi Chi Alpha Phi Sigma
Activities: Zeta Tau Alpha SADD Student Council Model UN
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Professional Associations
The Missouri Bar  # 62380
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Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Silvernail Law Firm, LLC
803 South Baltimore
Kirksville, MO 63501
Telephone: (660) 956-0997
Fax: (660) 956-4241