Leslie STEWART Sullivan
Rower LLC has been deeply enriched by Leslie’s decision to return to the work place after having raised her two children and moving to New York. Leslie has advocated for clients in the courtroom the entirety of her legal career and brings a unique set of skills to Rower LLC. Following law school, Leslie was a civil defense trial lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, handling all aspects of litigation from inception to resolution. She gained valuable experience arguing motions before trial and appellate courts and successfully serving as lead counsel in both bench and jury trials. Leslie demonstrates an innate ability to strategically plan and develop cases with the client’s end-goal in mind. While Leslie has significant courtroom experience, she also advocates for alternative dispute resolution when the client’s needs will be better met in that forum, of which she has experience on both sides of the table.
Leslie received her BBA in finance from the University of Georgia and her JD from Georgia State University. Before entering law school, Leslie worked at a financial institution managing corporate clients. During law school, Leslie received the American Jurisprudence Award in Research Writing and Advocacy, served as a Graduate Research Assistant for a Trust and Estates professor, where she helped edit articles for publication, was active in the International and Comparative Law Society, where she served as Treasurer, and was a member of the National Moot Court Team. Following law school, Leslie was active in the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Lawyers’ Club, and the Junior League of Atlanta, which fostered her interest in helping others through difficult times.
Leslie’s talents include organizing and managing cases and servicing clients’ needs with thoughtfulness, compassion and a particular understanding of the financial issues many divorcing couples face. Staying true to her southern roots, she remains dignified, even in the midst of fiercely passionate arguments and negotiations.
Leslie grew up in Georgia, but now makes Manhattan her home, where she lives with her two children. She continues her commitment to helping others by regularly serving meals to the homeless through Hope for New York.