Ms. Esquire has been a great group, and special due to being mostly ladies, which brings a different vibe. Some of the activities we do during our monthly meetings bring the members closer to one another which is great. Also, all members are phenomenal and intelligent business owners, people you want to relate to and be around.
Leila Billings, Esq
Leila A. Billings manages her own mass torts law firm working with clients and firms nationwide. She specializes in mass torts litigation representing victims injured by a drug, medical device or defective product. She also handles cases involving catastrophic injuries. She helps to give a voice to those hurt by the negligence of others, and she is dedicated to providing guidance, empathy, and resolution to her clients.
Ms. Billings graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and went on to enroll in a dual program at Nova Southeastern University. During her postgraduate education, she worked full-time while attending the law school evening part-time program. She graduated with a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate.
Prior to starting her own law firm, she oversaw the pre-litigation division at Kelley Uustal for 3 years and started the mass torts division there. She also worked for two years at Russo, Billings & Rosen, PL as an administrative partner, where she worked on multiple aspects of litigation for plaintiff personal injury practice, including negligence, premises liability, and wrongful death. While there, she worked on hundreds of cases, from client intake to trial and post-trial motions. She also worked for Itzler & Itzler, PA as an associate who handled the litigation for motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall, property damage, and breach of contract cases. Leila Billings has been recognized as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers for 2 years in a row. This honor is reserved for those lawyers that exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction. She has also been recognized as a Top 100 Civil Plaintiff’s Lawyer and a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers.
Ms. Billings has been actively involved in her community throughout her career. She is the currently President of Broward County Trial Lawyers Association. She is a Past-President of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association. She is also a member of Partners4Pace Broward. She works as the founder and managing director for Attorneys for H.O.P.E., a 501c3 providing pro bono legal services to first responders, law enforcement, veterans, and military service members. She also coaches and mentors law students as part of the Trial Advocacy Institute at Nova Southeastern University School of Law.
Leila is a Cuban-American, born in Spain, and native to Brooklyn, New York. She lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida with her husband and son. She is a homeschool mom and enjoys crafting and planning fundraisers for numerous local charity organizations.
- B.A., Boston University
- M.B.A., Nova Southeastern
- J.D., Nova Southeastern
- Broward County Trial Lawyers Association, Immediate Past President
- Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers Section & Women’s Caucus Section, Past Director
- Broward County Women Lawyers Association
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Founder and managing director for Attorneys for H.O.P.E.
- Education Director for Ms. Esquire
- Past President of The Masters Academy Parent Teacher Association
- Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, Past President
- Past Special Events Chair – Thomas J. McCormick Scholarship Foundation
- Member: National Association of Professional Women Mentoring Program