Areas of Practice
- Bodily Injury
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Contracts
- Construction Defect
- Energy, Renewables
- Insurance Defense Litigation
- Premises Liability
Leena joined Team Tarle in December 2022 and practices out of Tarle Law’s San Diego, California office. Leena graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Business Management. While at PSU, Leena completed many volunteer hours by counseling young women who were victims of domestic violence. Leena earned her Juris Doctorate from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2005. While at L&C, Leena participated in its Legal Clinic each year where she counseled hundreds of clients who needed services in numerous civil matters, and was a member of the Black Law Student Association.
Upon graduation, Leena practiced as a criminal defense attorney for the Public Defender’s office of San Diego County for more than 16 years. There, she represented thousands of clients who could not afford legal services in both serious misdemeanor and felony cases, including drug offenses, domestic violence, theft & fraud-related offenses, DUIs, robberies, arson, evading, child abuse cases, sex crimes – to just name a few. She was involved in all aspects of litigation – from arraignments, negotiations, motions, and hearings to jury trials.
Leena grew up in Beaverton, Oregon. In her free time, Leena enjoys spending time with her husband, their two daughters, ages 2 and 5, and their Boston Terrier. On most days, Leena can be found at playgrounds, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo or on a beautiful San Diego beach during the summer. Leena also enjoys taking walks, working out, watching movies and sports, cooking, volunteer work and watching the Investigation Discovery channel.
- Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, OR
- Legal Clinic member
- Black Law Student Association member
- Portland State University, Portland, OR
- B.S. in Marketing
- Minor in Business Management
Professional Associations and Memberships
- California Bar Association