For more than 20 years, Leatha has concentrated on counseling insurers and other clients on strategies designed to address internal and external fraud – strategies that encompass prevention as well as the handling, investigation, and litigation of fraudulent claims.
She prosecutes fraud and civil RICO matters throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. She also has experience handling the defense in food-borne-illness litigation and other complex cases. Leatha is regularly named to the Minnesota Super Lawyers® list in the area of anti-fraud counseling and litigation.
When I first joined the firm, I was asked to work on a fraud case for an existing client. I really enjoyed it and this has been my area of focus ever since.
Frequently, Leatha is asked to resolve questions involving arson, property losses, healthcare provider fraud, staged automobile accidents, and contract rescission due to misrepresentation.
Leatha is a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators, the Minnesota Anti-Vehicle Crime Association and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. She is a former adjunct faculty member at William Mitchell College of Law.
She is a frequent lecturer, trial advocacy instructor and in-house trainer to clients, trade groups and other businesses regarding all aspects of fraud-related litigation. She speaks on subjects like fraud prevention, litigation process, deposition tactics, failure to cooperate and policy rescission policies.
Outside the office, Leatha and her husband (who is also a lawyer) focus on the school and equestrian activities of their two daughters. The family owns two horses.