Included among The Best Lawyers in America’s list for the top 4% of attorneys practicing in commercial litigation, Leslie’s civil litigation practice focuses on bodily injury and property damage defense and insurance coverage disputes. She has defended numerous lawsuits on behalf of individuals and corporations that range in size, scope, and complexity, as well as advises insurance companies regarding coverage obligations, defends direct actions against insurers, handles appeals, and serves as a court-appointed arbitrator.
Leslie particularly enjoys appellate work and consistently delivers the skilled brief writing and oral advocacy required to succeed on appeal. Since she is both a trial attorney and appellate attorney, she knows how to preserve critical arguments for appeal throughout the lifecycle of the litigation.
Disciplined and open-minded, Leslie analyzes all angles of a claim to effectively represent her client. Pragmatic, accurate, and thoughtful, she is effective in persuading judges, juries, and opposing counsel.
Leslie has litigated a wide array of claims before the Oregon Circuit Courts, Washington Superior Courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. She has significant trial experience, having tried approximately 45 cases during her 30 years of practice. Leslie joined MacMillan, Scholz & Marks as an Associate in 1996, and has been a Principal since 2004.
- University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon. Graduated 1993, Order of the Coif.
- University of California, Irvine, California. Graduated 1989, cum laude.
- Oregon State Bar
- Washington State Bar
- United States District Court, District of Oregon
- United States District Court, Western District of Washington
- United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Multnomah Bar Association
- Oregon Association of Defense Attorneys
Leslie Kocher-Moar Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America List
MacMillan, Scholz & Marks is pleased to announce that Leslie Kocher-Moar and Megan Ferris, both shareholders with the firm, have been included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, which was released today. Leslie was honored in the...
Oregon Supreme Court Grants Review in Noneconomic Damages Cap Case
On November 20, 2017, MacMillan, Scholz & Marks posted the following: On November 1, 2017, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Vasquez v. Double Press Mfg. Plaintiff had been rendered paraplegic as a result of an industrial accident. A jury...
Summary Judgment Granted on Workers’ Compensation Immunity Defense
Leslie Kocher-Moar of MacMillan Scholz & Marks obtained summary judgment last week in a Multnomah County Circuit Court case involving a temporary worker who was injured on the job and received workers’ compensation benefits. Plaintiff sued the employer to whom he...