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Leslie Kocher-Moar


Insurance Defense
Insurance Coverage

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.

A 2023 Oregon Super Lawyers honoree, 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 50 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