Leslie Arsenault Metz Attorney At Law

Leslie Arsenault  Metz - Attorney at Law

Senior Associate

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West Palm Beach Northbridge Centre 515 North Flagler Drive Suite 650 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Leslie Arsenault Metz, a West Palm Beach native, began her practice as a law clerk for the civil and criminal judges of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida where she gained valuable experience in the litigation and trial processes. Now, Leslie is an associate in GrayRobinson’s West Palm Beach office and focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She counsels clients in matters regarding business disputes, shareholder derivative claims, fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, trade secrets and civil theft. She also represents insurance companies in both first-party and third-party claims and coverage disputes. Leslie has litigated civil matters for her clients in both federal and state jurisdictions, as well as before state administrative agencies. 

Leslie is heavily involved in her community. She is an elected representative for the 15th Judicial Circuit for the Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors. In that role she serves on multiple committees to advance the legal profession and resources available for young lawyers. Leslie serves on the board for the local Young Lawyers Section, is a current member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL), and is past president of the Palm Beach County Gator Club, a non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Florida which has awarded over $750,000 in merit-based scholarships to local students. Additionally, she is an appointed member of the Library Advisory Board for the Village of North Palm Beach. In 2020 and 2021 she was named a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers. The honorees are selected based on a patented selection process, which includes nominations by clients or firms, extensive research on the candidates and peer reviews. Less than 3% of lawyers are named to Rising Stars.

  • Education
    • University of Florida Warrington College of Business, B.S. Business Administration (2008)
    • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. (cum laude, 2012)
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • The Florida Bar, 2012-present
      • Business Law Section Committee, Member, 2018-present
      • Young Lawyers Division
        • Board of Governors, 2018-present
          • Affiliate Outreach Committee, Co-Chair, 2019-present
          • Government Attorneys Committee, Member, 2019-present
          • Local Bar Affiliates Committee, Member, 2019-present
          • Long Range Planning Committee, Member, 2018-present
          • Inclusion & Equality Committee, Member, 2018-present
          • Awards Committee, Member, 2019-present
          • Moot Court Committee, Member, 2018-2019
          • Communications Committee, Member, 2019-2019
    • Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2012-present
      • Bench Bar Conference
        • Commercial Litigation Section, Co-Chair, 2016-2017
      • Professionalism Committee, Member, 2012-2015
      • Lawyers for Literacy Committee, Member, 2015-present
      • Judicial Relations Committee, Member, 2018-2019
        • Judicial Liaison Committee, Co-Chair, 2018-2019
        • Silent Auction Chair, 2014-2016
      • Young Lawyers Section, Member, 2013-present
        • Health and Wellness Committee, Co-Chair, 2019-present
        • Silent Auction, Co-Chair, 2014-2016, 2019
    • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member, 2014-present
    • Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court, 2013-2016
  • Civic
    • Village of North Palm Beach
      • Library Advisory Board, 2018-present
    • Palm Beach County Gator Club
      • Past President, 2016-2017
    • Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, Member, 2016-2017
  • Articles & Publications
    • Co-Author, "Litigation & Dispute Resolution USA-Florida Chapter," International Comparative Legal Guide, February 2021
    • Co-Author, "Litigation & Dispute Resolution USA-Florida Chapter," International Comparative Legal Guide, February 2020
    • Co-Author, "Litigation & Dispute Resolution USA-Florida Chapter," International Comparative Legal Guide, March 2019
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2021-2022
      • Appellate Practice
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Real Estate Law
    • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2020-2021
      • Business Litigation
    • The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Most Productive Board Member Award, 2021