Leslie C. Riviere

304 South Fielding Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606

Phone: 813-229-2667
Fax: 813-251-4150

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Leslie is an Honors graduate from the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida and the University of Florida College of Law. She is a third generation native Floridian and a graduate of Clearwater High School.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Long Term Disability

Bar Admission:

Board Certification:

  • Workers' Compensation, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Section
  • The Florida Bar Elder Law Section
  • The Florida Bar Healthcare Section
  • The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • Federal District Courts of Florida, Middle and Southern Districts

Ms. Riviere spent her early career representing insurance carriers. In 1989, Leslie was injured in an automobile accident and suffered a severe spinal cord injury. She remained hospitalized for 6 months after the accident, undergoing surgery and rehabilitation. At the same time, she had to deal with her long term disability carrier, her car insurance company, her healthcare provider as well as the Social Security Administration. Leslie returned to work as an attorney after leaving the hospital, but her experience left her with a new perspective on injury law. She changed career paths, stopped representing insurance companies and joined Mr. Harris, fighting for the rights of the injured and disabled. She has appeared in the following Courts:

  1. Florida Circuit Court; Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Dade and Broward Counties
  2. Hillsborough County Court, Civil Division
  3. State of Florida, First District Court of Appeal
  4. Federal District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  5. Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, Office of Workers' Compensation; Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee,/Sarasota, Polk and Orange Counties
  6. Federal Administrative Law, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Disability; Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Lee, Brevard and Orange Counties.