- Category: Notable Women in Law
- Number of years working in your current industry: 8
- Number of years with your current company/firm: 3
- Undergrad degree/university: Lawrence University B.A. Magna Cum Laude 2008
- Law degree/university: Georgetown University Law Center J.D. 2012
Leila Sahar started her legal career more than eight years ago representing multinational manufacturers in courts throughout the country in product liability defense.
She joined Milwaukee-based Kravit, Hovel & Krawczyk S.C., approximately three years ago and has shifted her practice to commercial litigation.
“She plays an integral role on some of our most complicated matters,” said Stephen Kravit, president/trial attorney at Kravit, Hovel, & Krawczyk S.C. “Leila has obtained positive results for our clients, from pre-suit negotiations to appellate victories, often against long odds. Clients appreciate Leila’s good judgment and determination to win their cases.”
In her free time, Sahar dedicates her time to representing survivors of domestic abuse and promoting arts education.
She has been a Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society recipient nearly every year since she became a lawyer. She serves as vice chair of the board of directors for Arts@Large, and has also volunteered her time for the Honorable Charles N. Clevert Jr. Mentoring program, which strives to provide access to the legal profession to underrepresented communities. She was also recently elected to the board of directors of the Milwaukee Bar Association.
In her spare time, Sahar plays soccer and ice hockey, and loves finding any excuse to spend time outdoors, whether it be kayaking, hiking, or simply patio-sitting.