Leslie Packer Elected Managing Partner of Ellis & Winters Law Firm
Ellis & Winters is pleased to announce that Leslie C. Packer has been elected by the partnership to serve as the firm’s new Managing Partner. As one of the firm’s founding partners, Ms. Packer has served in a leadership role at Ellis & Winters since the firm was founded in 2000.
Ms. Packer succeeds Michael G. Winters, who has held the position since 2008. “We are delighted that Leslie has agreed to serve as Managing Partner of our firm,” Mr. Winters said. “Leslie has acted as a leader not only within the firm but also on the boards of professional associations at both a regional and national level and her legal ability is well-respected within the legal community.”
Ms. Packer leads the firm’s Litigation Practice and focuses her practice on product liability, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation. She received an A.B. from Brown University in 1982 and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1986. Ms. Packer serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics North Carolina as well as the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. A well-credentialed member of the legal community, Ms. Packer has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2003, in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation, as a member of the Business North Carolina Legal Elite since 2005, and in North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine.
“I am excited about the future for Ellis & Winters. We founded the firm on the core principle of excellent client service. It has been gratifying to see how all members of our team have embraced this core value, and perform at the highest level for our clients. We look forward to continuing this tradition, and to thriving and succeeding together in the future.”