Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation


  • California
  • Nevada

Courtney E. Leverty

Of Counsel

Phone: 949.209.5026
Office: Orange County

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Courtney E. Leverty is of counsel for Messner Reeves, LLP’s Orange County office. Ms. Leverty has shifted her focus to person injury defense, product liability and wrongful death after heavily litigating cases for the civil division, with concentration on warrant hearings, protective custody hearings, and termination of parental rights trials at the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office

Ms. Leverty has extensive trial and litigation experience. She began her career prior to admission of the State Bar of California or the State Bar of Nevada as a law clerk for Judge Kosach of the Second Judicial District Court. After that, she represented individuals, businesses, and insurance companies in litigating cases across California, and Nevada state courts. Ms. Leverty comes to Messner Reeves, LLP after transitioning from terminating parents rights and doing dependency work with Washoe County District Attorney’s Office for nine years.

Ms. Leverty earned her juris doctorate from California Western School of law in 2003. She is a current member of the San Diego Defense Lawyers. She obtained her bachelors of arts from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona,1997. She is licensed to practice in California and Nevada.

In her free time, you can find Ms. Leverty skiing, swimming, running or at yoga.

  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Client Security Fund
  • Pro Bono Attorney, May, 2013 – April 8, 2022
Community Involvement
  • Challenged Athlete Foundation, Pro Bono, June, 2004 – January, 2014
    • Fundraise for amputees interested in getting back into sports
    • Create marketing pamphlets n order to obtain products to assist in fundraising
    • Sell ideas, concepts, methods and technologies to CAF who donates to amputees in order to increase fundraising
    • Hold fundraising events
    • Shadow double amputees in swim portions of triathlons.
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Pro Bono Attorney, January, 2011 – January, 2014
    • Provide representation to children in foster home care who were eligible for legal resident status under immigration statutes

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