Leila N. Sahar, Associate

Biography

Leila Sahar is a member of the firm’s Product Liability Group. Her practice focuses on representing product manufacturers against high-exposure product defect litigation as well as representing health care industry clients in litigation involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and skilled nursing home care. Her experience encompasses defense against product defect, premises liability, breach of warranty, property damage, and wrongful death claims. Her recent experience includes:

  • Briefing and obtaining favorable appellate decision resulting in indemnification and summary judgment for fire protection company in complex premises liability matter;
  • Representation of a national motorcycle manufacturer against product liability claims, breach of warranty, and wrongful death claims across the country;
  • Representation of large industrial equipment manufacturers against product liability, breach of warranty, and wrongful death claims;
  • Representation of global water tank and water filtration system manufacturer against product liability, property damage, and subrogation claims;
  • Representation of medical device manufacturers and skilled nursing home care facilities;
  • Representation of multi-national companies in toxic tort and asbestos defense.

Leila has represented clients in both state and federal court across 15 states, handling all aspects of pre-trial preparation including significant pre-trial briefing, trial strategy, and witness preparation.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2012)
    • Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics (Executive Articles Editor)
    • Barristers' Council – Trial Advocacy Division
  • Lawrence University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2008)
    • Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honors Society

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2012

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee (Volunteer, 2009)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member)
  • Democratic National Committee (Member, 2009 – 2013)
  • Quarles Cares (Attorney Coordinator)
  • Arts @ Large (Board of Directors and Executive Committee)

Professional Recognition

  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Pro Bono Honor Society (2013, 2015)

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Featured, "New Quarles Associate Leaves Her Marks on Howard Dean, Domestic Violence," Wisconsin Law Journal, November 30, 2012