About Leeann

Comprehensive commercial and employment counseling and litigation

Leeann Simpkins is an experienced legal advisor and litigator focusing on commercial and employment matters. She provides preventative advice and counseling to clients on a variety of business and workplace law matters, including commercial contracts, restrictive covenants, protection of confidential information and trade secrets, and a wide range of employment issues. When litigation cannot be avoided, Leeann represents businesses before administrative agencies and federal and state courts in a wide variety of matters involving:

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Business torts
  • Employment litigation defense
  • Product liability
  • Real estate and construction disputes
  • Other complex commercial litigation matters

Leeann enjoys working closely with clients to understand their business and litigation goals and then devising and implementing practical, cost-effective strategies to achieve those goals.

Experience in Action

  • Advises businesses regarding preparation and enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements on a nationwide scale, and counsels clients on risks associated with competitive hires and best practices for compliance and litigation avoidance.
  • Represents businesses in disputes involving enforcement and defense of employment agreements, restrictive covenants and other commercial contracts.
  • Provides preventative advice and counseling to employers on various workplace law matters, including employee handbooks and personnel policies; hiring, discipline and terminations; employment, separation and severance agreements; leave and accommodation issues; and wage and hour compliance.
  • Represents employers in litigation matters, often involving allegations of discrimination, harassment or retaliation, as well as in disputes regarding employment agreements, restrictive covenants and trade secrets.

Professional Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law-Management, 2023
  • Indiana Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2016-2018)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana – 2018 Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation – 2019 Distinguished Fellow
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Employment Litigation: Defense, 2022

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, member
  • American Bar Association, member

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