Terry R. Leoni

Attorney at Law

Terry LeoniPrimary Office: Pleasant Hill
Email: TLeoni@RLSlawyers.com
Phone: 925.609.1699
Fax: 925.609.1690

Education
• B.S., University of California at Santa Barbara
• J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

Terry Leoni is a Senior Associate who works in the firm’s Legal Defense of Peace Officers and Criminal Defense Practice Groups. Terry primarily represents public safety officers and other public employees in administrative, disciplinary, criminal, and civil matters. She also litigates a wide variety of other matters, including hearings conducted pursuant to the Welfare and Institutions Code and administrative writs, as well as represents California attorneys and law students in professional responsibility and disciplinary matters. Terry has vast trial experience, having tried over 20 cases as a prosecutor for the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, in cases that ranged from simple misdemeanors to complex felonies. In addition to representing public safety officers and other public employees, Terry lectures and authors articles about a variety of topics, including officer-involved shootings, Internal Affairs investigations, and the Public Safety Officer’s Bill of Rights.

Terry was selected to the Northern California Rising Stars list for 2013, 2014, and 2015, and selected as one of the Top Female Attorneys in Northern California by San Francisco Magazine for 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Outside of the firm, Terry is an arbitrator for the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA) Attorney Fee Mediation & Arbitration Panel and serves on the CCCBA’s Law Practice Management Committee. From 2010-2014, she also served on the Board of the CCCBA Women’s Section. In addition, Terry is a Board Member of Community Violence Solutions, a local non-profit that combats sexual assault and assists victims of sexual assault.

Terry earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with degrees in Law & Society and Psychology, and earned her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she graduated with Distinction, was on the Dean’s Honor List, and was a member of the Traynor Honor Society.