The leader in workers’ compensation defense law.

Counseling employers and insurance carriers throughout California.

Career Basics

Since 1991, Leslie Tuxhorn has been a practicing California Worker’s Compensation Defense Attorney. In the course of her statewide practice, she has appeared at every single board with the exceptions of Fresno and San Jose. After attaining partnership, ascending to management and finally being elected to three consecutive terms as the manager of a directly competing firm, Leslie came to Mullen & Filippi in 2021 seeking her next challenge.


Formerly a single mother, Leslie completed court reporting school and then leveraged that career to earn her JD law degree. Later, as a full-time partner and married mother of three sons, she studied for and passed the State Bar in Texas, her native home state. She took her Master’s Degree in Professional Studies through attendance at the George Washington University Law Firm Management Program in Washington, D.C.

Professional Membership

Leslie is a Fellow and a Governor for the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, the society which identifies and honors the most distinguished members of the Worker’s Compensation community nationwide. She also serves on the American Bar Association’s Attorney Law Practice Well-Being Committee, which provides resources and tools in areas such as career satisfaction, work/life balance and many other quality of life issues. The search for improvement in her own life led her to Mullen & Filippi.

Personal Note

After serving on the broader stage for a number of years, I desire to bring focus back to the basic joy of working with clients to achieve their goals and supporting others to find mutual success, which is where my greatest happiness has always been found.

When my law practice allows, my avocation is spending time as a personal care assistant, assisting those with special challenges to expand the time and range of independence.