Leslie Haley has been an active community leader in Virginia for close to three decades. Her commitment to ethics and integrity throughout her career have shaped who she is as a leader both in her profession and in her community. Leslie Haley has a proven track record of reducing government, supporting small business, and providing steady conservative leadership.
Leslie spent 14 years in public service with the Virginia State Bar as Senior Assistant Ethics Counsel, where she provided ethics advice and consultation to practicing lawyers. Leslie formed her own law firm where she is currently a partner. In her role, she provides ethical consultation, advice, and representation to lawyers.
As a small business owner, Leslie understands the vital role that small businesses play in the continued success of the community. She currently serves as the Chair of the Greater Richmond Partnership, a collaboration of public and private sectors that work to attract new economic development opportunities in central Virginia.
Leslie has been a staunch advocate for education, serving as Chair of the Chesterfield County Council of PTA/PTSAs and as President of the Midlothian PTSO. She has also been significantly involved in her community serving as Chair of Church Council and Trustee at St. Marks Methodist Church.
Leslie is well recognized in her profession and has served as the President of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation; an organization of lawyers from central Virginia collaboratively engaged in assisting the underserved population in need of legal services.
Her peers in the legal profession bestowed the “Most Influential Women of Virginia Award” presented to her by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2010.
Leslie never has considered herself a politician and ran for the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors in 2015 to help her community. Leslie is in her second term on the Board, and served two terms as its Chair.
Leslie holds an undergraduate degree in business administration and a Juris Doctorate degree from West Virginia University School of Law. She spent her third year of law school at the University of Richmond School of Law. Leslie has lived in Richmond since 1993, where she and her husband Joe have raised two children, Reagan and Alex. Their daughter, Reagan, is a graduate of James Madison University, and she and her husband reside in Chesterfield County. Their son, Alex, is pursuing an architecture degree at Virginia Tech. For her own personal life balance, Leslie enjoys teaching group fitness classes at ACAC in Midlothian.