Attorney profile


  • Received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and a Master’s Degree from the University of New Mexico;
  • Has been admitted to practice in the state courts of North Carolina, as well as the federal district courts in the eastern and middle districts of North Carolina. She is a member of the Pitt County Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), and the North Carolina Bar Association. She is a past chair of the Employment Law section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and currently serves as a council member to the Labor & Employment Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association;
  • Is a contract attorney for the North Carolina Association of Educators, representing public school employees throughout North Carolina;
  • Has tried cases before juries in Pitt, Craven, Beaufort, Lenoir, Wilson, and Hertford counties in North Carolina, among others, and before federal juries in the eastern district of North Carolina. She has done numerous hearings for state employees before the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings and before many local N.C. Boards of Education;
  • Has resolved numerous other employment matters by settlement agreement;
  • Has served as an organizational communication consultant for several large organizations;
  • Is certified as a mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct mediations for N.C. Superior court cases and certified as a mediator by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina;
  • Has worked as a mediator and as a mediation trainer for the Mediation Center of Eastern North Carolina;

Mary-Ann Leon grew up in Southern California and now resides in Greenville, North Carolina with her husband and son.


“The Leon Law Firm is awesome. Mrs. Leon is a true professional that achieved a decisive victory in my case. She is a superb attorney. I highly recommend the Leon Law Firm to anyone seeking legal counsel in the areas of her expertise. It was a pleasure to work with Mrs. Leon.”
“Mary-Ann took a case in which the negative results would have devastated me and my family. She worked thru all of the facts and was very knowledgeable in what she was doing and was a ‘kitten’ when needed and a ‘lioness’ to be dealt with when needed. Excellent results.”
“Dr. Leon was extremely helpful, caring, and fair during both of my lawsuits. She is great at her profession and a pleasure to work with. I will use her again if another opportunity arises and would recommend her services to anyone I know. I experienced excellent results with her as my lawyer.” SRB
“A friend of mine recommended me to this firm. Miss Leon was easy to speak with and when I thought I had no hope of fighting the company I use to work for in drawing unemployment benefits, Leon Law Firm won my case and I was awarded my benefits.” DAP
“Facing an EEO case against the federal government. Met with Dr. Leon. Very Professional and Fair Priced. Took my case, communicated with the federal agency. I received the promotion due to the professional actions of Dr. Leon.”
Newport NC Resident.
“Mrs. Leon, Thank-you for applying your legal expertise to my employment rights case. I trust that without your legal history, the outcome of my situation would have been negative. You made me feel that I was not alone!”
“Leon Law firm was always available and very prompt in addressing my concerns and questions. I strongly recommend this firm to anyone seeing expert legal advice and representation.”
Greenville Resident

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