“Hope. Everyone should have it. Unfortunately, not everyone that has been hurt does. I measure a good day as one where I am able to give hope back to someone that has lost theirs along the way. I may not be able to change the world, but I can change the world of one person. Hope can make all the difference.”
- B.A., Boston University
- M.B.A., Nova Southeastern
- J.D., Nova Southeastern
- Broward County Trial Lawyers Association, Newsletter Editor/ Director
- Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers Section & Women’s Caucus Section, Past Director
- Broward County Women Lawyers Association
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Founder and managing director for Attorneys for H.O.P.E.
- President of The Masters Academy Parent Teacher Association
- Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, Immediate Past President
- Past Special Events Chair - Thomas J. McCormick Scholarship Foundation
- Member: National Association of Professional Women Mentoring Program
Leila A. Billings specializes in mass torts litigation representing victims injured by a drug, medical device or defective product. She also handles cases involving catastrophic injuries. She helps to give a voice to those hurt by the negligence of others, and she is dedicated to providing guidance, empathy, and resolution to her clients.
Ms. Billings graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and went on to enroll in a dual program at Nova Southeastern University. During her postgraduate education, she worked full-time while attending the law school evening part-time program. She graduated with a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate.
Ms. Billings worked for two years at Russo, Billings & Rosen, PL as an administrative partner, where she worked on multiple aspects of litigation for plaintiff personal injury practice, including negligence, premises liability, and wrongful death. While there, she worked on hundreds of cases, from client intake to trial and post-trial motions. She also worked for Itzler & Itzler, PA as an associate who handled the litigation for motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall, property damage, and breach of contract cases.
Ms. Billings has been actively involved in her community throughout her career. She is a past-president of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association. She is also a member of Partners4Pace Broward. She works as the founder and managing director for Attorneys for H.O.P.E., a 501c3 providing pro bono legal services to first responders, law enforcement, veterans, and military service members. She is also the founding member and director of the Broward County Minority Outreach Foundation, a 501c3 providing education, training, and awareness for youth STEM education.
Leila is a Cuban-American, born in Spain, and native to Brooklyn, New York. She lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida with her husband and son. She enjoys crafting and planning fundraisers for numerous local charity organizations.
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