Leslie  Cronen

Gary C. Johnson, Attorneys at Law - Louisville
Gary C. Johnson, Attorneys at Law - Louisville
9300 Shelbyville Rd, Ste 609
LouisvilleKY 40222
(502) 400-1447

Attorney Leslie Cronen joined the law firm of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C. after over a decade of practicing personal injury and mass torts at a well-respected Plaintiffs’ firm in Louisville, KY. Prior to that, she practiced for several years at two insurance defense firms, defending doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. In her work with the law firm of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., Ms. Cronen will continue to represent individuals seriously injured through the negligence of others, including wrongful death and medical malpractice claims, as well as defective drug and medical device claims.

Ms. Cronen graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, cum laude, in 2002, after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville in 1999. She is licensed to practice law in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Massachusetts. She is an active member of the Kentucky Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, and Women En Mass. Ms. Cronen has also served on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association for several years. She has been named a Super Lawyer for several years and is rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Cronen recently co-chaired the first annual KY Women Trial Lawyers’ Retreat in June 2017, bringing together women attorneys from across the region for two days of networking, mentoring and learning in a relaxed environment.

With two teenagers at home, Ms. Cronen and her husband are very active in their school, sports and church activities and enjoy spending time with family, cooking and watching their favorite collegiate sports teams.

Areas of Practice

Medical Negligence

Product Defects

Medical Device and Drug Litigation

Wrongful Death

Personal Injury

Trucking Litigation

Mass Torts

Bar Admissions

Kentucky, 2002

Indiana, 2011

Tennessee, 2014

Massachusetts, 2015

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee


Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Juris Doctor cum laude – 2002

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

B.A. – 1999

Major: Communications

Published Works

Author, “Impact of Changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on Practice in Kentucky” March/April 2016, The Advocate, Kentucky Justice Association

Co-Author, “2015 changes to FRCP 26(b)(1) and the expected impact on Kentucky practice,” Nov/Dec 2015, Bench and Bar, Kentucky Bar Association

Co-Author, “Maneuvering in the Preemption Maze” November 2014, Trial Magazine, American Association for Justice

Reviewer: “Practical Aspects of Civil Practice in State Courts,” New Lawyer Handbook, Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2008


Speaker/Presenter, “Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Litigation: Legislative and Case Law Update,” NBI, March, 2016

Speaker/Presenter, “There’s Safety in Focus Groups for Attorneys,” Kentucky Justice Association, June, 2013

Honors and Awards

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers

National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association

Indiana Bar Association

Louisville Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Kentucky Justice Association

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association, Board Member

Kentucky Women Trial Attorneys Retreat, Steering Committee, Co-Chair, 2017 – Present

LBA Leadership Academy, Class of 2007, Fellow

Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2005 – 2007

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