Leslie Harkavy is a founding partner of the firm and practices in the area of personal injury law. She only represents injured persons and their families. She is an exceptionally skilled litigator assisting victims and their families in all aspects of personal injury litigation.

Attorney Harkavy has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years. Her experience is extensive having handled cases in the Superior and District Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She has successfully settled, mediated, arbitrated, and brought to trial numerous complex personal injury cases. Her areas of practice in personal injury law include assisting victims of accidents who have been injured through no fault of their own due to someone else’s negligence.

She has assisted persons injured in a variety of cases including motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall and trip and fall accidents, dog bites, motor scooter accidents, catastrophic injuries, child injuries, construction site accidents, liquor liability and dram shop injuries, truck accidents, premises liability, food poisoning and food allergy injuries, traumatic brain injury and wrongful death cases.

Attorney Harkavy brings the same level of preparedness and attention to detail to all her cases. She strives to minimize her client’s stress, through open communication while maximizing case value by aggressively dealing with insurance companies to consistently obtain the best possible outcome for the client. Decades of experience allows her to accurately analyze each case and maximize value for the client. She is readily available to her clients by email, phone or text messaging.

Knowledge & Experience

Attorney Harkavy has a proven record of successful outcomes and is highly respected by her peers, clients and others in the legal community.  She has more than 30 years of experience practicing personal injury law. Prior to starting Nadeau Harkavy LLC, with her law partner, Karen Piso Nadeau, Attorney Harkavy garnered experience working at prominent Boston and Cambridge personal injury law firms.  Attorney Harkavy is admitted to the Massachusetts and Connecticut bars. She is also admitted to the US District Court, for the District of Massachusetts.

Attorney Harkavy currently serves as the Co-chair of the Women’s Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Committee, along with her law partner, Karen Piso Nadeau. Her work with the Women’s Bar Association allows her to assist both new and seasoned practitioners in running their law firms. This work also allows access to a wide variety of skilled practitioners in areas other than personal injury law.

Family & Community

A former Division 1 collegiate tennis player, Attorney Harkavy has deep roots within the Massachusetts community. Her father was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. She recalls from an early age, a fondness for professional baseball, stemming from watching the Boston Red Sox on TV with her father’s family. Along with her husband John, also a lawyer, she raised her two daughters in the suburbs of Boston. She continues to reside in the Boston community with her husband and British cream golden retriever. She enjoys mentoring prospective law students.

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of MA
  • State of Connecticut
  • US District Court of Massachusetts


  • Suffolk University Law School J.D.
  • B.A., Lafayette College A.B. Government and Law

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dog Bites
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Collisions
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Collisions
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall
  • Liquor Liability
  • Catastrophic Injury

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Alcohol Server and Social Host Liability
  • Child Injury

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