Leslie D. Ellis


(916) 426-9181
[email protected]

Leslie Ellis has extensive experience conducting impartial investigations for private and public organizations throughout California.

Leslie serves as an impartial investigator for sensitive and complex complaints in the workplace and on campus. She investigates a variety of issues, including workplace harassment, fraud and compliance, whistleblower complaints and sexual assault. She frequently investigates matters with all levels of employees and witnesses, including those involving corporate executives, elected officials, board members, the public, sworn officers, physicians, patients, educators, students and legal and human resources professionals.

Prior to co-founding Ellis & Makus, Leslie worked in the nationally recognized employment law department of Paul Hastings, where she counseled and litigated for employers across all industries. In addition, she served as in-house employment counsel at a major California healthcare system.

Leslie received her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Leslie is based in Sacramento and conducts investigations throughout California.

Associations and Membership

American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Association of Workplace Investigators
AWI Certificate Holder, AWI Training Institute (AWI-CH)
Sacramento Area Human Resources Association
Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
California Lawyers Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Women Lawyers of Sacramento