Fiona LeySpecial Counsel
Fiona Ley is Special Counsel in the firm's Tort Litigation Practice Group. She concentrates on personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice matters on behalf of seriously injured and disabled clients.
Fiona is known for her passionate and zealous advocacy on behalf of her clients, while maintaining a compassionate and caring approach to those she represents. She advocates for people with disabilities and has been active in organizations representing those suffering from spinal injuries and asbestos-related diseases. Fiona is very proud to call New York City her home, and is honored to be representing the people of her adopted city.
Prior to joining OP, Fiona practiced for nine years as a solicitor in the tort litigation department of Slater & Gordon, one of Australia’s largest personal injury firms. At Slater & Gordon, she handled a variety of complex premises liability, medical malpractice, vehicle accident, product liability, and toxic torts claims.
In 2010, Fiona earned the honor of Certification by the Law Society of New South Wales Specialist Accreditation Board as an Accredited Specialist in Compensation Law. In 2004, she earned her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from The University of New South Wales, Australia. Fiona also earned an international baccalaureate diploma at the New England Girls School in 1998. She was admitted as an attorney to the New York State Bar in 2013.
Outside of work, Fiona is a dog-lover and keen sportswoman who enjoys long-distance running, snow-skiing and tennis, as well as literature, films, and exploring New York.
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Supreme Court of New South Wales
High Court of Australia
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People With Disabilities
American Association for Justice
Product Liability and Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Sections
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Automobile/No-Fault Committee, Medical Malpractice Committee, Women’s Caucus
American Australian Association
Law Council of Australia
International Law Section
Australia’s Global Community
NYC Toast of Broadway Club
- Channel 7 “Today Tonight” television interview October 26, 2012 discussing lawsuits in relation to injuries caused by slip and falls in supermarkets as a result of spilled produce. See here.
- The Daily Telegraph newspaper interview May 6, 2012 discussing lawsuits arising out of spinal injuries caused as a result of slip and fall accidents. See here.