June 16, 2021
Director Leslie Boe, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law, joined Dysart Taylor in 2017. For two decades, Leslie has advised a wide variety of clients in the construction industry, including owners, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers.
A problem-solver who uses her expertise to partner with clients, Leslie educates them and develops comprehensive solutions to help achieve each business objective.
Read on to learn more about Leslie in our Attorney Spotlight:
Why did you want to become an attorney? What made you decide on this field?
“I almost applied to the Peace Corps instead of law school. If I could have chosen where I would serve in the Peace Corps, it may have won out and I may have had a very different life! In the end, I chose law school because I wanted to help people and I was attracted to the academic aspects of a legal career. It was a good choice as it turns out I’m a problem-solver, and that’s a large part of my job.”
What is your most significant memory or case in your career (so far)?
“My most significant memory is arguing a case in front of the Kansas Supreme Court. It was scary and thrilling at the same time, and the memory is even better because my client won.”
What is the best advice you can give an up-and-coming attorney?
“Be yourself. As a young lawyer, I learned a lot about how to be a lawyer from others, but you have to take the lessons and tips and use what works for you. I’ve learned that to be a good advocate you need to be authentic, and if you are trying to copy someone else’s style, it doesn’t work.”
How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
“I spend most of my time outside of work with my eight year-old, attending his various activities and lessons. I also love time with friends, family and our two dogs. My favorite activity is travel and I look forward to some post-pandemic trips.”
What Kansas City experience would you recommend to everyone?
“It’s hard to pick just one, but as a lifelong Royals fan I’d recommend a game at Kauffman Stadium.”