W. Carlos Leet - Of Counsel
Education: J.D., Santa Clara University, School of Law, 1995; B.A., Philosophy, University of California at DavIs 1991.
Practice areas: General Civil Litigation, Wrongful Discharge and Workplace Discrimination, Wage and Hour Claims; Real Estate Litigation, Breach of Contract, Patent Litigation, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Legal Malpractice.
Mr. Leet was born in Mazatlan, Mexico, as commemorated by his "souvenir name," Carlos, but he has been a resident of the California Bay Area since the age of 8 months. Mr. Leet began his legal career as an associate at the firm of McManis, Faulkner and Morgan, transitioning to the firm of Olimpia, Whelan and Lively in 1998. Mr. Leet was offered an ownership position in the Olimpia firm in 2000 (four years out of law school) after achieving a high seven-figure settlement in a complex patent litigation case. He remained a partner of the Olimpia firm until its disbanding in 2005. He then founded Leet Law, a solo practice offering a broad range of Civil Litlgation services, which he successfully operated until joining the Deckard Law Firm's San Jose office in 2013.
Mr. Leet has 17 years of Civll Litigation experience in all aspects of trial practice, from complex motion practice through trial and appeal. He has handled dozens of cases, both state and federal, in the areas of Employment, Real Estate, Contract, Patent Litigation, Trade Secrets and Legal Malpractice, representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants. He has also successfully litigated several Anti-SLAPP motions (CCP Section 425.16, et seq.) on both the Plaintiff and Defense side. His former clients include Yahoo! and Symantec, among other well-known Silicon Vallev companies.
California State Bar, U.S, District Court for the Northern and Central Districts, U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, Washington D.C., Santa Clara Bar Association.