Leyla N. Zuhdi

Leyla Zuhdi

Title: Lawyer

Company: Christensen Law Group, PLLC

Location: Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, United States

Leyla N. Zuhdi, Lawyer at Christensen Law Group, PLLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Law.

Since 2011, Ms. Zuhdi has been chairman of the health law section with Christensen, a position that suits her topic of study from her law school days at DePaul University. She is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and Texas, and has been practicing law since 1999. Ms. Zuhdi was selected for the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in the World.

Born in Oklahoma City to Nazih and Annette Zuhdi, Ms. Zuhdi attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman to earn a BA in letters, followed by a JD in 1997. She stayed in academia to focus on health law at DePaul, where she earned a research-focused LLM in health law. Buoyed by two law degrees, Ms. Zuhdi was welcomed by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she served until 2002 as an attorney in San Antonio, Texas. From 2002 to 2011, she became an attorney with Day, Edwards, Propester & Christensen in her home town of Oklahoma City, where she continues to practice.

Ms. Zuhdi has been a prolific member of the Oklahoma City community since her return, and held a seat on the board of directors with JL Oklahoma City, becoming president from 2014 to 2015. She was a member of the Capital Campaign Committee of the YWCA USA in 2012 and of Upward Transitions Inc. in 2006. In 2012, Ms. Zuhdi was chosen to join the board of the Friends of the Governor’s Mansion. She is a member of the Oklahoma Venture Forum, the State Bar of Texas, and the Oklahoma Bar Association. She married James R. Cleaver in 2008, and has a son, Zane Zuhdi-Cleaver. In her free time, Ms. Zuhdi enjoys travel.

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