Kayley C. Leon

Associate, Toronto

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Year of Call: Ontario, 2021 | State of California, 2021
  • Biography

Kayley is a lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Her practice involves providing strategic advice and representation to employers in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Kayley’s experiences and licensure in the United States have positioned her to assist U.S. employers in navigating the Canadian regulatory landscape.

Kayley received her Canadian J.D. from the University of Windsor, and her American J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law. During law school Kayley was selected as an editor of law journals at both institutions. Her research mainly focused on emerging artificial intelligence and future effects on legal landscapes in the United States.

Kayley worked at the University of Windsor as a research assistant focusing on international commercial arbitration and international trade rules surrounding the carriage of goods cross-border. Kayley is licensed to practise law in Ontario, as well as in the State of California.

Prior to joining Hicks Morley, Kayley worked in Michigan at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, in the Homicide and Violent Crimes Division.

Outside of her practice, Kayley enjoys playing video games, watching e-sports, keeping up with the latest Oscar flicks and travelling.

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association – Member (Entertainment & Sports Industries, and Labour & Employment Law sections)

Ontario Bar Association – Executive Team (Entertainment, Media & Communications Law Section)

Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law Section)

Esports Bar Association – Member

Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television – Member

Select Publications & Presentations

“Access Delayed is Access Denied: A Transnational Comparison of Court Delays in Michigan and Ontario” 13th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference (March 13, 2020)

“Immigration Update: The History and Impact of the Newly Defined ‘Public Charge’” University of Detroit Mercy Law Review Online, vol. 97:2, p. 102 (2020)

“The Legislative History of the Treatment of Military Working Dogs in the United States” University of Detroit Mercy Law Review Online, vol. 97:1, p. 102 (2019)


York University – Osgoode Hall Law School, Certificate in Entertainment Law

University of Windsor, J.D.

University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law, J.D. (cum laude)

University of Western Ontario, B.A.