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Leslie A. Caliguri

Litigation Paralegal
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Leslie's FAQs

What were the circumstances around you joining the Buchanan Firm team?

After marrying my husband in 2013, we decided to return home to Michigan after 6 years in greater Chicagoland, developing our careers while the Michigan job market recovered. When I started my job search, I intended to take it slow because I wanted the right fit. I happened to see a Buchanan Firm ad for a paralegal opening in my first search. The ad description immediately attracted me to the firm, “looks forward to going to work in the morning, wants to work hard as a specialist with an elite team…” Who wouldn’t want those things? After a lengthy interview on a Saturday morning with the Buchanan Team, I knew Buchanan Firm was the perfect place for me. I enjoy working with our great team.

What motivates you to do what you do? What are you most excited or passionate about?

Learning new things and helping people. Each day I am challenged and I enjoy problem-solving and continually expanding my knowledge. I enjoy helping others and making personal connections. These connections motivate me to be the best (fighting for those who have been wrongly injured).

What are you happiest doing when you are not working?

Sailing and traveling with my husband, spending time with my friends, and hikes or walks with my miniature dachshund, Leia.

Where’s your favorite place in the world?

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I love the quiet nature.

What are the best skills that you bring to your role as a paralegal at Buchanan Firm?

I connect with people. I am the resident Buchanan Firm “yes-man,” I will do anything asked of me. I am passionate about helping others and love the  relationships with my co-workers and clients.

Memberships & Associations

  • Member of Phi Alpha Theta and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies
  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan, Paralegal Section
  • Member of Michigan Association for Justice
  • Spoke Folks (local non-profit bike co-op) Events Committee, 2017
  • Participant in WMEAC Grand River cleanup (annual)
  • Participant in chariot triathlons and bicycle races with brother-in-law with cerebral palsy (Grand Rapids Triathlon 2016 to present; MSU Gran Fondo 2016 to present)
  • Gazelle Girl run camp member, winter 2018
  • Former Pet Visitor Volunteer, Emmanuel Hospice
  • Former Member of the Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Fun Facts

  • Avid dog lover who enjoys travelling and staying active through crossfit adjacent classes, yoga, and all outdoor activities including biking and hiking