Doug Leach is the freshest face at Medina McKelvey; he joins as trusted and experienced Wage Hour/Support Counsel. He will be working to bring peace to California businesses through his mindful and caring approach to issues, cases, but, more importantly, people.
Doug’s unconventional route to the practice of law shaped his thoughtful approach to people and the way in which processes impact our lives and our futures. Before pursuing law, Doug worked for 25 years as a business operations executive at Hewlett-Packard. At HP, he was responsible for building new organizations, growing them from the ground up and directing the integration of operational teams across more than a half dozen mergers and acquisitions.
His deep experience in business and people management as well as technology has provided him unique insight on data, operations, and processes; he brings that perspective to Medina McKelvey, teaching clients how to assess potential exposure and understand resolution options.
After leaving his leadership role at one of the largest high-tech divestiture in history, Doug decided to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming an attorney. While enrolled in the evening division at McGeorge School of Law, Doug served a member of the Negotiations Team that represented McGeorge at the American Bar Association’s regional and national competitions. Doug and his negotiation partner brought home McGeorge’s first national ABA championship as well as the world championship from the International Negotiation Competition.
Doug loves spending time with his wife of 30 years and their ever-growing family of six children and three grandchildren. Doug enjoys training for half marathons, landscaping, learning architectural design, and reading comic books. He is also an unashamed Cleveland Browns fan.
Committed to Community
Doug and his family are active in their community and in their church and have participated in nearly a dozen service trips to a rural farming village in northern Mexico to build houses and connect with the local community.
Doug has enjoyed mentoring young leaders through HP’s Leadership Development program and by participating as an HP advisor to Global Health Corp Fellows.
- Azusa Pacific University; Master’s in Leadership and Organizational Studies
- University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law; Member of the Traynor Honor Society