Our Dedicated Staff

Cindi Hullet 

Billing Administrator

With over a decade of experience and knowledge in billing administration, Cindi joined our firm in 2020. She assists in whatever capacity necessary at our firm, learning and developing new skills along the way. Cindi is an instrumental asset to our firm and brightens the office with her smile and cheerful energy. In her free time, Cindi loves spending time with her family and grandchildren in the outdoors.




Emma Contreras


Emma joined our firm in 2021, bringing with her 3 of experience in the legal industry, specifically in the area of immigration and VAWA/U-Visa eligibility. She seamlessly made the transition from immigration to civil litigation and quickly adapted to the world of medical malpractice defense. She provides exceptional support to our attorneys and is willing to tackle any issue that comes her way. When Emma is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her dog hiking in Upper Park and shooting pool with her friends!



Julie Beck


After graduating from California State University Chico with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Legal Studies, Julie joined our firm in 2022 and has become an essential part of our team. Prior to working at Leonard & Lyde, Julie worked as the Paralegal Director at the Community Legal Information Clinic and brings a well-developed set of legal research skills and knowledge to the firm. Julie has a strong attention-to-detail that is instrumental in the support she provides to our attorneys. In her spare time you can find Julie hiking in the mountains, catching fish, or enjoying a martini in beautiful downtown Chico!



Lesley Bernabe 

Legal Secretary

Lesley began her journey in the administrative field working as an office assistant while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University Chico. She joined our firm in 2022 and effortlessly adapted to the legal industry. Since joining Leonard & Lyde, she has gained a deeper understanding of legal procedures, medical records, and terminology. Lesley has exceptional analytical skills and uses those skills to support our attorneys in a variety of difficult, tedious administrative tasks.  Some of Lesley’s favorite things to do outside of work include: watching documentaries, dancing, or taking a trip to the coast.



Speedo Lyde 

Office Manager

Speedo joined Leonard & Lyde in 2016 and brings an infectious energy to our office. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functions of the firm, greeting our clients, and barking at delivery drivers. Speedo sits in on meetings to cultivate a professional, collaborative environment with our clients and consultants. On his days off, Speedo enjoys chasing squirrels, riding in his golf cart, and enjoying a cocktail on the patio with our partner, Marc Lyde.



Leonard & Lyde serves clients throughout the North State.