Ms. Lefton represents growing businesses with their labor and employment issues and general legal matters. She founded The Lefton Group in 2014 after nearly six years as a partner at Brouse McDowell and 11 years as in-house counsel at the Akron Beacon Journal/ohio.com. She earned her B.A. from Miami University, her J.D. from the University of Akron, School of Law, and her M.B.A. from Ashland University’s executive international program in 2018. Ms. Lefton is a graduate of Leadership Akron, and on the boards of Goodwill Industries, the Stark State College Foundation, and the Summit County Public Defender’s Commission. She lives in Copley with her husband, Douglas. Her daughter, Audrey McGovern, lives in Boston.