In 1999, Leah graduated summa cum laude from UNLV with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science. In law school, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Nevada Law Journal and judicial extern to United States District Court Judge Phillip Pro. She graduated summa cum laude from UNLV's law school in 2002. At graduation, she was recognized as the William S. Boyd Outstanding Graduate.
Following her graduation from law school, she immediately began employment at Lionel Sawyer & Collins, at the time the largest law firm in the state, which specializes in a variety of business matters. While at that firm, and subsequently at Bailey Kennedy, she gained experience on complex matters while being mentored by a variety of top professionals in Nevada.
In 2011, she made the choice to establish her own firm. She brings to her firm many years of experience in all areas of business law, including preparing formation documents; drafting operating and shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, purchase and finance agreements, leases, surrender agreements, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, and employment agreements; contract litigation; shareholder derivative suits; business dissolutions; and appellate matters.
During the course of her practice of law, she has also been involved in many areas of legal education and service. She was an associate editor of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual from 2004-2010. She was a teaching assistant for the Nevada Civil Practice class at UNLV's law school from 2006-2008. She has been a grader for the Nevada Bar Exam since 2008. She has chaired the Clark County Law Foundation Community Service Committee, having served on the committee since 2007. In addition to maintaining her own cases, she has also been an arbitrator on the Court Annexed Arbitration Program Panel since 2012.
She is currently licensed with the State Bars of Nevada and Arizona. She is also certified to practice Law in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Nevada, Clark County Bar Association, and Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys.
She currently lives with her husband Scot and two daughters. She is involved in numerous community organizations, including UNLV Alumni Association (lifetime member), Sigma Kappa Sorority Alumni Association, CARE Complex Board of Director, Commercial Real Estate Women, National Association of Women Business Owners, and Leadership Henderson Class of 2017 Alumni.
Leah has continued to achieve her success and goals while being the managing partner of her own law firm.
Areas Of Practice
- Business Organizations
- Business Formation
- Contract Preparation and Review
- Business & Commercial Litigation
- Estate Planning