Leah represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts. She works with clients in multiple industries, including government contracting, telecom, and media.

Prior to joining the firm, Leah served as a judicial law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Leah brings the skills and insight she acquired as a clerk to client matters before judges in the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as other courts. 

Leah maintains an active pro bono practice representing individuals and organizations in the D.C. area and across the country. As part of her pro bono work, she recently briefed an appeal before the D.C. Court of Appeals on behalf of a D.C. resident in a dispute with her landlord and prepared an amicus brief on behalf of a military officers’ organization filed in the Washington Supreme Court.


Representative Matters

  • Represents global defense contractor in state court dispute regarding the acquisition and operation of start-up.
  • Represents global risk management company and subsidiary in federal court action regarding the Anti-Terrorism Act.
  • Represents natural and organic food company in trademark dispute.
  • Advises and represents prominent media company as to First Amendment issues and regarding compliance and legal agreements related to website use.
  • Represented individual in dispute with landlord regarding mold in the individual’s home and resolved the issue without resorting to litigation.

Professional Experience

  • First Amendment Clinic, University of Virginia School of Law (2020-2021)
  • Judicial Intern, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (2019)
  • Paralegal, DC Office of large DC-based law firm (2016-2018)


Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts

Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia



J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

B.A., summa cum laude, College of William & Mary

Law Journals

Submissions Review Board, Journal of Law & Politics

Publications Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law


  • Law Clerk for the Hon. M. Hannah Lauck, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (2021-2023)

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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