Leah is a partner in Taft's Commercial Litigation practice with experience in appeals, motion practice and jury trials. Leah's practice areas include e-discovery, transportation, personal injury and product liability defense, including matters involving railroads and utilities. Prior to practicing law, Leah worked for a premier electronic medical records (EMR) provider and has in-depth technical knowledge and experience with EMR systems.
In addition to her practices, Leah serves as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline College of Law, teaching transactions and settlements. Since 2011, she has also taught the Academic Preparation Workshop and Deals and Dispute Resolution.
Before entering private practice, Leah clerked for the Hon. Kermit E. Bye of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and for the Hon. Christopher J. Dietzen, the Hon. Helen M. Meyer and the Hon. Alan C. Page of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Honoree, Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars
- William Mitchell College of Law (2009)
summa cum laude
Executive Editor, William Mitchell Law Review
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- State - Minnesota
- Federal - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Federal - District of Minnesota
- Federal - Northern District of Illinois
- Federal - District of North Dakota
- Tatro v. University of Minnesota (amicus representation - conduct code for social networking)
- Prosecuted freight loss and damage claim against motor carrier for damage to food products due to failure to provide protective services.