Leah practices municipal, land use, and employment law. She serves as town attorney to a number of municipalities providing guidance on a wide range of issues including zoning, land use, police power, and ordinances. In addition, she also represents individuals, developers, businesses, and citizens groups in their interactions with municipalities including administrative appeals, permitting/land use approvals, and ballot initiatives. In her employment practice, Leah advises both employers and employees regarding their legal rights and responsibilities. She has appeared before all levels of Maine courts and has represented municipalities and private parties in numerous cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Prior to Leah joining Bergen & Parkinson, LLC, she practiced with a large Toronto law firm where she gained significant litigation experience including class action and mass tort litigation. During her tenure here, she founded a court support and advocacy program for Toronto survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, J.D., 1998
  • McGill University, B.A., Honors, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Professional Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Municipal Law, Land Use, and Zoning, 2018

Professional and Civic Activities

  • York County Bar Association
  • Regional Organization of Municipal Attorneys
  • Kennebunk Zoning Board of Appeals (Member)
  • Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel (Board Member)
  • MaineStage Shakespeare (former Board Member)
  • Kennebunk Free Library (former Trustee)
  • The Children's House in Arundel (former Board Member)

The Estate Planning & Probate attorneys at Bergen & Parkinson, LLC provide sound and creative advice to individuals and families in structuring estate plans to meet their needs.

Bergen & Parkinson, LLC’s team of experience advocates handles cases of all sizes and levels of complexity in the courts and before various municipal boards and state agencies.

Our municipal attorneys have served as Town Attorney for municipalities throughout the state of Maine. They have also served as special counsel when special expertise is needed.

Our attorneys have experience in the full range of real estate transactions and issues. We offer representation in real estate law for both commercial and residential transactions.

Our firm offers Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) which are a means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. This includes mediations, arbitrations, and meeting facilitations.