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