An Associate at Thierman Buck, Leah says her passion for employment law is fueled by her ability to help hourly wage workers get paid what they deserve and what the law requires. A driving force behind Leah’s success is her ability to connect with her clients and to help them navigate their situations, whether due to their employers’ purposeful cost cutting or inadvertent unawareness of labor laws.
Leah is admitted to practice employment law in California and Nevada and is a member of the Northern Nevada Women Lawyer’s Association and the National Employment Lawyer Association, Nevada Affiliate. Leah earned a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Nevada, Reno, then headed further west to Los Angeles, California, where she obtained her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law.
While in law school, Leah served as a teaching assistant, and as law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and for the Los Angeles City Attorney, Animal Protection Division. Post-law school, Leah worked as a research investigator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement and was the Journal Clerk for the Nevada State Senate during the 77th regular and 27th special sessions.
When Leah is not working, she enjoys spending time with her horses and being outdoors with her Siberian husky/Korean Jindo rescue dog. Additionally, she volunteers with the Nevada League of Humane Voters and TrailSafe, a nonprofit advocating protection and humane treatment for wildlife and companion animals. Prior to her life in the world of employment law, Leah’s days were spent outdoors through a career as an action sports journalist, covering snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding.