Leah was born in Lethbridge and grew up in Beaverlodge, Alberta. She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree with an International Business major from the University of Alberta, where she graduated with distinction in 2013. Leah attended law school at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and obtained her law degree (J.D.) in 2017. While in law school, Leah volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada. Leah first joined KMSC Law as a summer student in 2016 and has now returned to complete her articles.
Leah has been exposed to a variety of practice areas while working at KMSC Law, including Estate Planning and Administration, Estate Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Civil Litigation, Municipal Law, Corporate Commercial Law, and Surface Rights. She worked extensively on the reported decision Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform v. City of Grande Prairie (City), 2016 ABQB 734, and subsequently helped to defend that decision on appeal: Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform v Grande Prairie (City), 2018 ABCA 154. Leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada was sought, though ultimately discontinued, in that matter.
In the community, Leah is involved with the Estate and Financial Planning Institute as a member of the marketing committee. She is also a former Rotary exchange student, who lived in Austria for one year during high school. In her personal life, Leah enjoys traveling and has spent time in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia. She also enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and attending electronic music events with friends.
- Estate and Financial Planning Institute
Education (Law School and pre-law):
- Grande Prairie Regional College – first two years of Commerce degree
- University of Alberta – Bachelor of Commerce in International Business (with distinction)
- Dalhousie University – Law degree (Juris Doctor)