Leah Sell supports many Pittsburgh start-ups, business owners, employers and property owners and investors in the development and protection of their interests and assets by assisting with the negotiation and drafting of business formations and contracts, employment policies and handbooks, and property sales and lease agreements. She also provides aid in a variety of litigation matters.
"I thoroughly enjoy getting to know our clients and their businesses, the most rewarding is seeing a client from conception, through development and working with them as they grow."
Before joining the Kisner Law Firm in 2012, she served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer in the U.S. Western District of Pennsylvania.
Leah is a University of Pittsburgh School of Law graduate, where she received top honors in courses in Employment Law and Business Organizations. She served as Senior Managing Editor of the Law Review and as President of the Pitt Law Women’s Association, where she coordinated a variety of fundraisers, networking and educational events.
Prior to attending law school, Leah worked for several years with non-profits and private companies, specializing in client relations management. Leah completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University, graduating cum laude with a degree in Organizational Communication.
A Pittsburgh native, Leah is an Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania supporter, in addition to caring for her own rescues. Leah is the Treasurer of the Women’s Bar Association’s Finance Committee and a member of several bar association committees. She also enjoys participating in pro bono activities, such as the Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Wills for Heroes program.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Community Service Award||University of Pittsburgh School of Law||2014|
|Excellence in Employment Law||CALI||2013|
|Excellence in Business Organizations||CALI||2012|
|Associate Attorney||Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC||2018 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Kisner Law Firm||2014 - 2018|
|Law Clerk||Kisner Law Firm||2012 - 2014|
|Judicial Intern||U.S. Western District Pennsylvania||2012 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania||Treasurer||2015 - Present|
|Women in Law Division- ACBA||Council Member||2015 - Present|
|Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania||Co-Chair Finance||2013 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||Women in Law Division, Young Lawyers Division||2011 - Present|
|Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Women in the Profession, Animal Law Committee||2011 - 2018|
|Lawyers Journal (ACBA)||New ethics rule clears the air on med-marijuana question||2016|
|Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyer's Journal||Surviving Social Media: An Employer's Guide||2016|
|Kisner Law Firm Blog||What Does the National Injunction on the Final Rule Mean for Employers?||2016|
|Kisner Law Firm Blog||Federal Judge Prevents Implementation of DOL Final Overtime Rule||2016|
|Kisner Law Firm Blog||FLSA Final Rule on Overtime and Exempt Employees||2016|
|Kisner Law Firm Blog||Social Media, E-mail and the Work Place, What's Not to "Like"?||2015|
|Kisner Law Firm Blog||New avenues for appealing property assessments||2013|
|Kisner Law Firm Blog||Are Assessment Negotiations Circumventing Fair and Objective Hearings?||2012|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2014|
|Ohio University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2008|
|Risk Management||Risk Management: Dealing with Sex, Drugs and Money in the Workplace||2018|
|Employment Law Institute||Medical Marijuana in the Workplace||2018|
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