A native of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Leah joined the Gjesdahl Law, P.C. in 2007, as an associate attorney. Leah graduated with a B.S. in Paralegal degree from Moorhead State University in 1998. She received a J.D., with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2007, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Leah was a member of, and served as Student Articles Editor for, the North Dakota Law Review. Her article, The Cost of a Higher Education: Post-Minority Child Support in North Dakota was published by the law review. Leah served as a Burtness Scholar Research Assistant for the head of the legal writing department where she mentored upcoming research assistants. She was also selected as the Student Faculty Committee Member for the Student Bar Association.
Leah and her husband, Andre, have two children, Lauren and Luc. In her spare time, Leah enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and outdoor activities.
Leah was admitted to the North Dakota Bar in October 2007 and the Minnesota Bar in May 2008. She is a member of the North Dakota State Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Cass County Bar Association and the Ronald N. Davies Inn of Court.
|MN||Authorized to practice||2008||10/08/2019|
|ND||Authorized to practice law||2007||09/16/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Order of the Coif||Unviserity of North Dakota||2007|
|Attorney||Gjesdahl Law, P.C.||2007 - Present|
|Paralegal||Gjesdahl Law||2000 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar Association of North Dakota||Co-Chair of Family Law Task Force||2015 - Present|
|Ronald N. Davies American Inn of Court||President||2014 - Present|
|State Bar Association of North Dakota||Pro Bono Committee member||2014 - Present|
|North Dakota Collaborative Divorce Group||Chair||2013 - Present|
|State Bar Association of North Dakota||Ethics Committee Member||2013 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Clay County Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|North Dakota State Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Cass County Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Ronald Davis Inns of Court||N/A||2007 - Present|
|State Bar Association of North Dakota||Chair of the Family Law Section||2011 - 2012|
|Law Review at the University of North Dakota School of Law||Student Articles Editor||2006 - 2007|
|State Bar Association of North Dakota||Divorce 101: Breaking Down the Basics||2014|
|NBI||What Family Court Judges Want you To Know||2008|
|North Dakota Law Review||The Cost of a Higher Education: Post-Minority Child Support in North Dakota||2006|
|University of North Dakota School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Seminar Presenter||Divorce 101||2014|
|Program Moderator||"What Family Court Judges Want you to Know"||2008|
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