Location : Glendale, California
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Firm Partner and Co-owner
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
- J.D. – 2010
University of California
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 2006
- Major: Communication Studies
Background and Education
Leanna was born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated high school when she was 16 and had the rare opportunity to start working in law firms as a teenager. She worked in every capacity in legal offices from being a receptionist and legal assistant to law clerk, associate, and now the co-founder of her own firm. This invaluable experience from a very young age gave Leanna the unique ability to manage every aspect of her own law practice.
Leanna attended UCLA majoring in Communication Studies, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2006 when she was 20. She graduated in 2010 from the Began Law School at Loyola Law School. During her time there, she studied abroad in London and participated in a mediation clinic on campus that helped resolve a variety of disputes for low-income families on a pro-bono basis. After graduating from law school, Leanna worked for a prestigious business litigation and employment law firm in Santa Monica where she gained extensive knowledge and experience in civil litigation.
Helping the Disadvantaged
Leanna’s love and desire to help disadvantaged employees began at the ODG Law Group with her exposure to various employment cases where employees working for companies were either injured or disabled, discriminated or retaliated against.
“That love for helping people during some of the most difficult and challenging times of their lives is what helped create the practicing departments in our own firm, which was founded in 2011,” she said. “I began with practicing employment law and it ultimately evolved into workers’ compensation since many employment cases went hand in hand with workers’ compensation.”
Leanna built the firm’s workers’ compensation practice from the ground up in 2012. She says helping injured workers and their families gives her tremendous satisfaction.
“I truly enjoy practicing in this field and I’m grateful for the opportunity to help, educate and guide injured workers in this area of the law, which can otherwise be extremely intimidating and challenging to manage on their own,” she said. “I take great pride in being their advocate and their voice in a system where they are essentially powerless against the insurance companies.”
Providing Superior Customer Service
She also feels a tremendous sense of joy when she hears clients say they can relax once they retain ODG Law Group because they count on getting quality legal representation.
“When a client tells me that, it’s a positive affirmation for me that we’re on the right path as a firm,” she says. “I take each case to heart and approach each client as I would a family member. I strive to give each and every client and their case the time, attention and care it needs.”
Leanna says her goal is to help her injured clients obtain optimal medical treatment, benefits and monetary support. She also strives to make them feel confident and secure in their decision to hire her firm.
“I want them to feel well-guided and informed throughout the entire process,” she says.
When Leanna is not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, creating memories with her family, traveling and exploring the world, spending time outdoors and flexing her creative muscles as she cooks and bakes.