Born and raised in the Caribbean on the island of Trinidad, Leah moved to Florida in 1989. She attended high school in Broward County at J.P. Taravella and went on to obtain her B.A. from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Following completion of her undergraduate studies she worked at State Street Global Advisors in Boston, until moving to Houston to join a law firm specializing in mass tort pharmaceutical litigation. She went on to attend law school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law where she served on UMKC Law Review and obtained her J.D. in 2006.

In 2006, Leah returned to Florida where she was admitted to the Florida Bar and focuses her practice in personal injury. She is also a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney by The Florida Bar. Leah has represented both individual and corporate clients and has litigated thousands of cases. She has successfully tried dozens of jury trials in both State and Federal Court including the United States District Court of Puerto Rico, where she obtained a favorable verdict on behalf of her injured client against a major pharmaceutical company.

Prior to joining Balkan Patterson & Charbonnet, Leah represented insurance companies and their insureds for more than a decade. She left insurance defense to use her knowledge, experience, and skills to advocate for victims of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death involving motor vehicle collisions, and premise liability and defective products. Her insight on how insurance companies analyze, evaluate and defend cases gives her an advantage in order to maximize recoveries on behalf of her clients.

Leah lives in Deerfield Beach with her husband Mark and her two sons, Nicholas and Ryan. She enjoys spending time with her family, boating, and traveling.