Underberg & Kessler, LLC
300 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester NY 14604
Work Phone: 585-258-2835
Leah takes pride in assisting clients with care and respect during arguably one of the most stressful times in their lives- going through a divorce. By taking a collaborative approach to divorce, the parties can manage the divorce in a mindful and respectful way to minimize the damage to their family. Leah focuses her practice on divorce and family law exclusively. Over the years, she has found that when both parties commit to put aside negative emotions, they can focus on settling issues of child custody, child support, and equitable distribution of their assets and debts in a way that benefits each party and their family overall. Collaborative law allows families to come up with carefully tailored plans that are not “one size fits all” and allows the parties to feel in control of the process with a voice at the table.
Leah regularly represents parents and children in divorce and family law matters in multiple local counties. She is honored to participate in collaborative law as a part of her practice. Leah graduated from S.U.N.Y. Geneseo with a B.A. in psychology and minor in sociology. She graduated from Albany Law School with her J.D. and is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Leah has received numerous honors, including the Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award, the Honorable Michael F. Dillon Attorneys for Children Award for zealous advocacy of child clients in court proceedings, and being named to Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” category for Western New York. She is on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC). While her main office is located in Rochester, Leah also has a satellite office in Canandaigua, New York and is Vice President of the Ontario County Bar Association. Prior to practicing family law, Leah was a criminal prosecutor in Virginia.