Leah has focused her legal career on issues of jurisdiction, sovereignty, and treaty rights in both federal and tribal courts. Before she joined Hogen Adams, Leah served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roberto A. Lange of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, where she worked on a wide variety of civil and criminal matters. During law school, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan State Law Review and provided amicus curiae support to tribes engaged in Indian Child Welfare Act litigation through the Indigenous Law & Policy Center Law Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law. After receiving her J.D., she was the Academic Fellow at the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, where she developed and taught a course to help first year Native American law students succeed in law school. Leah is a descendant of the White Earth Nation of northern Minnesota.
Outside the office, Leah enjoys cycling with her husband and exploring parks and trails with her flat-coat retriever, Mitten.