Leah is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Wyoming College of Law, where she graduated at the top of her class and earned her law degree Order of the Coif. Prior to entering private practice, Leah served as law clerk to Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal of the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming and to Judge Gregory A. Phillips of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Leah practiced civil litigation in Cheyenne with the statewide law firm of Davis & Cannon, LLP for several years before returning to her hometown of Jackson, Wyoming to join Ranck & Schwartz, LLC and continue her family’s law practice.
Leah works with a broad range of corporate, municipal and individual clients to resolve civil disputes inside and outside the courtroom. She has broad experience before federal and state courts (at both the trial and appellate levels) and administrative agencies. Her clients include for- and non-profit businesses, landowners, homeowners associations, employers, and professionals accused of malpractice. Leah’s work extends across Wyoming and beyond.
Education, Recognitions, & Affiliations
Leah is actively involved in the state and local bar and currently serves on the Civil Pattern Jury Instructions Committee. She serves as President of the Equal Justice Wyoming Foundation and on the pro bono panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She is also an honorary member of the Wyoming Access to Justice Commission.
Leah earned her law degree Order of the Coif from the University of Wyoming College of Law. In her second year, she was named an inaugural Clarence A. Brimmer Scholar. Later she served as Student Director of John M. Burman’s Legal Services Clinic and received the Outstanding Clinical Student award. She also published a case note with the Wyoming Law Review.
Before law school, Leah worked in marketing and led backpacking trips for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Outside the law, her interests include theatre, cross country skiing, reading and travel. Leah and her husband Brad have two sons, who they are proud to say are fifth-generation Wyomingites.
University of Wyoming College of Law, 2012
Stanford University, 2007
U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming (Hon. Nancy D. Freudenthal)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (Hon. Gregory A. Phillips)