Leah M. Stiegler is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Immigration practice groups.
Leah’s employment practice focuses on helping employers comply with various employment laws, defending related employment actions with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in state or federal court, conducting workplace trainings and board trainings, guiding employers through workplace investigations, and working with employers regarding collective bargaining and grievances/arbitrations.
A Virginia native, Leah began her career at Woods Rogers as a summer associate in 2014 and joined the firm after completing a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Lawrence R. Leonard, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, where she gained extensive experience in handling pretrial motions, discovery disputes, and settlement conferences.
Leah earned her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she graduated cum laudeand was a member of the Order of the Coif. She also served on the executive board of the University of Richmond Law Review. While in law school, Leah interned with the Honorable Kevin R. Huennekens, U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Leah earned the Pro Bono Certification Award for completing over 120 hours of pro bono service and public interest work for her time working with the Legal Aid Justice Center in Richmond, Va., the law school’s Immigration Clinic, and the Charlottesville Public Defender’s Office.
Leah graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech, where she earned two degrees: A B.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning, and a B.A. in Spanish. Leah believes strongly in the values of youth athletics and is the head coach of The Bosses, a youth basketball team for girls in the City of Roanoke.
Leah is a board member for Virginia Amateur Sports, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes physical fitness and healthy lifestyles and runs the Virginia Commonwealth Games—the largest multi-sport festival held in Virginia each year.
Leah also serves as an assistant to the Greater Southwest Athletic Association Board of Directors.
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