Leah Kane

Leah KaneConsumer Protection and Employment Law Attorney

Kane received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and her B.A. in history from Colgate University. Commitment to high-quality advocacy on behalf of low-income people has permeated her career, through work as a public defender, as a legal aid attorney handling consumer fraud, disability and civil rights cases, as an employment discrimination attorney, and as a legal educator. Prior to joining LSSP, she was an assistant federal defender with the Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina in Charlotte. She relocated to North Carolina from Nevada, where she served on the faculty of University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law for five years, teaching Lawyering Process, Evidence and Juvenile Justice Clinic. Kane also worked as litigation attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for three years, handling mortgage fraud and predatory lending matters, class actions, ADA, and housing discrimination, and as an associate attorney at England Law Office, handling complex employment discrimination and contract dispute matters. Kane began her career as an assistant public defender in Palm Beach County, Florida, where she worked for four years and gained significant felony jury trial experience. Kane joined LSSP in April 2013.

Kane has been involved with a number of community and legal organizations, including serving on the board of directors for WHQR public radio and Cape Fear River Watch, serving as the chair of the Nevada State Bar’s Publications Committee, and as a member of the Nevada Supreme Court Task Force on Racial, Economic, and Gender Bias in the Justice System. She recently spent two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA service member with Communities in Schools of Cape Fear at a new, innovative high school for at-risk students. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.