Katherine M. Leech is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While she was in law school, she participated in the University's Elder law clinic and Family Law clinic, where she represented litigants in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division pro se program. As a result of her clinical work, she was awarded the prestigious Clinical Legal Education Association's Outstanding Clinical Student award. In addition, she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in the Family Law Clinic, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Community Service award. Ms. Leech remains active with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and organized an attorney-student mentoring program for law students interested in practicing family law.
Ms. Leech is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a Bachelor's of Science in Health Policy and Administration. While in college, Ms. Leech was active in community service activities and was a chairperson for the Penn State Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.
Ms. Leech joined the law firm of Raphael, Ramsden & Behers, P.C., in order to focus her practice in family law.
Ms. Leech has developed a unique understanding of the legal and social issues facing families and children through her volunteer work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), serving as an advocate for children involved in the juvenile court system.
Ms. Leech is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, where she is a member of the Family Law Section and the Young Lawyer's Division (YLD). She is a member of the YLD's Bar Leadership Initiative Class of 2009-2010 and a member of the Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania.
She is active in the community, serving on the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Partner's Board. She volunteers for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program and the organization, Cure PSP.
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania State University
Major: Health Policy and Administration
- Honors and Awards:
- YLD Bar Leadership Initiative Class, 2009 - 2010
- Clinical Legal Education Association's Outstanding Clinical Student Award
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Family Law clinic
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law Community Service Award