Leah QuaileStaff Attorney, Family Preservation Project

Leah Quaile

Leah Quaile started working at NLSP in 2014. She is the Family and Public Benefits Staff Attorney for the Family Preservation Project with DC Child and Family Services Agency. Leah works to stabilize families in danger of having a child removed from their home by assisting them with problems such as custody, child support, protection for victims of domestic violence, and threats to income security. She is based at the Ward 7 Polk Street office.

Prior to joining NLSP, Leah served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jeanette J. Clark in the Family Court of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She has also worked as a student attorney in the Families and the Law Clinic at Columbus Community Legal Services, the Student Director of The Catholic University of America's Office of Law & Social Justice Initiatives, and as a litigation intern at Break the Cycle. Leah has engaged in extensive pro bono work, including serving as a Guardian Ad Litem at DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, representing the best interests of children in contested custody cases.

Leah received her Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. While attending law school, she was awarded the Extra Mile and Marathon Awards for Outstanding Service to the Law School Community, Pro Bono Highest Honors, and a Clinical Legal Education Association Award. Leah received her Bachelor of Arts degree from American University, where she majored in International Studies with a Concentration on Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Leah is an active member of the Washington Council of Lawyers.

Phone: 202-800-2159

Email: LQuaile@nlsp.org