LeeAnne was born in the Bronx where she resided with family until she moved to North Carolina in 1998. Her parents and siblings still reside in the Bronx and she enjoy a white Christmas with them every year. LeeAnne moved to the tar heel state to attend college at Wake Forest University on an academic and merit scholarship. She graduated early from Wake with Honors.
Unsure whether to attend graduate school or law school LeeAnne spent two (2) years living and working abroad. She spent nearly a year living and working in London and she was privileged enough to secure a grant to live in Costa Rica, where she volunteered for Planned Parenthood and Colectiva Por el Derecho a Decidir. Prior to returning to North Carolina she spent several months in New Zealand working at a Lodge, where she learned to enjoy hiking, fishing, and snorkeling.
LeeAnne returned to North Carolina in 2002 to teach at Arts-Based Elementary School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. LeeAnne's first grade class was comprised of sixteen (16) students, and she misses them dearly to this day. She also miss snacktime, storytime, and recess.
LeeAnne attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law as a Willis Whichard Scholar. At Carolina I was actively involved in student government, the Pro Bono Board, and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Group. She received the Ilene B. Nelson Grant for Child Advocacy and the Class of 2000 Public Interest Scholarship. She was also inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society and the Order of the Barristers. LeeAnne earned my Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in May, 2006.
LeeAnne began working at a small general practice firm in Wilmington, North Carolina in May 2006, and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2007. She was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 2009 and she now practices family law, juvenile law, and Immigration law. She also handles Department of Social Services cases. She am a member of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association.
LeeAnne was the chair of the Criminal Justice/Paralegal Department at Miller-Motte College, where she taught aspiring paralegals for 8 years. She is also honored to teach various Continuing Legal Education classes in the areas of Family Law to other attorneys.
LeeAnne and her husband live in Wilmington NC and are blessed to raise their children in this beautiful city. They attend St. Luke AME Zion Church.