Leah A. Pettegrew

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Leah A. Pettegrew was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Leah attended the University of Central Florida where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies with minor studies in Sociology and Criminal Justice. In undergrad, Leah began her legal career as a legal assistant in a firm specializing in criminal law and family law, where she immediately found her passion.

Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Leah went on to attend Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law where she obtained her law degree. While attending Barry University, Leah participated in the Juvenile Defense Clinic, allowing her to practice law as a Certified Legal Intern under the supervision of her professor. During her time participating in the Juvenile Defense Clinic as a law student, Leah attended court to advocate for the youths of Central Florida. This opportunity allowed Leah to provide a voice for her juvenile clients as well as assist them in obtaining the appropriate assistance they may require to be healthy, heard, and successful members of society.

Leah is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and began her legal career working in Personal Injury. As a Personal Injury Attorney, Leah learned additional advocacy skills while assisting people who have been severely injured due to no fault of their own and successfully settled her cases for policy limits regularly.

Leah uses her advocacy skills learned through her practice of juvenile criminal defense as a Certified Legal Intern and through her practice as a Personal Injury Attorney in her practice with Schwam-Wilcox & Associates and is very happy to have returned to her passion. Her ability to empathize with clients and fearlessly fight for their rights and needs allows her to be a successful attorney.

In her spare time, Leah enjoys spending time with her family and rescue pets, as well as volunteering at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and reading for her book club.

Leah is trained in the collaborative process for family matters.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member, 2023-Present

  • Seminole Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member 2023-Present

  • Collaborative Family Law of Central Florida, Member 2024-

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2024-