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Samantha M. Leschek

Samantha M. Leschek Specializes in Family Law

Negotiated Settlements


Consulting Attorney

Collaborative Divorce

Premarital and Postmarital Agreements

Traditional Representation

Second Opinions

I am a family law attorney, family law mediator, and Collaborative Divorce practitioner. I have practiced family law exclusively since 2015 and am admitted to practice law in California, Maryland, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.

I counsel clients through all phases of the divorce process, including post-divorce matters. I also assist families who are beginning their relationships with premarital agreements and who are married with postmarital agreements.

I am passionate about out-of-court settlement work through negotiation, mediation, and Collaborative Divorce to help minimize the emotional and financial costs of a divorce. I understand that resolving disputes outside the court system empowers people to craft agreements that meet their goals and consider creative solutions beyond the traditional legal model.

I understand that navigating family law matters involves experiencing strong emotions while, at the same time, making important financial and legal decisions. I recognize that the conflict involved often includes emotional, financial, and legal dimensions. I am dedicated to helping clients navigate this conflict wisely and with confidence so that they can make sound and informed decisions and move forward with their lives.

Charting Reimbursement Territory, Again

B.S., The College of New Jersey, 2012
J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, 2015
M.J., Michigan State University College of Law, 2015

Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2020, as published in the Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine

State Bar of California, 2018
State Bar of Maryland, 2015
State Bar of New Jersey, 2015
District of Columbia Bar, 2019
San Mateo County Bar Association
Santa Clara County Bar Association
Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Chair of Program Committee for Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County

Samantha M. Leschek
California Divorce Attorneys, Mental Health Professionals, Financial Planners