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Samantha M. Leschek

Samantha M. Leschek Specializes in Family Law

Negotiated Settlements
Consulting Attorney to Mediation
Collaborative Divorce
Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
Traditional Representation/Litigation
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.

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• 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
• State Bar of Maryland
• State Bar of New Jersey
• District of Columbia Bar
• 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