Leah Smith, a cum laude graduate of William & Mary School of Law, has joined Garcia, Hernández, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP as an associate in the San Francisco Bay Area office.
Smith will become part of the firm’s education law practice and serving its many school district and public agency clients. She brings her strong passion for child advocacy and special education law to the firm.
“Working in education law means you can serve a large population of students by helping to influence and shape school policies,” said Smith. “I am looking forward to working with clients whose goal it is to provide students with a fulfilling education.”
Managing Partner Bonifacio Bonny Garcia is excited about Smith’s addition to the firm’s special education group, “Leah is gracious, smart, and has a true interest in special education,” said Garcia. “She is also passionate about working for kids. What more could you ask for in an education law attorney?”
During her time at William & Mary, Smith was already sharpening her lawyering skills working as a Teaching Assistant at the School’s Legal Skills Program. She taught case development, trial and appellate advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution to first and second year law students. Smith also volunteers at Camp Okizu in northern California where she serves children and families affected by childhood cancer.
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