Isabella M. Leavitt

Isabella M. Leavitt

Education

Georgetown University Law Center

Arizona State University


Contact

Call: 480-776-3437
iml@kflawaz.com

Practice Areas and Experience

Isabella Leavitt represents clients in all types of litigation. Isabella joined Kercsmar & Feltus in May 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Isabella worked as an associate in the litigation department of Polsinelli, P.C., one of the largest firms in the United States. Isabella has significant experience handling matters in the financial services industry, including loan enforcement. She represents companies of all sizes in the financial services, healthcare, technology, and manufacturing industries. Isabella has also handled toxic tort matters. Isabella assists clients with all stages litigation and developing litigation avoidance strategies.

Isabella earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a student-attorney in the Federal Legislative and Administrative Law Clinic, advocating for policy changes on behalf of a civil rights non-profit. While at Georgetown, Isabella’s article discussing the ethical issues of responding to prospective clients was selected to be published in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.


Representative Cases and Clients

  • Assisted in representing a partner of a construction manufacturing business in a dispute with his partner which resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Provided analysis of insurance policies including general liability, professional liability, directors & officers liability, and errors & omissions and analyzed coverage of claims.
  • Drafted a mediation statement in a breach of contract claim on behalf of a corporation, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Assisted in representing financial institution in its defense against RESPA and FCRA claims.

Professional Experience

  • Polsinelli, P.C., Associate (2017-2020)

Education

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 2017)

  • Executive & Submissions Editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
  • Latin American Law Students Association, Alumni Chair
  • Federal Legislation & Administrative Law Clinic

Arizona State University, Barrett, the Honors College, Transborder Chicano/a Latino/a Studies (B.A. 2014, summa cum laude)

Phi Beta Kappa


Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States Federal District Court for the District of Arizona

Media and Publications

Attorney Advertising in the Age of Reddit: Drafting Ethical Responses to Prospective Clients in Online Non-legal Forums, 29 GEO. J. LEGAL ETHICS 1111 (2016).

Driverless Cars May Expose Tech Companies to Unexpected Accident Liability, ABA Litigation Section, May 2018, https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/committees/insurance-coverage/articles/2018/driverless-cars-liability/


Community Involvement

  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
    • Leadership Appointments Committee
  • Tempe Young Professionals
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program 

Personal

Isabella is a fifth-generation Arizonan. She was born in Tucson, Arizona. Isabella enjoys walking her two rescue dogs, baking, and hiking in the Southwestern United States.


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