Kaitlin Leary

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Ms. Leary was a law fellow at Public Citizen Litigation Group and at the National Education Association’s Office of General Counsel.

“I chose to work for Sanford Heisler Sharp in order to join a prestigious team that advocates on behalf of individuals who have been harmed by corporate misconduct and institutional abuses of power.”

Our commitment to securing justice and providing the best representation possible is reflected in a commitment to diversity within our own firm. At Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, we know better than to think the best attorneys look alike, sound alike, think alike, or live alike. What matters is talent, and we hire the best talent available.

As a result, our team more accurately mirrors America. Women, minority, and/or openly gay lawyers make up the majority of our staff. A passion for social justice unites our team - we all work to use the power of law to help create and enforce a more just society.

Kaitlin Leary is an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. She received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and her B.A. and B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Ms. Leary was a law fellow at Public Citizen Litigation Group and at the National Education Association’s Office of General Counsel. Before her fellowships, Ms. Leary was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and for the Honorable Joseph M. Getty of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

At Maryland Law School, Ms. Leary was an Articles Editor for the Maryland Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. As a student attorney, she represented indigent criminal defendants in appellate and post-conviction proceedings as part of the Appellate and Post-Conviction Defense Clinic. She interned with the ACLU of Maryland and the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Appellate Division.

Education

  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2016 magna cum laude
  • Articles Editor, Maryland Law Review
  • B.A. and B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 2013

Clinics

  • Appellate & Post-Conviction Defense Clinic

Clerkships

  • The Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • The Honorable Joseph M. Getty, the Court of Appeals of Maryland

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2018
  • Maryland, 2016

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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