An expert in family law, Leas will assist children and families with a variety of domestic relations issues
Family law attorney Amelia H. Leas has joined Prince Lobel’s Domestic Relations Practice Group. Leas brings to the firm a wealth of experience in divorce and child custody matters, including visitation, complaints for modification and contempt, child support, Department of Children and Families investigations, guardianship petitions, education advocacy, domestic violence, children requiring assistance, and medical decisions.
Before arriving at Prince Lobel, Leas served as a trial attorney for the Children and Family Law Unit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, representing parents and children in litigation against the Department of Children and Families. In this role, she argued evidentiary custody hearings on paternity, temporary custody, and children requiring assistance cases in both juvenile and probate court. Her hard work helped reunite many children with their parents and resulted in the closing of their DCF cases. “I feel fortunate for the opportunity to bring my experience and passion for helping families to Prince Lobel’s clients,” said Leas. “Providing individuals with excellent representation while they navigate through some of their most difficult times is central to my practice of law.”
“Amelia is an expert in matters involving child custody and guardianship, and her experience in family, probate, and juvenile court will be an excellent asset to our Domestic Relations team,” said Managing Partner Craig M. Tateronis “Amelia’s commitment to her clients is exemplary, and she is skilled at handling sensitive cases and resolving matters to best suit the children and families involved.”
Prior to earning her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2014, Leas served as an SJC Rule 3:03 Attorney in Boston University’s Civil Litigation Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services. She co-counseled with a top firm in a complicated and high-profile child custody case that was heavily publicized in the local news. She also first-chaired a custody case in Suffolk Probate and Family Court, which resulted in a settlement and in her client winning both custody and child support. Leas earned her B.A. from the State University of New York, Binghamton, in 2008.
Prince Lobel’s Domestic Relations Practice Group, chaired by Donald G. Tye and Nancy A. Freed, offers expert legal advice, trust, and understanding in all matters relating to family law. Our attorneys adopt a collaborative approach, working with the firm’s other practice groups to advise our clients on how the emotional and financial issues involved in domestic relations law may affect individuals, families, and business owners.