Leah M. Stevens-Block

Leah Stevens-Block

Associate

Leah M. Stevens-Block is an associate of the firm and a newly-admitted member of the New Mexico Bar. Leah M. Stevens-Block graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2013 and is a member to the Order of the Coif.

As a law student, Ms. Stevens-Block was the recipient of the A.H. McLeod Award, which recognizes excellence in advocacy, and granted the Dean’s Award for outstanding contributions to the law school community. She was a finalist in the New Mexico Court of Appeals Appellate Advocacy Tournament during her first year of law school, and was a semifinalist at the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s National Trial Competition in 2013. In addition, Ms. Stevens-Block has served as a teaching assistant for two legal writing classes and as the managing editor of the Tribal Law Journal.

Prior to joining Sheehan & Sheehan, Ms. Stevens-Block worked as both a law clerk and associate attorney in an Albuquerque based federal criminal defense and civil litigation firm, where she gained experience in business litigation and white-collar criminal defense.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Phone: 505-247-0411
Fax: 505-842-8890
Email: lsb@sheehansheehan.com

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Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico Bar, 2013
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2013

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • J.D. (magna cum laude) – 2013
    • Honors: Order of the Coif – 2013
    • Managing Editor, Tribal Law Journal – 2012 – 2013
    • TYLA, National Mock Trial Team – 2012 – 2013
    • New Mexico Court of Appeals Advocacy Tournament, Finalist, 2011
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
    • M.A. – 2001
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
    • B.A. (with honors) – 2000
    • Major: Anthropology

Published Works

Authored Works

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating in Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Deans Award – 2013
  • A.H. McLeod Prize – 2013
  • Outstanding Graduate Student – 2001
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student – 2000

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico

Past Employment Positions

  • Business Law Southwest LLC, Associate Attorney, 2013 – 2014
  • Business Law Southwest LLC, Law Clerk, 2012 – 2013
  • Keleher & McLeod, Law Clerk, 2012
  • Jackson Lewis LLP, Law Clerk, 2011 – 2012
  • Emcore Corporation, Corporate Training Manager, 2010
  • DeVry University, High School Liaison/ Recruiter, 2006 – 2009
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